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The Tree of Life in Bahrain – A Miracle in the Desert

Just 45 minutes drive outside Manama, the Tree of Life in Bahrain survives miraculously in the middle of a desert where gas pumps are working everywhere. This mesquite tree stands alone in the arid land and under the searing heat of the sun.

The Tree of Life in Bahrain is a 400-year old tree.

The Tree of Life in Bahrain- A Miracle in the Desert

The Tree of Life in Bahrain- A Miracle in the Desert

It stands 32 feet high on a sandy hill.

The Tree of Life in Bahrain- A Miracle in the Desert

The Tree of Life in Bahrain- A Miracle in the Desert

And it grows in the middle of a 500-year old fortress believed to be the site of cults practicing ancient rituals.

The Tree of Life in Bahrain- A Miracle in the Desert

The Tree of Life in Bahrain- A Miracle in the Desert

It is, indeed, a miracle that this tree is covered in lush green without the gift of rain or water supply.

The Tree of Life in Bahrain- A Miracle in the Desert

The Tree of Life in Bahrain- A Miracle in the Desert

Some people suggested that this tree is the last vestige of the Garden of Eden.

The Tree of Life in Manama, Bahrain- A Miracle in the Desert

The Tree of Life in Manama, Bahrain- A Miracle in the Desert

Though not verified, it is believed that the tree survived through an underground spring.

The Tree of Life in Manama, Bahrain- A Miracle in the Desert

The Tree of Life in Manama, Bahrain- A Miracle in the Desert

The spreading trunks are hard, big and strong.

The Tree of Life in Manama, Bahrain- A Miracle in the Desert

The Tree of Life in Manama, Bahrain- A Miracle in the Desert

These tree limbs┬ábend and kiss the ground like they’re grateful for everything.

The Tree of Life in Bahrain- A Miracle in the Desert

The Tree of Life in Bahrain- A Miracle in the Desert

Or maybe, they’re just too old to lift themselves up.

The Tree of Life in Manama, Bahrain- A Miracle in the Desert

The Tree of Life in Manama, Bahrain- A Miracle in the Desert

However, the tree is under threat from visitors who vandalize the branches by writing down and carving out their names, texts and other messages.┬áThe tree used to have a green fence surrounding it but for unknown reason, it’s gone.

The Tree of Life in Manama, Bahrain- A Miracle in the Desert

The Tree of Life in Manama, Bahrain- A Miracle in the Desert

Yes, I did climb – because that’s what trees are for, right? And maybe, that’s the reason why the fence was removed. But, who knows?

The Tree of Life is visited by 50,000 people annually.

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