Tree of Biqawiyya


Despite the surrounding desert, a semi-permanent water pool persists here in a depression surround by black lava stones. Its unmissable feature is the large pistachio tree – literally the only one for miles – that the Prophet Muhammad is said to have rested under when travelling between Damascus and Mecca.

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