It's in my nature to pull someone else's leg, with people - it's pretty normal, either they laugh with you or get ready to see some constellations when you get a big hit right on your eye! But teasing the baboons... duh!... are you out of your mind?We went up the mountain park or jungle park in Al-Baha, some 400kms on the way to Abha where we spent...more
This village is the lowest area of Mintaqat Aseer. It's 1:30 hour away from Abha. There're two ways to reach this tiny village, by car or cable car. Cable car takes 25-min from top to bottom. Be prepared you're moving down from the coolest area-Sooda town, to the hottest area-Rijaal Almaa Village. So have a heavey jacket, and wear sleeveless...more
This place gathers all heritage and history of Mintaqat Aseer. You got to see an old palace, small restuarants, antique seats, and even traditional toilets. Bin Hamssan, the owner of this village is a friendly guy. He welcomed our group in a very traditional way. They shoot in the air, representing their happiness of receiving guests.You can...more
al-Habala Mountain or Hanged Village narrates a histroy of its people. This mountain is as hard as stones, so people. They used to bury their deads under stones and rocks. You can climb mountains and see corpuses still there. It's not allowed anymore to bury under rocks. Newest body is back to 30 years ago.more
New Al Taif Road, Abha Mall, P.O. Box 75, Abha, 11372, Saudi Arabia
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Abha Palace Hotel is a Five Star De Luxe Hotel in Abha, Assir Province. The climate is cool all year...more
PO Box 1447, Al Sooda, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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As soon we arrived to the airport,we rented a car from an office at the airport,it was high season for tourisim in Abha then,,so we ended up squashed in a small car,,all the big cars were rented out,so it might be helpful if you can arrange the car you need to rent before traveling to Abha.
This is a real souq, with real people : the sights, the smells, the tastes.i could spend hours here.
What to buy: A great place to buy Asiri dresses, perfume, incense, baskets, honey and just about anything else.
What to pay: Its cheap, but make sure to bargain anyway.
Old palace consists of 4 floors, the 1st for guests, 2nd for living room, 3rd for bedrooms and 4th for kitchen which shares half roof. Woman of Abha is who decorates her own house. Color made out of natural products. Yellow is out of a kind of spice, red is out of an Abha fruit, green is out Arar Abha tree, and blue i forgot,lol. You can see colors...more
The black dress is called Abha thobe. Usually women wear very heavy jewelery; belts, forehead belt, big earings besides a hat too. The heavier jewlery, the richer the woman. That's why, a woman's dowry in Abha is really high and may range SR30000-SR150000.Some women cover their faces with burkhu, usually old ladies. They represents female shyness....more
The mountain roads around Abha are extremely treacherous when it rains. The streets flood quicklyy because there is no sewage system. Water flowing down from the mountains are like rivers bringing with it rocks and anything in its path.
Once we stopped an old lady to ask her where to buy silver jewellery(she was wearing the tradditional Abhawi dress with a big hat covering her head)so she told us just follow me,,she was walking by our car)....few meters ahead we reached a very well built large house with a terrace,so she welcomed us in and offerd some tea,then she brought us her...more
Abha is a hilly area, where people used to bury their dead inside rocks and cover them with stones. However, it's illegal now.
You can climb mountains and have an interesting climb along the 30-year-old cemeteries. Have a strong heart!
Equipment: robes, pants, some money for cable car--SR40 per person.
Better to contact an a tourism agency. People of this area is little reserved.