An Overwhelming Tree
Of all the beautiful places in Oaxaca, one of the most extraordinary and unique places to visit is the huge Arbol del Tule tree. And after 2000 years, it's 40 metres tall with a diameter of 52.58 meters, and weighs 509 tons. Located in a town near Oaxaca, called Santa Maria El Tule, it's the area's main attraction. It's considered one of the largest trees in the world (in Oaxaca, they say it is the most) and with a little imagination, you can see many of the "figuaras" in the bark. Nearby is the region's markets offering handicrafts, regional food, snow, and the hospitality of the Santa Maria de Tule people.