Old Enchanted Balete Tree
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Mtaylor000
San Antonio, TX64 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
500 year old tree. Just think of all the history this tree has witnessed. My partner was raised in the provinces so she has a unique cultural/traditional perspective of the significance of this tree. The folklore and superstitions about this type of tree is a story within itself. Siquijor is truly a magical place.
Written 5 July 2022
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Ays Espiritu
Bonn, Germany391 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
The big old tree looks amazing and enchanting indeed! For a minimal fee you get to see it near and have a fish foot spa. First time to do it and it's tickling!
There are souvenir shops around the place and they got nice stuff.
Written 1 January 2021
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Oldguy8
61 contributions
Mar 2020
The tree is magnificent. Getting your feet nibbled on by fish in the pool is fun. But that's about it. Yes, they have a restaurant and stores selling tourist stuff, but that's just background noise. It's really about seeing a 500 year old tree that's really special.
Written 22 March 2020
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beanmanandwife
Zurich, Switzerland281 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
There is no denying the majesty of this tree. It is well worth seeing. What’s a shame is the immediately surrounding area built only to cash in on the tree’s presence, sadly depriving it and any onlookers of an authentic experience.
Written 9 March 2020
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC5,727 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
The tree is wide and tall. It is very old, represented to be more than 500 years old.

Entrance fee is 10 pesos per person.

There is a small pool near the tree where visitors are dipping their feet. Fishes are nibbling at their feet.

Also, there is a big Gift Shop where one can buy souvenirs to bring home. The
Written 28 February 2020
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JadeCoral91
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK66 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Interesting to witness and view and hear the stories about the tree. The pond beneath is pretty cool, lots of fish to nibble at your feet. Small entrance and parking fee.
Written 25 February 2020
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girafe111
Montreal, Canada168 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Worthed to see the tree! Try to go towards the end of the day, much less people... the spa with the fish is pretty cool too!
Written 16 February 2020
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Agapikouklinou
Crete, Greece83 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
You can visit this place if you want to wander around the island a bit, its one of the highlights but don't expect much. Its just a tree not very clean. Garbage is generally an issue in Philippines, although Siquijor is one of the cleanest islands we visited. Concerning the tree it's a big tree-no information given, which is said to be 400 yrs old. On the base there is a water tank filled with fish were you can seat free of charge-you just pay entrance fee - and have your feet cleaned from the fish. The area around is filled with venders, selling souvenirs etc. We stayed there for about 20 minutes.
Written 16 February 2020
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584Scutch584
Regina, Canada69 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Old tree is interesting to see. Sitting getting your feet chewed on by small fish was entertaining. Small fee to get in.
Written 11 February 2020
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_Zsuz_123
Cape Town, South Africa107 contributions
Jan 2020
The tree is right by the road, so if you are passing, I would recommend to stop for a bit.

The entrance fee is 20 php, the tree is quite majestic and you get a fish spa with it. We spent there about 30 mins, which is more than enough.

Don't expect anything too big, but it's worth the stop!

There are many vendors around for souvenirs, snacks or refreshments.
Written 5 February 2020
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