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Tule Tree, Santa Maria del Tule
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Stand under the shade of Tule Tree, a Montezuma cypress situated in church grounds. With a diameter of 9.38 m (30.8 ft), the cypress is considered by many to be the stoutest tree in the world. Local Zapotec legend has it that the tree was planted around 1,400 years ago by a priest of Ehecatl, the Aztec wind god. Most scientific estimates support the Zapotec's belief, and its position on a sacred site, now a Roman Catholic Church, suggests there could be some truth in the legend surrounding its origin. Put Tule Tree at the forefront of your travel plans using our Santa Maria del Tule vacation builder.
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  • Gigantic 40 metre diameter Cypress, object of devotion of the indigenous people, located across from the Church of Tule.
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  • 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 columna...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • Gorgeous tree! It's amazing that all of the different cultures have kept this tree safe and cultivated for thousands of years. There's a little tour guide there that will take you through some really interesting pictures hidden in the tree. Highly recommended. It is 10 pesos to enter.
  • Pleasant place. Biggest tree (by mass) in the world. Beautiful convent neighbouring it, nice food in nearby restaurants. Almost always sunny ;). A nice satellite village to see in general if in Oaxaca. See also Monte Alban and Hierva de Agua (petrified waterfall and colouful pond/mini lake).
  • Destino turistico muy padre! Esta impresionante!!!
  • The biggest tree and beautifully manicured gardens
  • I have visited living history. My favorite story is that during the Lost Years of Christ he walked the Americas and visited this tree.