Tourist Attractions in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia is a desert known for its Islam 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 a tourist should go to in case they want to visit the place.
Riyadh is the capital city of Saudi Arabia since 1824. It has been the one of the fastest rising city in the whole world. The perfect ambiance of modernization and religion blends well in this city of abundant resources. It's not hard to get around the other places of Saudi Arabia when you are situated in Riyadh. Along with its high rise buildings, Riyadh has an excellent highways, railways and airport that would connect tourists easily to the other airports in Saudi Arabia.
Al-Balad is Saudi Arabia's local word for downtown. In this place, where the soul of Jeddah (Saudi Arabia's second largest city) is, lies a unique cultural experience. This is where you could see an admirable combination of modern engineering and historical structures. Be sure to prepare your camera for the picturesque old buildings and houses. Be mesmerized with the surroundings and feel how the "Old Jeddah" used to be, ages ago. Don't forget to visit the mosque that was made in 700AD.
Masjid Al Haram also known as the Haram Mosque, Masjid Al Haram is the heart of 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 Harams' courtyard.
King's Fountain This fountain 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 Adbul Aziz was the one who gave Jeddah this magnificent fountain that is why the landmark was coined after his majesty.
Masjid an-Nabi 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 named 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".
Taif is a resort, located at 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.
There are also places where tourists can experience extreme sports the Saudi way. Shopping places are also rampant whether you want expensive buys or wholesale items. You better go to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia so you can learn more about the country.