Sunday, December 6, 2020


Photo by E J Marquez

Like taking a walk back in time, the historic 400 year old town of Dhee Ayn is also known as the Marble Village. Built atop a majestic mountain in southwestern Saudi Arabia, Dhee Ayn is located south of the holy city of Mecca in a natural oasis of tall green palm trees, tunnels, and a peaceful waterfall.

Photo by Murtaza Hasmi

Located in the small granite village is a lovely and well maintained museum.  There are many steep steps which will take you to the castle at the very top of the village.

A big thank you to my friend, tour guide Mohammed at Najran Tours, for allowing me to showcase these photos for today's post.  Visit his Instagram page  @NajranTours


William Kendall said...

That second shot particularly stands out.

Tom said...


Marie Smith said...

Fascinating and beautiful. The country has much to offer tourists.

Jackie and Joel Smith said...

That place looks simply magical. . .beautiful photos and narrative.

At Home In New Zealand said...

I love the first photo - it is so "romantic", like something out of a fairy tale.

betty-NZ said...

What a fascinating place!