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Address: Santa Maria del Tule, Mexico
Description: This large cypress tree is said to be over 2,000 years old.
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Day Trip to Mitla, Tule, Matlatan and the Teotitlan Valley from...

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Big tree not more not less

So the main part of the tree is really thic and the diameter is the biggest in the world. I did not think that it was that special. Actually the pretty architectures next to it... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

So the main part of the tree is really thic and the diameter is the biggest in the world. I did not think that it was that special. Actually the pretty architectures next to it caught more of my attention

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Buderim, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

it was hard to believe that this tree had such a huge girth until you saw it for real. It is amazing and I have never seen such a huge girth for a tree. it is worth a viewing and then you can see the three domed church of Iglesia de san Pablo. You can, on the way here, see... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My friend and I, biked from our hotel near Zocalo, to Tule today. It's about 12K ride. We are both city cyclists in our hometown and biking for 45 min -1 hour was not an issue. To our surprise, a good chunk of the road to Tule, there was a bike path that went all the way to Tule. If... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We first got to the small town of santa maria el Tule and saw a huge tree by the central plaza... and I mean huge tree, then a local told us that was not the tule tree LOL we where on the other side, then we got to the real deal! It is hard to believe that such a massive... More 

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Colorado Springs, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This place surprised me. My expectation was something like a place Clark Griswald would drag the family to see. We made the short easy drive to the tree from Oaxaca. It took about 30 minutes in moderate traffic. It is in the center of town in a park, just off to the left side of the main road. There is... More 

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Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

You can perceive the energy of this ancient tree (more 2,000yrs.), it is just astonishing. Very impressive, I have seen old trees before but this one in particular you can feel the vibe, it embraces everyone. I would strongly recommend that you visit this tree if you are in Oaxaca and it should not take more than 30 min. of... More 

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Navi Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

yes its a tree, oldest and largest and you will always find someone to show you various animals in the bark and roots at various points. just use your imagination. set in a nice little garden the tree is worth a visit. the town is quaint, not much to see otherwise.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The largest, oldest tree I've ever seen. I cannot imagine all the energy it stores after all those years witnessing so many events and the mass that it holds and life that transmits. Just massively beautiful. Come to Tule just 15 min drive from Oaxaca de Juarez. #LiveItToBelieveIt!

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Del Mar, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Tule was a town that was close to other attractions we wanted to see on our trip to Oaxaca. The tree is the biggest tree in the world regarding the girth of the trunk. It was very impressive but I'm not sure I would make a special trip to see the tree. The town around it is cute but if... More 

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San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

the Tule has been a wonderful site to rethink what nature is capable of... the town doesn't offer to much, but it's worth the ride to see this majestic tree...

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