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Tule Tree

Santa Maria del Tule, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Ranked #18 of 57 attractions in Oaxaca
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: This large cypress tree is said to be over 2,000 years old.
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oaxaca
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It will just blow you away, this cypress with the widest girth of all trees in the world. Not oldest, not greatest volume, not tallest, but it is amazing for what it is. It gets more visitors than any other ticketed sight in the state of Oaxaca.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Very large impressive tree with lots of birds here and there but the tourist trap surrounding this natural wonder makes it not worth the trip to see it. Every thing there is designed to squeeze money from the tourists including having to pay to use the toilet and over priced t-shirts. Not worth it.

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Riihimaki, Finland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

It is hard to believe, how this type of a tree can become so old and so big! The tree is as old as the oldest oil trees in Gethsemane, Jerusalem. Go and see this wonder, if you happen to hang around here! There is a nice chapel in the vicinity of this tree.

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Woodbridge, O
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

A brief visit to the famous Tule Tree was a questionable stop for my group of 16 mezcal and beer lovers but I was persuaded to budget the time and travel. Am I glad we did! What an astounding natural wonder! I have been to the Redwoods and Sequoias in California and the old growth forests in northern Ontario, but... More

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San Francisco, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This is an amazing historic massive tree. Be sure to have a good guide who can take you on the fairy-tale journey pointing out the animals and images in the gnarled bark!

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Lake Atitlan
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134 reviews 134 reviews
43 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I had to see what the fuss was all about when I read about the big tree in Santa Maria. As I approached the town, I expected to be overshadowed by some enormously tall tree. I could not notice any tree taller than others around it. What the tree lacks in height, it makes up for in girth. The truck... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

would have loved this tree even more if it weren't fenced off and you could lie underneath it and breathe it in. A little too crowded and touristy for me but still grateful to have been able to see it.

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Seattle, Washington
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

This is a very nice, very big, very old tree. It's not far, and it's on the way to Mitla, so by all means stop, but don't feel badly if you miss it.

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Seattle, WA
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12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I wouldn't make a special trip to see it, but a stop at this big huge tree is a worthwhile and necessary thing to check off on your list of things to see and do on Oaxaca. It's an easy stop to make on your way to Mitla, Teotitlan del Valle, and/or the Sunday market in Tlacolula. The little church... More

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toronto
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68 reviews 68 reviews
19 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Biggest I've ever seen. You don't need more than fifteen minutes there and it is on the way to Teotitlan de Vale and other destinations so if you're going in that direction anyway it's worth seeing.

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