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Address: Campalanas, Philippines

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The old enchanted balete tree in Lazi which is believed to be 400 years of age. I'm not very fond of Balete trees thanks to local horror films and to my very superstitious... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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Marikina, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The first stop we went to try the known foot spa. Surprised to see many foreigners sitting and enjoying the coolness of the place. The huge balete tree covers the area where you can enjoy the foot spa massage from those tiny little fish. We had ordered 6 young coconut fruit to drink and eat the buko meat! Awesome experience!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Little fish gather around your feet to rid you of dead skin cells-a tickling experience. Nothing much to write home about this attraction, except for some people believing that the tree is enchanted.

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Marikina, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The old enchanted balete tree in Lazi which is believed to be 400 years of age. I'm not very fond of Balete trees thanks to local horror films and to my very superstitious ancestors here in the Philippines, balete trees are known as hosts to scary creatures and spirits. I have no idea where this myth originated but i grew... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

It was the first time.I went.to a fish foot spa and it's natural, the fish are just there eating everyone's calluses haha. The tree looks nice very old. It is a very good stop on ur way and it's only 10 pesos.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Before we set foot on the place, we were a little afraid due to "tales" about balete trees and its occupants, not to mention the place (Siquijor) where it is located. When we arrived at Siquijor port, all of our fears went away due to the warm reception of our tour driver / guide. The 400 year old Balete Tree... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Located in the island of Siquijor in the town of Lazi, Brgy. Campalanas. The island is made enchanting by the presence of what is known as the oldest tree in Siquijor, the 400-year old Balete tree. Honestly speaking, it was my first time to see this kind of tree before me and I thought it isn't really spooky and creepy... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Nothing creepy. Just fascinating! 400 years old is an awesome age for a living thing on planet earth. I hope the locals in the area that charge P5 entrance fee is really keeping the place clean and neat.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

5peso donation and you can sit at the foot of the tree and put your feet in the water for fish to nibble. Some food and drinks available here also. An easy stop on the way back from visiting the caves.

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Cebu Island, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Well, it's quite amazing to see a century old balete tree that is so enchanted to look. Love to see its hanging roots and its body is about 6 meters more or less in diameter. Just be careful and don't abuse the silence of the place and the tree itself.

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Valenzuela, Philippines
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Dipping your feet in the spring pool at the base of the tree is a nice touch with its fish spa-like experience, but nothing too impressive.

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