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Old Enchanted Balete Tree

Campalanas, Philippines
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Manila, Philippines
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The tree was humongous and it was humbling. It stood there for over 400 years. It's beautiful. The spring / pool the runs at the bottom of the tree has hundreds of tiny lil fish that's just ready to give your foot a free fish spa! Don't forget to donate. :) PHP 20 will do. Little amount from you, huge... More

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Sagay City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The tree was impressive but I really enjoyed getting a foot spa from the fish. I had a little burn on my left foot and they ate it away. They were all focused on my left foot that only a few came to my right foot. I wanted to stay longer but we had other places to go.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Yep the title says it all really. Its a tree. I nice tree but nothing special with fish again nothing special. If you have been anywhere in South East Asia you will have experienced or at least seen the fish spa. So again nothing special. However this is Siquijor with not much going on, which is part of its charm... More

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Well, good stopover. Nice place to rest from going around the island. There is a small stall at the entrance. You may give donation for maintenance. FREE FISH SPA!

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Dumaguete City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The old tree is quite impressive with it's roots trailing to the ground. The spring beneath was clear as crystal and the fish seemed very healthy! We let the fish take a nibble at our feet and they were more than happy to do so! We enjoyed our time there.....a nice spot to stop as you tour the island!

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Cebu Island, Philippines
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We should respect the land marks of our past . This tree must have witnessed so much . Have your photo taken, whisper a story to the AGTA ....

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The tree was magnificent of course, but the rain dampened our adventurous spirit. The water beneath the tree was cloudy and overflowing the cemented pool so it did not look so inviting. It could have been different on a sunny day.

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Yeosu, South Korea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The tree is quite huge and interesting - having seen the Sequoias in California, I'd say this particular Balete tree is up there in terms of beauty and size. The little pond beneath the tree is filled with little fish (and big) that will happily feed themselves on your excess foot skin. First time at a foot spa like this... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Our second stop from the port is the old enchanted balete tree. Well it was quite enchanting because its very big with an air of creepiness! Haha Next to the tree is a small pool which you can deep your weary legs. Fishes are also found there. It's like a natural fish spa because the sizes of the fish are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

For a city girl like me, I really appreciate the wonders of nature such as this tree. What made this place more interesting is the presence of the fishes that nibble on your feet and will make you giggle like a child. This tree is like the Filipino spirit: courageous and persevering.

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