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About the city

Najran

Najran is an Arabic city belonging to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, located geographically in the southern side of it, and its space is 360,000 square kilometres, and it belongs administratively to the Najran region. It was established four thousand years before BC, and in the past the city was the cradle of the civilization of the Arabian Peninsula and the cradle of its subsequent cultures.

Najran was named by this name after a man said to him (Najran bin Zaidan bin Saba' bin Qahtan) who is considered the first to live in it, as the inscriptions of artifacts of the ancient civilizations indicate that. Najran is a unique tourist destination that the tourist does not feel bored in.

Najran flourishes by holding many activities in its cultural centers such as the Society of Culture and Arts, the Najran Public Library, and the Literary Club. Al-Arid Mountain, Sidah Mountain, mountains of Najd Khairan, and Mount Raom are among the most famous mountains, and Habuna Valley, Al-Jamom Valley, and Al-Kawkab Valley are among its most important valleys.

The city has many important events in its history, including the rule of the city under the banner of the ancient Moein Yemeni state in 115 BC, and the Romans invaded and destroyed it in the year 24 BC. It was settled by the Himyarites in the year 340 AD, and the makers of the pit (Ashab Al-Okhdod) in it kill the inhabitants by the Yemeni king Dhu Nuwas because of the inhabitants were Christians and refused to covert to the Jewish religion in the year 524 AD, and the city became part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the year 1934 AD.

Tourist attractions in Najran:

Ancient castles such as Badr Al Janoub Castle, and Najran Fort.

The gardens are like King Abdulaziz garden, and the parks are like Mooah Park.

King Fahd Park: It is one of the most beautiful and largest parks in Saudi Arabia, and it contains a lot of trees, children's playgrounds and green areas.

The waterfall of Jabal Al-Qasr, located in the Al-Arisah area on the eastern side of Najran, has an area of 950 square meters and a length of 550 square meters.

The site of the makers of the pit (Ashab Al Ukhdud), which was formerly known as Raqamat, and is located on the southern side of Najran, and it is considered one of the richest archaeological sites in the land of the Arabian Peninsula, where it dates back to more than 1750 years.

Najran Museum of Archeology and Heritage, which gives a presentation on all the cultural and historical signs that are available in the area.

There are other landmarks such as Prince Sultan Reserve, King Saud Cave, Kaaba Najran, Al-Frusiya Square, Al-legam Village, King Saud Camp, Al-Bastana Research Center, Hayrat Al-Salm, Archaeological Houses of Al-Aan, Sagher Village, Historic Amarah Palace, and the Popular Handicraft Market.

Khtma wells: It is located 25 km from Umm Al-Waht on the western side of the southern Al-Arid Mountains. It has two deep wells, one with a circular wellhead, and the other with a square shape. Stone tools, pottery fractures were found in the site of wells.

Hima wells: It used to be a station for commercial caravans. It contains 13 sites that appear in various drawings since ancient times such as: hunting ang grazing drawing, human images, Thamudic, southern Musnad, and Kufic scripts.

Shoaib al-Hajeb Al-Ahmar: This valley is located near the center of Bir al-Askar, 13 km northwest of Najran, and it is characterized by its wide area, the spread of Ziziphus spina-christi trees in it, and its moderate weather.