Tree of Life
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After a long days work. A group of us were travelling back to Manama when we decided to make a detour and see the Tree of Life. To warn you in advance its a little difficult to find the Tree, it helps to have local knowledge of the location, as we had. To make it easier for everyone else here are some directions. First from the main Highway take the turnoff at Bridge no.3. Turn inland and follow the road. As you come over the ridge you will see the Tree. Follow the road and you will notice the turn off to the Tree. The last stretch is nothing but desert dirt road, so caution is advised while driving.
Now we took the turnoff from the bridge, and followed the road which had many turns and bends.
A little history lesson. The Tree is around 400 to 500 years old. It is tapped into a misterious water source that scientists can't trace. Local folklore says that Bahrain was once a tropical island, and when the island became a desert this was the only tree to survive. Also hearing the story on how Bahrain was once the original Garden of Eden, well after seeing the Tree I can see that it could be possible.
After leaving we carried on with our journey, following the old road which eventually folked back to the main highway. The rest of the photos show what we saw as we travelled along the old road. There are many refineries scattered across the landscape.