Makkah Province
Historical Site

Asfan Fortress - Makkah Province

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Description

Built in the 18th century, Asfan Fortress is located in the Asfan village, which is just a few kilometers north of Jeddah. The Ottoman army built it as a military outpost to monitor the road between Mecca and Medina.

Architecture

This 18th-century Ottoman fortress is situated on top of a small hill where its structure is preserved by the locals. Its placement is strategic, as it would have served as a good defensive position for warding off hostiles. It also houses ample storage for ammunition and has a great elevation for launching light artillery to the east. Plus, it is geographically protected by rocky hills on the left and complemented by excellent visibility to the right and has 12 circular structures along its walls for troops to climb. 

 

Location

Asfan fortress Saudi Arabia

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RAE “BEAR” Bats

RAE “BEAR” Bats

01/10/2022 19:48

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An 18th century old fortress on top of a hill which gives you a good overlooking view of places nearby. As usual, rubbish left behind by some who visits the place are just everywhere.
RAE “BEAR” Bats

RAE “BEAR” Bats

12/11/2021 23:07

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An 18th century old fortress on top of a hill which gives you a good overlooking view of places nearby. As usual, rubbish left behind by some who visits the place are just everywhere.
Amir Dakkak

Amir Dakkak

12/07/2021 10:16

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Really cool ottoman fortress that’s mainly intact. It would have been better if there was some description of what the fort was used or anything about it’s history. The lack of historical data made it a bit underwhelming
Ali Abulhassan

Ali Abulhassan

08/04/2021 00:25

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This is a small fortress but a must visit place. Almost 1 hour driver from center of Jeddah.
Shamim Mohammed

Shamim Mohammed

07/01/2021 20:38

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Nice view to take some snaps
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