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Tule Tree, Santa Maria del Tule

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
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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  • 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...  read more »
  • 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 wer...  read more »
  • The visit is brief, but it is worth doing it. The entrance are only 10 pesos. As from the outside is also enjoyed otherwise. If not for the Church's side and the quiet village atmosphere, seems a fantasy movie set. The square whole is enchanting and the details are well care.
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  • 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).
  • I have visited living history. My favorite story is that during the Lost Years of Christ he walked the Americas and visited this tree.
  • Worth going to see if you have the opportunity to. If you do its great to get a miniture guide to point out all the things they see in the tree. A great use of imagination and fun to watch them at work! In a beautiful area and the tree itself is magnificant.
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  • I visited about two years ago. Beautiful spot !
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