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Old Enchanted Balete Tree

Campalanas, Philippines
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Nothing great about the tree but the fish therapy is otherwise. And observed that the fish sizes are generally bigger than what I have seen so far, probably they are well fed by tourists like us? ;P

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Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

the tree looks like a creepy one, that's what Siquijor is known for... but for me, it will just remain as a folklore.... the place is nice and quiet....

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Makati, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I have seen other huge Balete tree in other place but what make this diff is that a spring is right under the roots the tree providing fresh water to the community.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Been here many times and love the place it is very relaxing and beautiful. Many small fish in the pool to nibble away at your feet. Please stay a while and just take in the tree and it's beauty . Sori sori shop opposite the tree

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Muntinlupa, Philippines
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The balete tree was HUGE, but the place was made more special by the free fish spa that you normally would pay for in malls or other parts of the country. It's definitely worth a try!

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Cebu City, Philippines
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

There are little fishes in the water at the foot of the tree that nibble on your feet, eating the dead skin. The tree itself is pretty majestic and locals say that its water has healing proerties

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Odense, Denmark
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

The old tree stands right next to the road, so do yourself a favor and stop when you drive by. Under the tree is a large underground cave filled with water from a spring which rises in the cave. Along the spring are there (unfortunately) molded a wide concrete base, so you can sit down and wash his feet in... More

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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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