The ruins were a bit of a disappointment since very little could still be seen on the stones. The carvings were shallow and worn away with time.
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Mitla is one of the archeological sites near Oaxaca. While not quite as large or ancient as nearby Monte Alban, I must admit that I liked Mitla better, partly because it is smaller and partly because you can explore it a little more. For those...More
Nobody goes to Santa Maria del Tule as final destination. It is usually a quick stop on the way from or to Oaxaca City. But the Cypress tree or Ahuehuete in local Nahuatl language is really impressive. It is so wide that to take a...More
This ahuehuete tree is not the oldest tree in the world, but its trunk is the largest in diameter in the world! Very cool to see! It's great to see that the town does its best to maintain this tree.
It is impressive to stand under this amazing tree. It is very beautiful. Admission cost 10 pesos, about 10minute drive from Oaxaca
Beautiful and massive ancient tree. Take the 10 minute tour around the tree given by children guides. Inexpensive (10 pesos) and worth it.
We toured these 2 sites along with twelve other visitors. Jose Maria gives a very nice tour which also includes two other sites. The Zapotec ruins at Mitla are very interesting to see and small enough that you can visit all the rooms as well...More
First stop on our way to Mitla and Hierve el Agua was this place. Here you can admire the widest tree in the world. Next to Palacio Municipal and small church. It's a nice place over all. A little bit touristy but worth seeing it....More
How can El Tule Tree of Life still be alive? It is over 2000 years old! You must see this wonder, then you can tell having seen the secret of life! Visit the nearby chapel, too
When I took the short trip from Oaxaca to see El Tule I honestly did not expect to be overly enthusiastic; however, I was very pleasantly surprised. Not only did I think seeing the tree in itself was wonderful, I found the mercados in El...More