Tanouma a Saudi Arabian city located in southwestern part of the country is viewed as one of the most beautiful natural landscapes of Saudi Arabia. It is surrounded by high mountains with fog and, waterfalls that flow throughout the year.
This place has many historical monuments, beautiful green parks, and pastures. Breathtaking natural scenery can be enjoyed. This city due to all its attractions is a potential economic hub and is able to attract tourists on a large scale.
The city of Tanouma is also a Saudi governorate located on the Sarawat mountain range, which is situated on the road of Taif which is about 125 km north of Abha.
The temperature remains moderate throughout the year in Tanouma. The presence of scenic landscapes offers a treat to its visitors. There are 15 natural parks in the city which is spread between the feet of the mountains to the highest mountains which are fully covered with fog.
Agriculture in Tanouma: Tanouma is a well-known agriculture region of the country. Since ancient times its various plantations are very famous as there is an availability of water all the time.
All kinds of cereals, vegetables, and fruits are being produced in this city. Small lakes which extend to all the nearest farms are an excellent source of water creating a natural watering and irrigation system for the fields.
Tanouma Valleys: There are many valleys present including the Wadial–Mutaan, Wadi Melih, Wadi Tanouma and Tris valley which is one of the longest valleys. Another very famous valley which has a historical background is the Wadi Tarj.
Tanouma Historic monuments: Other than its beautiful natural landscapes, Tanouma is much famous for the presence of many historical monuments and pieces of historic worth. Among the famous, one is a very small mosque located on the top of the mountain named Mount Akran.
This mosque has no roof and the entrance is so small that only one person can enter at a time. The mosque does have mihrabs. Another very prominent thing of this mosque is that there are some very old writings and engravings in the mosque, which till the time no one is able to translate.
Tanouma also has many fortresses and old castles which are very famous because of their architecture. The grace present in these historic buildings, their tall structures, different shapes they have, scrupulous design adopted are all the splendors of these fortresses and castles.
During the Ottoman rule, a road was built and surfaced to connect the Tanouma to Tahama in the form of the staircase which is very unique.
Old Houses: Many ruins of old houses built from mud and stones can also be seen in the city. These houses have maintained their structure and durability till now, although more than four centuries have passed.
In the beautiful landscape of Tanouma the other things that are present in different places include the stone caves, ancient tombs, and cemeteries. All the things whether it be the beautiful landscape, waterfalls or its historical memorials this city is a delight for people and tourist.
Source: Al Arabiya