11 Photos of Mada’in Saleh That Show You Just Why It’s A Historic Landmark In Al Ula


Mada’in Saleh is one of the first few spots that will come to every tour guide’s mind when trying to show the beautiful and historic landmarks in the Kingdom. And rightfully so. 

The stone structures that make up this archaeological site in Al-Ula, Hejaz are so notable and Insta-worthy that even celebrities had to stop to take a photo. 

1. It is located within the province of Al- Madinah in Hejaz 

2. It is reportedly from the Nabatean Kingdom from 1st century AD 

Tale as old as time, indeed.

3. In 2008, it became Saudi’s first World Heritage Site when it was proclaimed by UNESCO 

4. The inside of the Nabatean tomb

5. The site is also sometimes referred to as Al Hijr 

6. It is located 20 km (12.4 mi) north of the town of Al-`Ula, 400 km (248.5 mi) north-west of Medina


8. The area is being developed for conventional tourism, at the moment





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