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Address: 2 de Abril, Santa Maria del Tule, Mexico
Description: This large cypress tree is said to be over 2,000 years old.
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Definitely the World's Widest Tree and Worth a Visit

The admission, as of May 2015, was 10 pesos per person. They state that the money goes towards care and maintenance of the tree and surrounding grounds. That's a pretty small... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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Kennesaw, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Hire a kid guide if you can. They work for a tip and point out different shapes in the bark that look like things: the head of a deer, the cave of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, a dolphin jumping...Kids must get good grades to guide. I usually bring stickers and add to the tip. This tree is fantastic... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is the oldest and largest tree in the Americas. Have one ofthe school chindren give you a tour and tell you their interpretation of the different knots of wood. You will be amazed to see how imaginative they are. Ask them which knot his Talia´s buttocks- after thesurgery! You wil die laughing! On a more serious note, once you... More 

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The admission, as of May 2015, was 10 pesos per person. They state that the money goes towards care and maintenance of the tree and surrounding grounds. That's a pretty small price to pay (currently less than $1 USD) for admission. The tree itself is massive! You can take as many pictures as you like and walk around the tree... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Located in the small town of Santa Maria del Tule in Oaxaca, Mexico, this is ancient cypress is reputed to be one of the oldest trees in the world. It is certainly huge; its gnarly trunk seems to take up a whole block and its canopy is extensive. There is information on the web that indicates the tree is dying.... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Supposedly this is a 2,000 year old "arbol del Tule", a huge cyprus tree. It is sacred and you cannot touch the branches of the trees. Some of the local children will show you all the animals in the bark of the tree. Skip it unless you are there anyway, but not worth going out of your way to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The size of it is amazing and the history is very interesting. Worth a stop to see! Take some time to search for hidden symbols and designs in the tree.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Can't complain for the price we paid for this tour (150MXP per person) which included transport to several locations and a guide. The guide was very bad and self-obsessed, i.e. if he didn't know the answer to something, he would guess it instead of acknowledging that he doesn't know. But all in all for the price paid we could have... More 

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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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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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Address: Address: 2 de Abril, Santa Maria del Tule, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Santa Maria del Tule

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