If you make a ride to the settlement of A'ali, you will see a famous complex of "royal tombs". During an excursion visitors will be able to see the majestic mounds as well as an ancient necropolis. The village itself is well-known because of its skillful potteries. Experienced craftsmen of the settlement share their experience from generation to generation. They make true works of art made of clay and tourists enjoy buying them as souvenirs. Do not forget about Jabal al-Dukhan Mountain - one of the most striking natural attractions of this place and the highest point of the island. Near the mountain, the height of which estimates 134 meters, is located another longtime symbol of Bahrain - "Tree of Life". Imagine a desert without an end and a lonely acacia tree – the landscape truly looks great and amazes either newcomers or people who return there. The age of the tree is more than four hundred years. According to a legend, the acacia is the only surviving tree of a huge Garden of Eden, which once occupied the greater part of the island.
A large number of important excursion places of interest is located in the capital of Bahrain - Manama. Here travelers should definitely not forget to visit the ancient fort Qal’at al-Bahrain and the beautiful mosque of Al-Fateh. A huge prayer hall of the mosque can accommodate about seven thousand prayers at one time. The mosque is the largest religious building in the country. Bayt al-Qur'an is another interesting architectural complex, which is definitely worth visiting. In addition to a mosque the complex includes an old library and a children’s school. The travellers, who wish to become acquainted with the everyday life of the local people, are recommended to visit a small village of Bani Dzhamran, which is located approximately ten kilometers away from the capital. The settlement is known for its skilled weavers who produce fabrics of the highest quality. The local weaving shops allow visitors to order custom tailoring or select original accessories as souvenirs.
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