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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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  • 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 ...  more »
  • See also far enough. But for those who mind otherwise. Ibjangryodo now that was a cheap taste 10 pesos, but also do not know the value of the price within 5 minutes. Position the iron window grilles around 10 pesos to get irritating.
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  • 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 ol...  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.