Haifa’s Bahai Garden added to World Heritage Site list

Ynet News reported that on tuesday in Quebec, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee added the Bahai shrines in Haifa to the official World Heritage Sites.

  • Statistics show that 43% of Haifa’s tourists’ main reason for visiting is because of the gardens.

 

Bahai GardensPhoto: http://upload.wikimedia.org

Money for building ($250 million/year) and maintaining ($4 million/year) the site is given solely from the Bahai people because;

  • the religion refuses to accept money from non-Bahai members
  • this is why there is no entrance-fee into the gardens

Other World Heritage Sites located in Israel are:

  • Masada (2001)
  • the Old City of Akko (Acre) (2001)
  • Tel Aviv – the White City (2003)
  • Biblical Tels – Megiddo, Hazor, Beer Sheva (2005)
  • Incense Route – Desert Cities in the Negev (2005)MasadaAkko
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