About Bahrain (BH )
Located along the western shores of the Persian Gulf, Bahrain is a small island country. In actual it is an archipelago of 33 islands among which Bahrain is the largest. Basically the land comprises of low desert plain that rises gently to slight elevation. The place is acknowledged to be the site of the ancient land of the Dilmun civilisation. Bahrain is quite protective when it comes to safe keeping of its flora and fauna. To take care of its well-existing breeds and also those of endangered species of animals, it has five dedicated protected areas, which are – Hawar Islands; Tubli Bay; Mashtan Island, which is off the coast of Bahrain; Arad Bay, in Muharraq; and Al Areen Wildlife Park- a zoo and also a breeding centre.
Bahrain is a popular tourist destination as more than 8 million tourists visit this place every year. The land is a rich source of Arab culture and stores the archaeological legacy that gives deep insight into ancient worlds and ancient people.
It is due to the Bahrain International F1 Circuit that people all over the world came to know Bahrain's heritage and stores of historical knowledge. The land exhibits archaeological constructions that detail the history of about five thousand years of civilisation. The forts of Bahrain like Qalat Al Bahrain are great masterpieces of art and craft, and also are enlisted by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Bahrain has a big museum- Bahrain National Museum which stores artefacts, the art pieces that bespeak the country's history that traces back to the time when the island was inhabited by first ever human, around 9000 years ago. Similar Beit Al Quran is also a giant museum where you will find the real Islamic artefacts of the Quran.
Other famous tourist attractions that have huge historical significance include Al Khamis Mosque (one of the oldest mosques of the land), Arad fort (located in Muharraq), Barbar temple (an ancient temple from the Dilmunite period), A'ali Burial Mounds and the Saar temple. Then in Sakhir Desert, there is ‘Tree of Life’, a 400 year-old tree with no trace of water nearby.
Not only for the archaeological and historical features, Bahrain is also famous for Bird watching, scuba diving and horse riding.
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