Ranked as 152nd smallest in the world out of 236 countries (fyi, Singapore is #189), Israel is the holy land for three major religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam since the biblical era. A country that has been the setting of religious freedom, the five officially recognized religions include the above-mentioned, Druzeism and the Bahá’í Faith, one of the most recent of the world’s religion.

The Shrine of the Báb is one of the world’s most holy pilgrimage sites where thousands of Bahá’í Faith believers from all over the world visit Haifa every year for pilgrimage.

A group photo with four other international bloggers on Once in A lifetime 2.0 trip in Israel.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site located on Mount Carmel in the port city of Haifa, Bahá’í Gardens are notable for their unique gardens and terraces of geometrical shapes and intricate details. A staircase of nineteen terraces will lead you up to the golden-domed Shrine of the Báb, a Persian who is considered by Baha’is as an independent Messenger of God and the Herald of Baha’u’llah, the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith. The Bab was martyred in 1850 and his remains were transferred and interred in the Shrine in 1909, after being concealed for almost six decades.

Keren from The Technion and Chris, a blogger from Australia.

Soak in the strikingly beautiful panoramic views of Haifa city, the Galilee Hills and the breathtaking Mediterranean Sea as you walk down the stairs along the slope of Mount Carmel to the golden-domed Shrine of the Báb. The Bahá’í Gardens are one of the popular attractions in the Middle East.

“The Big K” from India.

Omry from The Technion.

We were on a guided tour around Baha’i Gardens.

A tablet about the Shrine of the Bab Terraces and Gardens.

There is a theatre and a gallery that showcases about the past and present of Bahá’í Faith.

The Mediterranean kitty.

I love the picturesque views of the Bahá’í Gardens and its surroundings that blend in harmoniously together.

The Shrine of the Báb is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 12 noon daily. The gardens are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m daily. Admission is free.

Web: http://www.ganbahai.org.il/en/

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