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Address: 2 de Abril, Santa Maria del Tule 68297, Mexico
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This large cypress tree is said to be over 2,000 years old.

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Beautiful setting, fun stop

The Tule Tree is in a cute garden in Tule and it is fun to look to see what creatures you can find in the bark of the tree.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Seattle, Washington
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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Tule Tree is found in front of a lovely 17th Century spanish church. It is the biggest tree in the world and has been visited by many famous scientists and botanists over time. Gardens surronding site have some interesting specimans, but not 100% sure it is worth the stop. Big Tree...

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Tule Tree is in a cute garden in Tule and it is fun to look to see what creatures you can find in the bark of the tree.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a magnificent sight. The tree will grab you by its power and energy. To think it is over 200o years old. How wonderful that it is so respected and given a day to celebrate its birthday. Moving a road to protect it from the pollution and planting a beautiful garden around it to highlight its splendor. The tree will... More 

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Wurzburg, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

On your way to Mitla you will pass Santa Maria del Tule. In the church garden you find the Tule tree. It is a Montezuma cypress ( Taxodium mucronatum ) or ahuehuete (meaning "old man of the water" in Nahuatl ) The age is unknown, with estimates ranging between 1200 until 3000 years. Local Zapotec legend holds it was planted... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

You'll pay a handful of pesos to gain access to the church gardens where two of these massive Montezuma Cypress grow. The one in the front is utterly massive - wider than it is tall it's 2000 years old and one of the widest trees in the world. There's not much else here as far as attractions are concerned but... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I've seen some pretty big trees and this rates near the top for its shear mass. It's fenced so you can only touch a few branches that hang over. Not nearly as tall as a Sequoia but has a multi columnar trunk 14 meters (44 feet) in diameter. Worth a brief stop if you're anywhere nearby.

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Retford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

So this is just a tree, but the scale of it makes it worth the drive from Oaxaca. It's 2000years old and absolutely massive. It's 10 pesos to go in and the back of your ticket has facts about the tree. The town itself is also nice to walk around, with some food choices close by.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

The tree is monstrous. There isn't anything to see besides the mongo tree. The town owns it and charges 10 pesos to get inside. It was worth looking at and walking around, but after 20 minutes, we were done.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Not much to do here, but a place to take pictures. This was part of a tour I was on, but wasn't the most interesting destination by any means.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Tule tree is in a small town, it's an old you huge tree in a square, next to the church, 30 years ago you could touch it, it's not possible now, but you can take awesome pictures.

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