ThePlace: Raghadan Forest Park, natural beauty in Saudi Arabia’s Al-Baha

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Updated 10 October 2020

ThePlace: Raghadan Forest Park, natural beauty in Saudi Arabia’s Al-Baha

  • The forest park has undergone major redevelopment with new stone pathways allowing tourists to gain easy access to wooded areas

On arrival at Raghadan Forest Park in Al-Baha region visitors are often taken aback by its breathtaking green landscape and cascading waterfalls.
The forest is located on a rocky slope 1,700 meters above sea level overlooking Tihamah and is known for its tranquility and natural beauty.
Perennial juniper trees cover 90 percent of the estimated 600,000 square meters of parkland and their intertwining branches create large shaded areas that help protect the forest ecosystem.
The forest park has undergone major redevelopment with new stone pathways allowing tourists to gain easy access to wooded areas.
Other improvements include gathering places, entertainment areas, booths, lighting, green spaces, a new communications network, and paragliding facilities.
Special lighting effects have also been used to make standout features of some of the park’s waterfalls.


Saudi Arabia announces death of Prince Nawaf bin Saad bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud

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Saudi Arabia announces death of Prince Nawaf bin Saad bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud

  • The funeral prayers were held on Tuesday in the Kingdom’s capital, Riyadh

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia has announced the death of Prince Nawaf bin Saad bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, state news agency SPA reported.
The funeral prayers were held on Tuesday in the Kingdom’s capital, Riyadh.
Jordan’s King Abdullah offered his condolences to Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, the royal family and the people of Saudi Arabia, state news agency Petra reported.