A walk through the Baha’i Gardens on Mount Carmel

See why the breathtaking garden jewel of Haifa gets 750,000 visitors every year.

A model of order and balance: The Baha’i Gardens. Image via Shutterstock.com

A model of order and balance: The Baha’i Gardens. Image via Shutterstock.com

It costs nothing to take a tour of the 19 perfectly manicured, terraced Baha’i Gardens covering the slope of Mount Carmel in Haifa.

Besides being a UN World Heritage Site that attracts 750,000 visitors each year, the gardens and fountains are part of the Baha’i World Center, a religious shrine for the followers of a faith that teaches beauty in diversity.

That clearly goes for plants as well as people. Catch a glimpse of some of the 450 plant species here.

*Image via Shutterstock.com

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  • sampancho

    What an amazingly, beautiful place. Israel is a model for its tolerance of other faiths. Its neighbours could learn a lot from Israel’s example.

  • Christina

    The Bahai’s were in Haifa long before Israel was set up in the area.