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Address: Calle dos de Abril 2, Santa Maria del Tule 68297, Mexico

This large cypress tree is said to be over 2,000 years old.

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Lovely visit and great spot to buy gifts

It takes a few minutes to read all the signs with the story about the tree. It is worth the walk around the tree and chapel. Behind you can find restaurants and gift shops with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2016
Mexico City, Mexico
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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kind of boring. The market in Tule was cool. It was a very large tree, but more because it's wide than because it's tall.

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Fall City, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the Tule Tree with a local guide who recommended stopping at this magnificent old tree. The fee to enter the reserved space around the tree is extremely modest to get a bird's eye view of its massive trunk, limbs and canopy. I was approached by a small boy speaking Spanish (of course) who my guide said offered to... More 

Thank memse
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful big tree. The tree of life. Big trunk and natural animal figures on the tree. Local kids can be your guide and tell the story of each figure.

Thank Jessica S
Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

It takes a few minutes to read all the signs with the story about the tree. It is worth the walk around the tree and chapel. Behind you can find restaurants and gift shops with great deals. Nice stop for lunch.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This tree its apparently one of the oldest on America, they say it has mystical figures and power, we vent with a tour company called Guesh Luaà, it takes around 30 minutes to see it and hear about it, the entrance costs $60.00 pesos. It’s about 30 minutes from Oaxaca city. If you have some time its word seeing. Try... More 

Thank Alexis V
Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

At the end of the day it's a tree. A very big and impressive tree, but only worth a stop if you are in the immediate area.

Thank kev11385
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Tule tree is massive! It's crazy to think that this tree was starting it's young life the same time as Jesus (the tree is over 2,000 years old and one of the oldest trees in the world, let alone the Americas). There are kids that can give you a tour of the funny shaped knots in the trunk and branches;... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

This really is a massive tree and it is worth seeing as it is located in a nice quiet little village. Cut off from the traffic it makes a pleasant place to take a break and see something fascinating at the same time. Make it part of your Tlacolula tour.

Thank Jeffrey W
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Set in beautiful gardens with lots of unusual topiary.This was just a stop en route to Tehuantepec. Little market near by local stalls cooking food on charcoal fires along streets and toilets in market area.

Thank Fillipos
Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

No need to avoid this attraction on the way to Mitla, also no need to seek it out. Huge trunk, a very old tree.

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