It was a lovely morning today when my cousin and I went to Baha'i Garden and Shrine in Haifa. As what I promised to myself that I should go there before I leave the country. We went there too early because we thought the tour start at 9 o'clock as the information given with me by their office. Unfortunately we waited for about 2 hours before the tour start.
Walking into the Baha'i Garden is like entering another world. One where conflict and hate and distrust and enemies just don't exist. It's very hard to imagine that your in the middle of one of the most conflict centered countries on earth. Anyhow, the garden themselves is remarkably beautiful. Amazing and magnificent. Walking along the paths a little to see all the variety of flowers. However, you can only enter the garden with a tour tour guide, otherwise , you can only view the garden from above. The English tour is free at noon time. The staff is very welcoming and the tour guide will give an overview of the Baha'i faith as well as the history and the design of the garden.
The Baha'i Shrine which was the first place we entered at the beginning of our adventure without a tour guide. It simply beautiful. You can enter barefooted, phone is turn off, no camera and you must dress decently. They are like Holy center of a peaceful place.
Unfortunately the dome is currently under renovation so, we didn't get a chance to see it ...
Things to bring when you plan to visit in summer days.
* A hat or cap
* Sunblock Cream
* Bottle of Water.
It is a holy site, so, they ask you to dress decently. Short, mini skirt and sleeveless are not allowed, unless you have covered on it. Foods are no allowed inside.
For more information you can visit the Baha'i Garden, official site. Click here.
Here are of my captured photos.
At the Baha'i Shrine Entrance
The third last terraces down to the Shrine