Wednesday, October 9, 2013

BAHRAIN ~Tree of Life ~

...Fantastic card nr2...a wonder of nature and one of the mysteries of the world...a mesquite surviving in the middle of the desert...seen from far away it looks a green spot in the white desert...a main tourist destination (around 50.000 visitors every year)...unfortunately often damaged by graffiti carvings...



With stamps showing Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa,
 the King of Bahrain.
The Tree of Life (Shajarat-al-Hayat)  is approximately 400 year-old, 32 feet or 9.75 meter high in the middle of the 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 magic 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.

2 comments:

  1. Wow! What a great postcard stamped and mailed from Bahrain! lucky you

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  2. Very interesting information about the tree. It's the first time I read the legend. Thank you for sharing!

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