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Bahai Gardens

4.5/5139 Reviews
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"Garden"
"UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site"
Ranked #1 in Haifa Important Religious Institutions
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"The Baha’i Gardens Haifa is the most beautiful port in Israel, and the Baha’i Gardens is located on the Carmel Mountain in Haifa (546 meters above sea level), facing the Mediterranean Sea. This is the resting place of the Bab, the pioneer of Bahá'íism, and one of the holy places of Bahá'íism. Baha’i religion originated in the first half of the 19th century. In 1844, the Bab and Persia claimed to accept the Apocalypse and began preaching. They were subsequently exiled to Azerbaijan by the authorities and were killed in 1850. Later, a man who claimed to be a Bab ambassador appeared, and that was Hussein Ali, the founder of the Baha’i religion. In 1853, he was exiled by the Ottoman Empire and later moved to Akha. In 1981, he selected a site in Haifa to build a mausoleum. In 2001, after more than 100 years of hard work by several generations of believers, the $250 million Baha’i Garden was completed. The designer Canadian architect William Maxwell designed a white pavilion with a golden dome, which combines Chinese and Western cultures. The simple style of the Persian garden also has the style of a classical European garden. The entire garden is stepped, with 19 floors of platforms, centered on the Bab’s mausoleum, and there are marble-paved steps between the stacked platforms. It is the central axis of the entire garden. If the length from the foot of the mountain to the top is nearly 1 km, the height The height is 225 meters and the geometry is completely symmetrical. In 2008, the Bahá'í Gardens and the Baha'u'llah Temple in Akka were included in the World Cultural Heritage List. It was the first building complex related to modern religions under the list. Now the Baha'i Gardens are open to visitors free of charge. The maintenance fee is more than four million US dollars. The best way to tour is to participate in a local guide group, which is available every morning and afternoon. There is no need to register for an English group. Those who come first join the group. The dressing requirements are not to be bare shoulders and knees."
Old City of Acre

Old City of Acre

4.7/557 Reviews
"Ancient Settlement"
Ranked #3 in Haifa Important Religious Institutions
Open 24 hours (Local time)
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"Ancient City of Acre English is Akko or Acre, Google translates as Akri, but most translations are Akko. The ancient city of Acre has towering earth walls and deep trenches. Both the church bell tower and the underground passage attract tourists from all over the world. It was included in the World Cultural Heritage List in 2001. Akha is located 23 kilometers north of Haifa. It has been the main port in Palestine from ancient times to the 19th century. After the development of Haifa, it gradually replaced its position. The transportation from Haifa to Acre is very convenient. It takes about half an hour to get there by train. Then use Google app to search for local transportation. There are different routes of buses to reach. It is very convenient if you have a bus card. Pay attention to the different closing times of various attractions in the ancient city, so try not to arrive too late. Akha has a long and complex history. The ancient city once contained the main prison in Palestine. In 1948, Jews easily controlled this place and expelled about three-quarters of the Arabs from Akha. Now Akha is also a mixed religion. About 70% of the residents of the city are Jewish and 30% of the residents are Arabs, but the residents living in the ancient city of Acre are basically Arabs. After arriving at the visitor center, visitors can choose different attractions to buy tickets, and there are also different options for package tickets. Personally, the must-visit attractions are the city wall, the knight's hall and the temple tunnel. Some architects once said that the ancient city of Akha has palace-style mansions, ordinary residential houses, and many public buildings and small workshops. They look crowded together, but they all have detailed planning. Their style and height are unified. Yes, the criss-crossing of alleys has been carefully designed, so you can only feel the excitement of the ancient city of Acre only if your parents and children are here."