Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Al Ula - Madein Saleh "The Guitar"

"The Guitar" is a well known sandstone rock formation in Madein Saleh, which is 22 kilometers from Al Ula, Saudi Arabia.  Madein Saleh is rich in history and was the first archaeological site in Saudi Arabia to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  My friend Laura of the amazing blog Blue Abaya has written a fabulous comprehensive guide and history of Madain Saleh with lots of fantastic photos - CLICK HERE to access it.

From the right position, you can see why this natural rock formation, with its narrow passageway between the rocks, is called "The Guitar."  At a certain time of day, an ethereal effect can happen when the position of the sun in the sky is just right, as the below photo shows.

Note: Winter at Tantora in Al Ula has been extended through Feb. 23rd, adding two more weekends of world class artistic entertainment.  Buy your tickets here:   Winter at Tantora