by MrYogi on 05/07/12 at 9:42 am
The Tree of Life (Shajarat-al-Hayat) in Bahrain is approx. 400 years old, 32 feet (9.75 meter) high.
Tree located two kilometers (1.2 miles) from Jebel Dukhan. This Tree stands on Top of a 25-foot (7.6-meter) high Sandy Hill.
What makes this 400-year-old Tree so amazing is the fact that it stands alone in a Barren Desert at the Highest Point in Bahrain, in an area that is completely Free of Water. Where nothing else will grow, this Tree seems to radiate with Life.
Local inhabitants believe that it stands in the actual location of the Garden of Eden.
The Tree of Life (Shajarat al-Hayah) in Bahrain is one of the mysteries of world which is bound to be in your sightseeing list while in this Middle Eastern country. The Tree of Life in Bahrain is four century old mesquite tree which survives in the midst of desert.
The mystery of the survival of the tree has made it a legend. People from all over the Middle East and the world make it a point to visit this place to see this wonder of nature.
The name “tree of life” is absolutely appropriate for the tree as it truly represents the magic of life. A legend is also attached to the site where the tree is located. The local inhabitants believe with heart and soul that this was the actual location of the Garden of Eden.
The Tree of Life of Bahrain is located 1.2 miles or 2 kilometers away from Jebel Dukhan. The tree stands all alone in the heart of desert and from far away it looks like a green spot in the white desert.
While going to this place extra caution should be taken to avoid your car from getting stuck in the sand. There are very less habitation near this place as this is in the midst of the desert.
While in Bahrain everyone should make an effort to pay visit to this ancient tree and it is one of the most famous of all tourist spots in this Middle Eastern country.