Tule Tree
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This large cypress tree is said to be over 2,000 years old.
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  • VGTravelGirl
    St. Albert, Canada2,107 contributions
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    Combine with other attractions
    We hired a taxi/driver for a private trip fro Oaxaca City out to the Tule Tree, the rug makers, the small Mitla Ruins and Huerve del Agua. The cost was $350 pesos per hour - and the trip took 7 hours. The tree itself is a short stop - you have to buy an inexpensive ticket to get near the tree - then you walk around it. It is impressive as it is large and 2,000 years old. There are restrooms nearby as well as food, if you are interested.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 15, 2024
  • Darrel B
    94 contributions
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    Impressive tree
    The tree is over 2,000 years old and there is another younger tree that is about 1,000 years old on the south side of the church. Great place to visit. Fantastic manicured gardens and beautiful plants. Nice street art in the area as well.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 22, 2024
  • sisterbay716
    Chicago, Illinois423 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tule Tree and Beautiful Village of Mitla
    We visited Mexico's famous Arbol del Tule in the village of Mitla to see this 400 year old tree that is said to be the widest in the world. The tree is sensational! Of course it doesn't take very long to see a tree (there is a path around it), but the village of Mitla is a destination in itself. Colorful and well-manicured with beautiful flowers and other trees, landscaping, and beautiful buildings, we would have loved to spend a night here to see it at night.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 25, 2024
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VGTravelGirl
St. Albert, Canada2,107 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We hired a taxi/driver for a private trip fro Oaxaca City out to the Tule Tree, the rug makers, the small Mitla Ruins and Huerve del Agua. The cost was $350 pesos per hour - and the trip took 7 hours. The tree itself is a short stop - you have to buy an inexpensive ticket to get near the tree - then you walk around it. It is impressive as it is large and 2,000 years old. There are restrooms nearby as well as food, if you are interested.
Written January 15, 2024
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Debbie B
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Jan 2020 • Friends
We stopped in Tule (not far from Oaxaca City) to see the tree on our way to Hierve de Agua. Said to be the largest circumference of any tree in the world, and it’s over two thousand years old. Very impressive! No photo could take the place of seeing it in person. Worth the visit.
Written January 18, 2020
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Ronald L
Denver, CO2,901 contributions
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Dec 2019
Our first stop today was the Montezuma cypress called the De Santa Maria del Tule. TA.P. This tree is said to be 2,000 years old, 164 feet around and 116 feet tall. It is the widest tree in the world at 45 feet. The largest known single stem tree on earth is the General Sherman sequoia at 102 feet around and 275 feet tall. Cost 10 pesos per person to get inside the fence. Have other trees of the same species in town, with one being 1,000 years old
Written January 8, 2020
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Rob C
San Jose, CA2,111 contributions
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Jan 2021
Tree of Tule is a great big tree located in a small community of Tule not far from Oaxaca City. The tree claims the title of the widest tree in the world and whether it is that or it isn't it is a very impressive specimen. It can be viewed up close from the street or from the nearby municipal esplanade. There is no admittance fee. The size of the tree is best witnessed from a good distance away where one can easily see that it is easily twice as tall as the nearby church and it dwarfs the neighboring city hall. Nice little field trip from Oaxaca City but nowhere nearly as impressive as the giant sequoias or redwoods.
Written May 17, 2021
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Jemkh
Melbourne, Australia715 contributions
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Oct 2022 • Solo
I came to visit this giant tree as part of a tour. There is an entrance fee. There is a fence around this giant beast so you cannot get up and close but it’s beautiful to look at. Not a lot in close vicinity to see asides from this so it was off the bus for a few photos before leaving!
Written February 18, 2023
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RusinChris
Washington DC, DC237 contributions
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Mar 2022
Wow! Just wow! Words fail me with this amazing gift of nature. 2000+ years old, this tree was a sapling when the Roman Empire was just getting started. And you think your neighborhood is historic? This is a living witness to the world. And it looks the part, huge, just majestic. As I list the many 'must see' natural things to see in Mexico, this goes on the list, right by the Monarch Butterfly reserve. Go, visit this tree. It is almost a spiritual experience. The town too is lovely and clean, should be a "Puebla Magico", I think, but it's glorious that they know the value of such a tree and look to care for it. The entrance fee was a mere 20 pesos. Just amazing, truly.
Written March 15, 2022
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sisterbay716
Chicago, IL423 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
We visited Mexico's famous Arbol del Tule in the village of Mitla to see this 400 year old tree that is said to be the widest in the world. The tree is sensational! Of course it doesn't take very long to see a tree (there is a path around it), but the village of Mitla is a destination in itself. Colorful and well-manicured with beautiful flowers and other trees, landscaping, and beautiful buildings, we would have loved to spend a night here to see it at night.
Written March 25, 2024
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Chinapjs
Washington DC, DC3,635 contributions
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Feb 2020
Said to be the widest circumference of any tree in the world. Truly glorious and surrounded by a small park for protection. The gardens and an adjacent church add to the visit. Well w orth the stop in this small town
Written February 11, 2020
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RockandRoll49
New York City, NY72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
It’s all about the tree trunk, Went to see the Tule tree and it was pouring rain. Saw the tree from outside and saw that it was big. Fortunately we waited for the rain to stop and paid to USD$1 to see the tree.. it was definitely worth it. The girth of the tree is amazing.
Written March 15, 2023
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Ali921
Edinburgh, UK1,479 contributions
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Jan 2020
A regular stopping off point on day trips from Oaxaca. Not particular tall but the span is large but nothing as impressive as the trunk. It may look like several trunks or branches but they insist it is only one. Hard to believe it's age but ignoring that there is no denying that it is big !
Written February 8, 2020
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