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Old Enchanted Balete Tree

Campalanas, Philippines
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Cebu Island, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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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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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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