Tabuk Province
Historical Site

Tayma Fort - Tabuk Province

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Description

Tayma Fort is situated in Tayma, which is a large oasis that has a long history of settlements. It is located in northwestern Saudi Arabia near Medina and Tabuk. The forts in Tayma are among the oldest settlements in Saudi Arabia and perhaps in the entire Arabian Peninsula. The Babylonian king, Nabonidus, also took residence in Tayma in the mid-6th century BCE. Moreover, it is one of the few places in Saudi Arabia that have been mentioned in the Mesopotamian texts. 

Landscape

The Tayma Fort is an ancient archeological site that dates at least 1,000 years back and has a massive defensive wall made from stone and flour that protected it from enemy attacks. The terrain around the fort can be tricky as it is a mix of rocks and soft sand. Therefore, visitors should plan their trips on a 4x4 vehicle.

Attractions

If you are visiting the Tayma Fort, you will also discover other sights to explore in the area. Among these attractions is the Tayma Museum that provides explanations about the history and geological context of the Tayma forts. There are plenty of natural wells in the region as well, which served as the prime reason for the settlers to settle here. This fort is an incredible place to visit if you want to learn more about Saudi Arabia’s culture.

 

Location

Tayma Fort, Tayma Saudi Arabia

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Datu Ontay's Vlog

Datu Ontay's Vlog

08/08/2022 03:30

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Fortress and historical place of Tayma
shafeeq izzudheen

shafeeq izzudheen

03/31/2022 06:42

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Well maintained 100 years old mud fort.
Zeeshan Aziz

Zeeshan Aziz

01/14/2022 15:48

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Very huge ancient well and preserved very well. It is like a small garden and good for a walk. However, there are no toilets etc.
PSYCHOPATHiO

PSYCHOPATHiO

10/30/2021 15:35

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Nice place with a long history & the town is full of amazing places and welcoming people, I will definitely go there again.
4xLife Arabia

4xLife Arabia

08/18/2021 19:19

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The well has a great historical significance. A must visit place to peek in the history.
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