Saudi Arabia is a desert country known for its Islamic religion, holy mosques and overseas workers. It is also a land where gold is cheap and the major exporting business is petroleum. But this kingdom is not just all about business and religion. Just like any other country, Saudi Arabia has also a lot of must-see scenic spots that tourist should go to during their visit to Saudi.
is the capital city of Saudi Arabia. It has been one of the fastest rising cities in the whole world. The perfect ambiance of modernization and religion blends well in this city of abundant resources. It’s not difficult to get around to other places in Saudi Arabia when you are in Riyadh. Along with its high rise buildings, Riyadh has excellent highways, railways and airport that would easily connect tourists to the other places in Saudi Arabia.
is Saudi Arabia’s local word for downtown. In this place, known as the soul of Jeddah (Saudi Arabia’s second largest city), lies a unique cultural experience. This is where you can see an admirable combination of modern architecture and historical structures. Be sure to prepare your camera for the picturesque old buildings and houses. Be mesmerized with the surroundings and feel the “Old Jeddah” ages ago. Don’t forget to visit the mosque that was made in 700AD.
Masjid Al Haram
is also known as the Haram Mosque. Masjid Al Haram is the heart of the religion located in the Holy City of Mecca. Haram means “sanctuary“. Being the main worship place for Muslims all over the world, nobody should make violent actions anywhere within the area of Mecca and non-Muslims are not allowed. The Kaaba, Islam’s holiest shrine, is placed at the center of the Masjid Al Haram’s courtyard.
is Jeddah’s major landmark since 1980. Because the fountain can reach up to 312 meters, it was listed in the Guinness World Records to be the highest in the world. It was King Fahad bin Abdul Aziz who gave Jeddah this magnificent fountain and so the landmark was coined after his majesty.
has popular names like Al-Madina, An-Nabi, Prophet’s Mosque and City of the Prophet. As of today, it is now simply called as Medina. After Masjid Al Haram, this is the next holiest place for Muslims. It is built by the prophet Muhammad. Since two of the most sacred places for Muslims are located in Saudi Arabia, the country is also known as “The Land of Two Holy Mosques”.
is a resort, located on the cliff above Mecca where there is a milder climate than the rest of the country. It has been the summer capital of Saudi Arabia for such a long time. The pink palaces and unique winding roads on the cliff would really catch the attention of the tourists.
Visit the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia so that you can learn more about the country.