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Address: 2 de Abril, Santa Maria del Tule, Mexico
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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
Samuel J
Kennesaw, Georgia
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 NEW

I was like "great a tree" when I booked my tour, but this tree is REALLY wide. They did tests to check it was one single tree. The grounds are beautifully kept, and the garden around it is equally worth the visit.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Really cool place, I couldn't have imagined the size of this tree without seeing it. 10 pesos entrance fee is nothing, it's a great photo op and really nice grounds!

Thank Arielle S
Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The Arbol de Tule is no doubt the widest tree in the world! Just look at it's comparative size against the Church of Santa Maria de la Asuncion! Just around the corner, one can find the restaurant La Casa De Los Abuelos - which in my opinion serves the best Quesadillas in the world! Do enjoy one of them here!

Thank Steve Y
San Marcos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

According to our tour guide, the tule tree is the widest tree in the world. It's certainly impressive! We booked a day tour through Viator, which included a stop at the tule tree, a famous weaver's shop (Nelson Perez), Mitla, and Monte Alban. It was an incredible and insightful tour around Oaxaca. I was so thankful we made a stop... More 

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Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

The tree of Tule is not the biggest tree in the world, it is not the oldest tree in the world, it is not the tallest tree in the world, IT IS THE WIDEST TREE IN THE WORLD!!!! I honestly feel that when my friends come Back from their travels and tell me that they saw the worlds tallest, oldest... More 

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Santa Cruz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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 

2 Thank Samuel J
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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