"Get inspired" Abha by Manyana

Abha Travel Guide: 26 reviews and 73 photos

Nature is the great inspirer

Abha is a high area; in summer it's 23 and in winter it's 7 C.
It is a place where famous Saudi artists and poets come from. Prince of Abha is an artist and poet too. Nature really inspires you to be creative.
This picture taken next to al-Miftaha Art Village, which is you must see it.

Culture...

Abha embraces the old history and modern life.
This building is the governmental Assir Emirate, where the Abha prince's office.

Land of Arts...

Abha literally is a land of arts. Most the Saudi artists and poets at the western region come from Abha.
Abha still keeps its traditional style at buildings, color making process, and even natural farming. Even the prince's palace is on the traditional style.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:cool weather, history and heritage
  • Cons:people are little reserved
  • In a nutshell:Flow of art and beauty
  • Last visit to Abha: May 2003
  • Intro Updated Jun 16, 2004
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  • Apr 14, 2010 at 8:11 PM

    In authentic Asir Culture, women do not cover their faces. Covering the face is considered social upnorm. Also, Abaya is not a customer garnment of Asir , women have much more freedom in Asir ; I recommend you read Arabian highlands by John Philby

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    Oct 8, 2007 at 12:45 AM

    it must be funny to be in saudi arabia and to feel cold in winter

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    Jul 5, 2007 at 4:10 PM

    very nice place,100% relaxable!!!

  • Apr 18, 2005 at 6:43 AM

    Amani, Abha is a city I loved to visit when I was in KSA. Great place when compared to Riyadh. So nice and beautiful.

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    Dec 30, 2004 at 7:08 AM

    Nice page. I've made three trips to Asir. It's my favourite region in Saudi Arabia.

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    Oct 23, 2004 at 1:38 AM

    The decor of the traditional houses here is lovely. Very interesting about the mountain of the dead. A very interesting page, thank you (~_~)

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    Sep 29, 2004 at 9:00 PM

    Salam ! Thank you for showing this unexpected part of Saudi Arabia. Very interesting !

  • Jun 15, 2004 at 5:42 AM

    Marhaba! I like your Abha page. It was a place that I always wanted to visit when I lived in Saudi Arabiah. Jiddah is nice too--my uncle lived there once. Take care Manyana

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    Jun 4, 2004 at 3:12 AM

    The natural colors and clothing of Abha are very interesting. It's not what I expected to see in Saudi Arabia. I'm glad to learn from your travel tips.

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    Mar 28, 2004 at 11:26 PM

    I just know it call the Switzerland of Saudi Arabia!! I love the pic of the tree. Great page. See ya..

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