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Taif is called the “city of colors” as there are plenty of tourists attractions and historical places to visit in this city which promote Taif tourism. In this article, we have shared some significant tourists attractions, historical and Islamic ziyarat places which highlight the importance of a visit to Taif.
The importance of a visit to Taif
Taif is situated on top of the mountains Al Sarawat, whose height is around 1,700 meters. Honey and grapes are in abundance in the region. It is a very important asset for the country’s agriculture with a population of 521,273. During the 6th century, it had the idol of Al-lat, the Lady of Taif.
Its climate is best for fruits, vines, and wheat. It is a fruitful country and best for agriculture thus the name “the Garden of Hijaz” is given to Taif. There are Islamic sites and Ziyarat places to visit in Taif too. Recommended: List of Ziyarat Places in Taif
Souq Okaz is one of the historical tourist places to visit in Taif. It is an open-air market or Souq. It was a common meeting place for Arabs to have social, political or commercial gatherings, to discuss, religious talks, poetry and prose competitions, and races. The remains of the building were of basaltic stone.
The government of Saudi Arabia organized Souq Okaz festival every year and one who is residing in Saudi Arabia must not miss this Taif tourist spot.
Al Rudaf Park
Al Rudaf Park is a large natural park and a beautiful Taif tourist spot which is located to the South of the city. The weather is beautiful and there are magnificent trees lying in clusters, giant rocks and dancing fountains at night.
Al Shafa is a small village rich in agriculture production and one of the most attractive tourist places in Taif.
Al Shafa is located at the top of the beautiful Sarawat mountains. For those in love with adventure can have a camel ride over there. There are huge fruit gardens of Taif here and the view is amazing.
King Fahad zoo
It is among the oldest parks in Taif with a wide variety of animals and birds. It is a very good tourist place to visit in Taif especially if you are accompanying children. You will not find a huge range of animals here but the prominent ones are lions, cheetah, elephant, giraffe and some special kinds of camels.
Al Hada Mountain
Meaning of Al Hada is tranquility and so it is a nature’s natural gift to Taif. It is an excellent place to view the sunset from over the mountain. It is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Taif.
Taif Water Amusement Park
Al Kar Tourist Village is one of the top tourist attractions in Taif and people who visit the city in summer don't miss to visit this exotic place. There are swimming pools and water sports in this area. You reach the place with the help of cable cars located in Al Hada region
Telefric Taif Cable Car
Teleferic Taif cable car is the world’s longest cable car system without any pillars. It is the best activity you can plan during your visit to Taif. I would not be wrong in stating that your trip to Taif cannot be completed unless you visit this tourist place. It is something which dignifies tourism in Taif.
The National Museum
The National Museum is the largest and the most beautiful of all the other museums in Taif. It has almost more than 30,000 artifacts. It is one of the many historical tourist places to visit in Taif.
It has a piece of a variety of antique heritage, collectibles from the past decade, photographs, ancient manuscripts, stone carvings, arms and ammunition, and ancient art and crafts. The place has a very pleasant climate and a good collection of jewelry, teapots, and leather goods.
Shubra Palace Museum
Shubra Palace Museum is one of the oldest museums had more than 4000 pieces of ancient collectibles. It is one of the many historical tourist places to visit in Taif.
10. The Green Village Museum
The green village museum has a Tourist Park and over 20,000 remains of ancient heritage including guns, swords, armor, bows, historical currency, and ancient coins.
It is one of the many historical tourist places to visit in Taif. It had a display of some of the property of Saudi Royal Family, crafts, jewelry, and clothing.