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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Laurie Nason

Laurie Nason

10/28/2020 16:22

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Saudi are definitely gearing up for tourists and they have started getting things ready. This site has huge potential in this respect. They could do with some plaques in a couple of languages explaining what and how the well worked and when it was used.
Muhammad Ghani Khattak

Muhammad Ghani Khattak

02/06/2020 16:59

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Amazing
NAZIR AHMAD Gill

NAZIR AHMAD Gill

09/09/2017 20:36

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fine
Abdul Rahaman

Abdul Rahaman

09/05/2017 11:26

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Kept closed on EID Holidays
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