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Tree Of Life, Manama

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A 400-year-old mesquite, Tree Of Life remains the only vegetation in a remote desert landscape. Reaching a height of 9.75 m (32 ft), the tree is specially adapted to retain water from the harsh arid conditions, yet is the only of its kind in the area, leading many to turn to myth and religion as to its survival. Plan to visit Tree Of Life during your Manama vacation using our convenient Manama trip itinerary builder.
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  • I like historical places when I go on vacation and I will definitely read up on this to see what more I can find out. It wasn't far from where I was staying so it wasn't that long of a drive to get th...  more »
  • It is a miracle to see a tree survive decades in the middle of desert alone, good outing in winter with food packs, nice drive to the location  more »
  • It's a tree. In a desert. Surrounded by what looks like a refugee camp. Literally nothing else there. Save petrol and look at it on the internet.  more »
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  • The natural beauty of this place and tree. This was a well done exhibit in Bahrain. They incorporated very large and well known trees from all around the world for this setting. Bahrain is very dry, but it does have a history of having springs deep in the ground for the trees to grow from. That is the story with the Tree of Life.
  • Tree of Life The Tree of Life (Shajarat-al-Hayat) in Bahrain is an approximately 400 year-old, 9.75 m (32 ft) high Prosopis cineraria tree. The tree stands on top of a 7.6 m (25 ft) high sandy tell that formed around a 500-year-old fortress. The tree is a local tourist attraction, visited by approximately 50,000 tourists every year. It is believed to be the site for cults practising ancient rites. Since October 2010, archaeologists have unearthed pottery and other artifacts in the vicinity of the tree, some of which may date back to the Dilmun civilisation.
  • The place is good in the afternoon. You can feel the cold breeze and start to wonder, why is it the only tree there.
  • The sheer beauty of this tree is due to the contrast created by the location. They have built a wall around the tree, a mini museum, a mini amphitheatre, and wall intervals denoting distance of similar trees in other countries. I'd advice all to go see the tree right before sunset and view it's silhouette. As the sun sets, the spotlights come on and it's a spectacular sight to behold. Please calculate your timing appropriately as it's a long way from the city. Also carry drinking water as there are no stores or outlets in this route.
  • Lovely to admire this piece of life and so much to learn from its stillness, isolation, and survival.