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Old Enchanted Balete Tree

Campalanas, Philippines
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Cebu City, Cebu City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Also known as The Enchanted Tree, it is a popular landmark in Lazi, Siquijor where you can enjoy a little dip and avail of nature's fish spa all for free. Usually called as "The Enchanted Balete Tree" and believed to be the home of supernatural beings, this is one place you should not miss. (check out more siquijor spots at... More

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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We were able to view the amazing Old Balete tree. It's so big and enchanting. There was a small fish pond before the Balete tree. The water is clear, enough to see the small fishes swimming and playing in the pond. The tricycle driver told us that we can try having fish spa there. I never tried fish spa before... More

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

A 10 minute stop to check it out. The tree is big but still doesn't look like so old... It made by many many roots, reminded me Angkor temples trees. There is a bassin with clear water and many fishes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I just dropped by to this tree for a quick picture but amazingly I just for a few minutes coz I was really amazed by the fishes, the clear water and the tree itself ^_^ when i go back to siquijor I would probably stop and have a swim.

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california
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

The tree was magestic and soulful However the area around it was so dirty I would not advise getting in the water

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Davao City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This place is worth a visit. It's just along the highway. The tree has his own beauty that attracts any person who will pass by. When I first saw it, i was astonished. According from our grandparents, you should not go near it because of the beliefs that there are spirits lies inside the tree. But i don't feel like... More

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Las Pinas, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

The lady in charge of the place is very accomodating to tourists who would like to experience a moment with the Balete tree. The water is clean, there were even locals washing clothes there, and refreshing. She even showed us where to pose. Overall, if you are a tree huger you would love it.

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

This tree is the best on you would never expect to see on this Island and there is a water pond there you can hang you feet in to cool off , you must visit.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We have fish spas in Manila and Cebu. But I never had the desire to pay for something where fish would just munch around your feet for a ticklish experience. So the one at the Balete tree was a fun, free experience.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

This place is a gem in this island. You can relax with your friends while enjoying a fish spa directly below this Balete tree. The size of the tree and the surrounding foliage makes the area very cool and pleasant to stay for a bit. There is no fee but only a donation box which I think is fair enough.... More

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