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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Naimul Rehman

Naimul Rehman

07/18/2022 02:29

Google review

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.
Louis Lee Bastareche

Louis Lee Bastareche

09/24/2021 22:54

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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.
Ellen May Quioyo

Ellen May Quioyo

09/11/2021 17:17

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The Village itself is spectacular. I do hope they maintain the tourism for this place. May they open restaurants in the vicinity. Plus to maintain the cleanliness. Tourist should be responsible for their trash.
Hasan Siddiqui

Hasan Siddiqui

08/07/2021 02:09

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A very good ancient village. A must visit for everyone with families or friends you will enjoy. The structure and beauty of the place is just beautiful. One less star because the place could have been maintained much better then it is now.
Eugen Taso

Eugen Taso

07/19/2021 05:35

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Worth a visit. Like all things in Saudi it's a work in progress, but if you're in the area, definitely worth a look. We're on a road trip from Riyadh and this was a must highlight according to the "Visit Saudi" website...i wouldn't say it's worth the trip but again,if there, sure. It's an old,well preserved village.you can wonder around the abandoned town, go inside the houses, and take all the pictures you want. It's clean (unlike most other places) and not crowded. No toilets on site, however, but a large parking lot.
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