5 Facts You Need To Know About Bahrain’s Legendary Tree Of Life

Hera Shabbir

If you’ve been in and around Bahrain, then you know the Tree Of Life is one of the oldest things in the Kingdom

This historical structure, also known as Shajarat Al Hayat, is one of the most-visited attractions on the Island, and it has some interesting history behind it. Aside from looking great in pictures, check out these five facts about the tree to know more about nature’s beautiful masterpiece.

1. The tree is believed to be over 400 years old


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This stand-alone tree has existed for more than 400 years, and is located in a remote desesrt in Bahrain. No human or natural disaster has been able to knock it down.

2. It has survived harsh weather conditions

As the tree is located in the dry desert of Bahrain, it has survived the region’s heat waves, cold winds, and rainy monsoons. It still stands up with all of its leaves lusciously green and in place.

3. You can make gum from its resin


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If done properly, you can actually extract yellow resin from this tree and make gum out of it!

4. It’s 34-feet high

Although it may look small in pictures, this beauty measures to be 34-feet high!

5. There are numerous theories on how it survives

Everyone knows that every tree needs water and sunlight to survive, however, no one really waters this tree. Scientists believe it is able to extract water from the grains of sand in the desert, while others suspect it sources the water from an underwater stream.  There are also mystical assumptions about this tree, as some people call it the ‘Garden of Eden,’ which is a spiritual tree that is able to give itself life and water.

If you haven’t already, head on over to this attraction that has such amazing history and theories.

Make sure to take some pictures!


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