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Address: 2 de Abril, Santa Maria del Tule 68297, Mexico
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This large cypress tree is said to be over 2,000 years old.

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A beautiful large tree

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 that also explores the other nearby sites.

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Hayle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

and well worth a detour to see it. Though to be around 2000 year of age it has to be second only to the Red woods of the US,vast girth is astounding and set in the grounds of a splendid church which itself is in a lovely park....take time and go see.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Imagine that Spaniards didn´t discovered America when this tree was something big already! The church besides is small, simply and beautiful. If you were in oaxaca for one day and you didn´t visit this beauty, don´t tell your friends you visited Oaxaca...

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Impressed site to see. Really amazing how big those cypress can grow. And the locals have take care of it very well including the surrounding courtyard.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Tule Tree is found in front of a lovely 17th Century spanish church. It is the biggest tree in the world and has been visited by many famous scientists and botanists over time. Gardens surronding site have some interesting specimans, but not 100% sure it is worth the stop. Big Tree...

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

The Tule Tree is in a cute garden in Tule and it is fun to look to see what creatures you can find in the bark of the tree.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

What a magnificent sight. The tree will grab you by its power and energy. To think it is over 200o years old. How wonderful that it is so respected and given a day to celebrate its birthday. Moving a road to protect it from the pollution and planting a beautiful garden around it to highlight its splendor. The tree will... More 

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Wurzburg, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

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 Nahuatl ) The age is unknown, with estimates ranging between 1200 until 3000 years. Local Zapotec legend holds it was planted... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

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 old and one of the widest trees in the world. There's not much else here as far as attractions are concerned but... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I've seen some pretty big trees and this rates near the top for its shear mass. It's fenced so you can only touch a few branches that hang over. Not nearly as tall as a Sequoia but has a multi columnar trunk 14 meters (44 feet) in diameter. Worth a brief stop if you're anywhere nearby.

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