The Magnificent Hegra

Here are the top five things to do when visiting the stunning Hegra.

The Magnificent Hegra

Hegra, also known as Al-Hijar and Mada'in Saleh, is a magnificent archaeological site located in Saudi Arabia.

This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must-visit spot for anybody interested in exploring history and culture.

1. Visit the famous and iconic Tombs of Nabateans - Qasr al-Farid

There are the well-known and iconic Tombs of the Nabateans, who led the caravan trade routes from Arabia to the Mediterranean before the pre-Islamic era.

Beautiful tombs and temples may be found in the sandstone cliffs of Hegra, and many of them are still in existence today.

The most famous and frequently featured in books, articles, and videos is the Qasr al-Farid, an isolated tomb located on the sandstone outcrop. These sights are breath-taking and so many people actually visit these each year.

2. Discover the City of the Ancient Civilization

In addition to the tombs, Hegra has remnants of an ancient city, which you should definitely explore.

Walking through the old foundations of houses, stores, and even a market is simply spectacular.

You may purchase tickets online from this website 
Hegra Tour | What To Do | Experience AlUla
Visit Hegra, Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest preserved site of the Nabataean civilisation south of Petra, with the knowledgeable guidance of a local Rawi.

3. Visit Al-Ula with a Tour Guide

The best way to experience and learn about the history and culture of the Nabateans is with the help of a local guide, who can also point out important details that you may have missed on your own.

Some specialized trips also take you to Al-Ula, a neighboring village where you can view the remains of an ancient city and visit a traditional souk, all of which are highly recommended.

4. The famous iconic Elephant Rock and enjoy the scenery

The most iconic of all is Elephant Rock. You will likely just stand there in awe of the immense natural splendor for a while.

Hegra is surrounded by stunning sandstone cliffs and breathtaking panoramas in a stunning desert landscape.  

Photo by O JOUMNI / Unsplash

5. Visit the beautiful Winter Park

Spend some time absorbing the area's natural beauty and taking pictures of the breathtaking surroundings.

Lovely Winter Park

Overall, Hegra is a rare, intriguing and fascinating place.

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is certainly worth a visit, regardless of whether you're a history enthusiast or just appreciate beautiful scenery.

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