Al Bahah Province
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The Ain Ancient Village - Al Bahah Province

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The Ain Ancient Village, 246 Saudi Arabia
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Description

If you are visiting Al-Baha, The Ain Ancient Village is worth a visit. The village of Thee Ainor Zee Ain is a heritage site in Saudi Arabia located in the Al-Mikhwat province of the Al-Baha Region. The remains of this civilization date back to the 16th century and have been characterized by the multi-storey houses that have been built with polished stones.

Sightseeing 

The village is famous for its agricultural crops such as bananas, lemon, basil, and palm trees, and has a scenic river too. The best part about this historical place is that there is no entry fee and visitors can roam around and go back in time while exploring the ancient streets. Visitors can wander into the abandoned houses and take pictures without any worries as the place is not crowded. The houses are proof of the stunning architecture that existed even hundreds of years ago. There is also a farm called The Ain Garden at walking distance which is shaped like an eye. After the village tour, you can go to the farm and freshen up.

Tour Planning and Facilities

The village opens for tourists from 7am to 6 pm. Because there is a lot of walking and climbing involved, it is best to visit either in the winter or in the evening hours during the summer when the weather is not too hot. While restrooms and parking areas are available in the area, there are no shops, which is why it is best to take water and snacks along with you. There is also a park and seating area nearby, so families with children can rest easily.

 

Location

The Ain Ancient Village, 246 Saudi Arabia

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Hitha Nanjappa

Hitha Nanjappa

09/14/2022 18:43

Google review

Well kept secret of Saudi Arabia. Can spend a day exploring Al-Baha and Thee-Ain village. But expected better tourist support like a board that could tell us more about its history, about architecture or have a local guide etc. But, in any way, I liked my visit.
BUDDY YT

BUDDY YT

08/08/2022 05:24

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Amazing place to visit in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Its one of a kind place which brings you back centuries ago. The location is very good and easy to access. The heritage park information center has a great modern park with ample parking spaces. The trail are very nice and organized, also it very safe and family friendly. The traditional houses are very nice and impressive how it was built. A must visit place. Also no entrance fee.
Khalil Wadkar

Khalil Wadkar

07/28/2022 04:08

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Beautiful heritage village to visit and explore, the drive from baha to the village is also very scenic... there is no entry fees n lots of parking space... but make sure to carry water & juices as there are no shops there...
Naimul Rehman

Naimul Rehman

07/18/2022 02:29

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Nice place but could not find any historical facts mentioned on the site. There is a small waterfall and children enjoyed it. The day we went it was very humid and the only respite was a small cafeteria selling tea and soft drinks.
RONALD JOHN

RONALD JOHN

05/04/2022 11:36

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It was a superb experience for us when we are visit the Thee Ain Ancient Village - Al Bhaha. We are visiting this place after a long time drive from Abha. So amazing the view from the top of the Ancient Castle. And not good weather when we are there for chilling with our friends or family if you are planning a vacation. We would like to or want to try to transfer from Riyadh to Abha. Because we all are like this beautiful place. If would you like to go there I think in the morning or in the evening times are the best experience. Because in the daytime it's difficult to go upstairs in hot weather and. Sure if you are in Saudi Arabia, should go there for a visit for at least two days of exploration. I am sure you like this place without any bad experiences. There is no ticket counter and no more waiting at the time when we are going there.
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