The archipelago of Bahrain is a water paradise for liberal visitors seeking an authentic Arab experience. Western tourists can still enjoy a glass of wine by the coastline and visit the nation's different mosques. With 5,000 years of ancient history, gorgeous island beaches, and a laidback Muslim culture, this side of the Middle East has more than enough for any kind of visitor.
“Middle East Lite”
Unlike its neighboring countries, tourists here are more welcomed by the tolerance for other religions and alcohol consumption. There's no need to worry about any strict regulations of the Islamic law, as Jewish synagogues, Hindu temples, and Christian churches peacefully rest beside mosques. Anyone coming from another Middle Eastern country will be refreshed by the presence of a mixed middle class here. Their presence is a huge disparity from the other nation's gap between the extravagantly rich and extremely poor masses. Bahrain still preserves Islamic culture amidst this diversity, preserving three forts that display the country's five-millennium old history. The ancient burial mounds of Sar also retain the history of their ancestors, showing their reverence for life after death.
Sand and Sea Fun
Like any other archipelago, the island's main highlight is its surrounding waters. The warm, desert temperatures make water sports along the Arab gulf a refreshing experience. Its beaches are unique, with shallow waters breaking upon the sands and springs bubbling off-shore. These springs not only uncovered archaeological sites but also brought about the country's 4000 year old settlement. Aside from its shallow waters, there's an abundant of fresh water offshore and on the land itself. The beach areas are balanced by the color of fruit and vegetables gardens up north. The nation is also a shopper's paradise, with souqs (markets) that sell low priced jewelry or elaborately tailored outfits.
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