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Tule Tree (Arbol del Tule) Tours

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Tule Tree (Arbol del Tule)
A tree so fat it seems to strain against the confines of the surrounding square, the Tule Tree (el Arbol del Tule) is at least 2000 years old, which makes it one of the world’s oldest living entities. The tree is a Montezuma bald cypress (Taxodium mucrunatum), a tree the Aztecs cultivated as an ornamental and a source of medicine. Hoary yet flourishing, the giant has a mesmerizing quality: The bark is so thick and gnarled that various growths have nicknames, including “the pineapple,” “the elephant,” and “Carlos Salinas’s ears” (a reference to former president Carlos Salinas de Gortari).

The tree is located in the village of Santa María del Tule, 13 km east of the capital. The square surrounding the tree features souvenir shops, snack stands, and the usual army of roving vendors.

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To get there, drive east on Highway 190, or catch a bus at the second class bus station (Central Camionera de Segunda Clase in Colonia Mercado de Abastos). Buses to El Tule depart every 30 minutes.
Address: Santa María del Tule, Oaxaca, Mexico
Hours: 24 hours
Admission: 30 pesos for a close-up view; you can see the tree from afar for free.
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Tule Tree (Arbol del Tule) hours of operation: 24 hours. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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