The Bahai Gardens in Haifa, Israel, are some of the most beautiful and well tended gardens on the planet. Haifa is a port city that faces the Mediterranean Sea and climbs up a steep mountain side. The gardens, in the middle of the city on prime real estate, also climb straight up the mountain in over a dozen levels of symmetry, shocking colors, and breathtaking scenery.
The Bahai faith is a peaceful religion that believes God sent messengers throughout history (like Moses, Jesus and Mohammed), whose messages were all ultimately about the same thing but varied according to the social needs of the time.
The shrine in the center of the Bahai gardens is actually the tomb of the Bab, one of the two founders of the Bahai faith, who lived in the 19th century and is considered by the Bahai to be one of God’s messengers. Haifa happens to be the center of the Bahai faith, and no visit to Haifa is complete without a visit to these magnificent gardens.
Have you ever been? Where do you think the world’s most beautiful gardens are? What do you think about the Bahai faith? Are you Bahai and can you share a little bit about your religion with us?
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