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Bahrain

Bahrain is rich in history and ancient civilizations have recently been discovered by archaeologists. Recent finds show Bahrain was the site of the lost civilization of Dilmun, often referred to as the fabled Garden of Eden and described as "paradise" in the Epic of Gilgamesh. No Visit to Bahrain would be completed without a trip to the soukh, with its profusion of colors, sounds, and aromas. Other attractions include: ornate Siyadi House; al-Khamis Mosque; Bahrain Fort; Barbar Temple; the 'Museum of Pearl Diving'; the House of the Qur'an, Bait Al Qur'an; the 16th century Arad Fort; Shaikh Isa's house; the flourishing mystic Tree of Life; Oil Well No.1; the Mountain of Smoke; the remarkable 15.5-mile King Fahad Causeway; Al-Jasra House; and Salman bin Ahmed Al fateh Fort. Activities include horse-back riding, golf, and diving.