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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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  • See the magnificence of this tree of more than 2000 years of Arabs makes me think of how badly we have treated nature, I recommend you to see this impressive tree and step eating by one of the restaurants in the area they eat well and cheaply.
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  • The tree is huge - it is in the Guinness Record for the widest tree trunk in the world. It makes for a nice visit, but it is a very short stop. The best is to visit this place as part of a day tour th...  more »
  • We visited the community of Tule because we attended a wedding, the mass was in the nearby church of the Tule tree and it was cantanda by the band of the place, but later left the bride and groom and arrived the charades, it was wonderful to see and feel the joy of all people, invited and not invited, the dance of the bride and groom. We took the opportunity to walk out there and there are a lot of crafts and places where to buy mezcal. Since then take the obligatory photo with the great tree of Tule. It was wonderful experience.
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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.