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Tree Of Life, Manama

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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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  • A non event don't even bother, not much more to say, tree of no life more like, wast of time, can't believe a tree is an attraction  more »
  • I visited the place. The place was desert. There is nothing near it. The nearest place is about 7 km away. It is Askar city. You should take a tour guide with you or a map to inquire about the place. ...  more »
  • We drove out to the tree of life as a day trip and it was magical. It is in the middle of nowhere, so bring water and some snacks. We stopped along the way at the petroleum museum which was fascinatin...  more »
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  • Absolutely astounding that this tree has survived. There needs to be more attention to visitors. There was only 1 security gaurd who only came when one of the teens was swinging on the precious branches. The toilet was appalling. The office is far from the tree considering the unbearable heat in summer so I can see why tourists were left unattended. No refreshment possibility here. No store or stall. No water or coffee.
  • Well worth the drive, which in itself helps you understand the impact of oil in the region. Take the approx. 600 m perimeter walk which highlights the direction and location of other great trees. Spend some time in the mini museum which contains lots if interesting info about how they calculated the age, the settlement in the area which pre-dates the tree, and theories on how the tree has survived.
  • Incredible, how this tree is still alive and so green. No water in at least 2 miles. No other trees as far as you can see.
  • It's a nice place to visit if you're a tourist. But don't have a high expectation of the place. The idea of a tree surviving for 400 years in a desert without being watered is definitely amazing. But that aside, it's just a tree in the middle of nowhere.
  • Its a only tree in wide spread desert of Bahrain.. Better to visit in Winter. Nothing around this area. Go well prepared for your needs.

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