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. Make Tule Tree a centerpiece of your Santa Maria del Tule vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Santa Maria del Tule trip builder site .
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  • This tree is certainly worth a visit, it is a great opportunity for photographs. You need to pay 10 pesos to enter, however in return you are given a ticket which is a souvenir. Parking is also good a...  more »
  • absolutely stunning and worth seeing! do a tpur from Oaxaca which also brings you to 4 other places. enjoy  more »
  • Incredible sight. The "stoutest" tree in the world, and a must-see! The trunk is incredibly wide and it's located in a very beautiful setting. Don't miss out!  more »
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  • El Tule, is sacred tree and the oldest tree, having more than 2.000 years. The three has 42 mt high and 14,05 mt diameter. It is peacefull with the all history of the world.
  • A nice area with many gardens and small Mexican village near Oaxaca City. A must see day trip and lunch in El Tule.
  • Massive cypress tree infront of a little typical church. Famed by local legends of the tree. Great plaza. So chill.
  • Absolutely beautiful, totally worth the 10 pesos you will have to pay to get a closer look to the tree and the church.
  • Beautiful little town, very clean. Tree is amazing. A must see on visit to oaxaca

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