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Tule Tree

Santa Maria del Tule, Mexico
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Day Trip to Mitla, Tule, Matlatan and the...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
Owner description: This large cypress tree is said to be over 2,000 years old.
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
Owner description: This large cypress tree is said to be over 2,000 years old.
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Colorado Springs, CO
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101 reviews 101 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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98 reviews 98 reviews
59 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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84 reviews 84 reviews
9 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
36 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Creel, Mexico
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Massive ancient tree over 2,000 yrs. old. Not really worth a visit on its own, but as it's near the ruins of Mitla, it is well worth stopping to see.

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Loreto, Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

It's a big tree but if your time is limited, don't waste it on this. My first visit to Oaxaca I paid a visit, this time, a glimpse from a collective or bus was sufficient.

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Houston, Texas
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92 reviews 92 reviews
14 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Tours will take you to this site on their way to Mitla. A $10 pesos fee will be charged to enter the plaza where the tree is, but you can see it from outside. Advice, if you want to buy chocolate, salt, mezcal or any other product from the shops near this area, you are better off buying at the... More 

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Norman
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The tree is amazing. You have to see it to believe it and even then, it is hard to comprehend that it is 2,000 years old.

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