Tree Of Life
Tree Of Life
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  • nanikahonua
    Honolulu, Hawaii87 contributions
    Beautiful and significant
    “It’s just a tree.” Don’t let people tell you that. They don’t understand and appreciate the significance of this beautiful tree and why it is important given the surrounding area. I have always been fascinated by lone trees so this was a special visit, despite the brutal noon heat. The tree provided us with welcome shade and reminded us of how much of a miracle it is, having stood there for over 400 years! Visiting with a guide would be great for more in depth information but there are informational plaques there for you to read, supplemented by what’s found online. There were a few other travellers there when we went and they were all in awe as well. There is a ranger posted out here to watch over the tree. Bumpy, sandy dirt road to the Tree but we were totally fine in our tiny sedan.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 18, 2023
  • Navigate45291689750
    1 contribution
    A Journey in various ways
    Great place for meditation and photos. It’s a beautiful tree in the desert surrounded by various oil places and camp grounds. Warning!!!! GPS might take you away from the main road to cut through a dirt road with areas of soft sand where numerous visitors , like myself, get stuck. Fortunately there are security personnel and grounds keepers to help for a small fee. Uploaded is a photo of the area to stay away from marked with a red X.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 3, 2023
  • Märt K
    4 contributions
    Tree of Life is still alive
    Tree of Life is alive again, my last trip there was in 2008 and without the intervention, it would probably be dead by now. Now there is 24/7 guard on duty to stop people burning the tree and it is worth visiting again. There is even a small museum for the tree done:) If you like to see a mystery tree growing in the middle of nowhere, that is the place to go. 1 big tree on top of the small hill with nothing else around it!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 5, 2023
  • Anand Sethi
    Hong Kong, China95 contributions
    Mesmerising Tree I’d Life, nothing like this anywhere in the world…..
    In the middle of the desert, with no source of water, the Tree of Life a 441 years old tree which is a rare site and should be declared as one of the ondear of the modern world. The positive elements of his place attracts you deep i to the woods and the myth is donate some water and make a wish and if it comes true, come back again to thank the Tree of Life…. Must to do list when in Manama……
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 31, 2023
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Timothy H
Estero, FL111 contributions
Jan 2020
We were visiting Bahrain for a day and not being big fans of City activities, we decided to hire a driver and head out to this tree that I had read about. I have to say that the drive out through the oil fields was not exactly scenic but the tree itself was amazing. Sitting surrounded by local "camps" on the top of a small hill it was still surviving after 400 years with no visible water source and it hadn't been cut for firewood either. The monument around the tree was also interesting with distances and directions to other notable trees around the world. Be advised though that there is really nothing else around the tree to combine with a visit to it. Bring your own food and water as well as there was not any around. For me though it was definitely worth the visit.
Written January 19, 2020
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Expat Adrian
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates722 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
Visiting the tree of life is more than just a trip to see a tree. This 400 year old wonder is the epitome of survival, in the most harshest of locations. Your journey there will take you through the Bahraini oil fields which are a site to see in itself. Perched throughout the branches of the Tree of Life are bird nests and life in an area of harsh Arabian desert.

Although the final part of the journey to the Tree of Life is on dirt (A few hundred meters), this can easily be achieved in a small car, we drove a Nissan Sunny.

Get out there and hug it….. we’ll worth the trip.
Written March 21, 2022
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TheFlabbyMermaid
Manama, Bahrain92 contributions
Feb 2019
There's nothing much to do at this place but a "must-see" attraction in Bahrain (it's a VERY OLD tree). Make sure NOT to visit during the summer, bring some food to eat in your car and water to keep you hydrated since there are no convenience stores nearby. Aaaand make sure to empty your bladder before the trip. =)
Written January 30, 2020
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Juliet R
Budapest, Hungary366 contributions
Feb 2020
On my first visit in December 2019,I went alone on a private tour. There was no one else there and I felt at one with this lone tree in the middle of the desert. This trip I was with a group and unfortunately there were so many other tours and crowds of people, it felt like we were swarming (desecrating) this ancient marvel. How it survives for hundreds of years without any water source is a msytery. There is actually a learning center with historical posters and information and facts about the tree and surrounding area.
Written March 26, 2020
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Märt K
4 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Tree of Life is alive again, my last trip there was in 2008 and without the intervention, it would probably be dead by now. Now there is 24/7 guard on duty to stop people burning the tree and it is worth visiting again. There is even a small museum for the tree done:) If you like to see a mystery tree growing in the middle of nowhere, that is the place to go. 1 big tree on top of the small hill with nothing else around it!
Written November 5, 2023
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Anand Sethi
Hong Kong, China95 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
In the middle of the desert, with no source of water, the Tree of Life a 441 years old tree which is a rare site and should be declared as one of the ondear of the modern world. The positive elements of his place attracts you deep i to the woods and the myth is donate some water and make a wish and if it comes true, come back again to thank the Tree of Life…. Must to do list when in Manama……
Written December 31, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

nanikahonua
Honolulu, HI87 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
“It’s just a tree.” Don’t let people tell you that. They don’t understand and appreciate the significance of this beautiful tree and why it is important given the surrounding area. I have always been fascinated by lone trees so this was a special visit, despite the brutal noon heat. The tree provided us with welcome shade and reminded us of how much of a miracle it is, having stood there for over 400 years! Visiting with a guide would be great for more in depth information but there are informational plaques there for you to read, supplemented by what’s found online. There were a few other travellers there when we went and they were all in awe as well. There is a ranger posted out here to watch over the tree. Bumpy, sandy dirt road to the Tree but we were totally fine in our tiny sedan.
Written June 18, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Navigate45291689750
1 contribution
Jun 2023 • Friends
Great place for meditation and photos. It’s a beautiful tree in the desert surrounded by various oil places and camp grounds.

Warning!!!! GPS might take you away from the main road to cut through a dirt road with areas of soft sand where numerous visitors , like myself, get stuck. Fortunately there are security personnel and grounds keepers to help for a small fee. Uploaded is a photo of the area to stay away from marked with a red X.
Written July 3, 2023
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authorneelesh
New Delhi, India642 contributions
Dec 2022
it is sheer magic that a tree had grown and survived for hundreds of years without any trace of water nearby whether to the four sides or even below.
In the middle of the desert, the tree has stood for, some say, over 500 years and the sight fills one with awe as a true testimony to the glory of nature and a higher power out there somewhere.
It is about a 45-minute drive from the fort and though some may arf gue ae to what there is to see in a tree, it is well worth the time spent visiting it. Standing under the shade of the tree looking out at the desert all around a feeling of pure bliss will envelop you and fill you with tranquillity.
Nothing is available near it so carry food, water, a cap etc with you.
Written January 19, 2023
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Mario V
Hermosillo, Mexico191 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
A nice trip from Manama. The day we went it was raining..., at times hard. Nice to walk the surrounding circle, where one can learn about other similar trees of life around the world. Recommended to visit and take pics.
Written January 18, 2020
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