Top 5 Historical Landmarks in Saudi Arabia:
The History o Saudi Arabia has been proceeding thousands of years ago and as time passes it has become home to many different civilizations. Since the origination of Islam, numerous Battles occurs on the landmarks of Saudi Arabia as there are many interesting Historical sites in Saudi Arabia. These Historical places conserved the ancient history of the Kingdom. It also consists of ancient Rocks engraved in the UNESCO World Heritage sites and remains of memorial Blockhouses and as well as palaces. These sites are maintained in such great positions so that the foreign tourists that are visiting will be able to gain in their knowledge about Saudi Arabia’s history and understand Islam as Religion. These ancient Islamic Sites also contained sculptures that clearly show the civilization of the Arabian Peninsula.
List of Historical Landmarks:
1. Jubbah Hail:
Jubbah Hail is one of the ancient and largest monuments in Saudi Arabia. It is located on the consequential route in the northern region of the Nafud Desert in Saudi Arabia. Sculptures in numerous categories are present there. Tourists from all over the world are attracted to such a historical site due to its amazing desert location in Saudi Arabia. These historical sites vividly show the civilization and habitants of the ancient people and animals that used to live there. In my opinion, this historical site is quite interesting because tourists can explore the dominant rock sites and also able to visit the Al Nafud Desert and exploring the desert. The best recommended time to visit there is in the spring season in the morning timings.
2. Madain Saleh:
It was one of the most famous and ancient historical sites in Saudi Arabia located in the northwest region of Saudi Arabia. In the time period of 1 century CE, it was built by the Nabatean Civilization and become the major center for trade and commerce. Numerous tombs, temples, and other structures are the specialty of this place. Unfortunately, this city was abandoned in the time period of 6 century CE and remained untouched until it was rediscovered in the 20 Century. Now at present time, it gained so much popularity in Saudi Arabia that it is added to UNESCO World Heritage Site. In my opinion, the tourist can explore this and fascinate by the Qasr al-Farid tomb which is the most elegant example of the Nabatean Culture. They can also explore many other sorts of things such as museums, tombs, etc. The best recommended time to visit this historical site is in the month of March and September.
The Battle of Uhud is considered to be an important Battle in the history of Islam. This battle was the result of the tension between the two tribes and the Non-Muslims tribe’s attack on the Muslim army. It occurred on the mountain Uhud and it become a memorial sign of the battle. Then the mountain was modified as time passes due to an increase in the growth of Pilgrims and tourists visiting the historical site. In my opinion, Mountain Uhud is one of the most hiking destinations. The tacks of the mountain may show the view of the battle. The tourist will observe the sites where such epic conflict occurs.
4. Ushaiqer Heritage Village:
Ushaiqer Heritage village is located in the Najd region of Saudi Arabia. It is quite famous for traditional mud-brick houses and alleys that vividly show a little glimpse of Saudi People’s life in the past few years which seems to be quite interesting for foreign visitors. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. The village was modified into a well-preserved in order to present the traditions and culture of the Najd region. In my opinion, this historical site is quite interesting for those people which are quite fond of history and houses, small alleys will be fascinating for them.
6.Hajaz Railway Museum:
Hajaz Railway is a historical museum located in the Holy city of Madinah Saudi Arabia. It presents the history of the Hajaz Railway that travels from the city of Damascus Syria to the city of Madinah Saudi Arabia. It was a project that was developed by the Ottoman Empire. Unfortunately, it has to be shut down due to high costs and some construction issues and it remained closed till at the present. In light of my perspective, the museum vividly represents the remnants of Al Ula Station and shows them the importance of transportation in the religion of Islam.