Aromatic plants attract visitors and tourists with their fragrant scents to the archaeological village of Dhee Ayn in Baha region, where hundreds of kadi and basil seedlings are spread out along with banana trees and various types of plants.
Dhee Ayn is one of the most important archeological villages in the Kingdom. It is home to 58 multi-story houses that sit atop a white marble mountain spanning an area of about 15,000 square meters. A mosque forms the nucleus of the village that is surrounded by agricultural lands and houses.
Dhee Ayn is famous for its abundant agricultural wealth and freshwater spring that has been spurting for hundreds of years.
In the past, wheat was cultivated in the area and palm trees produced delicious fruit. Today, banana trees prevail in the midst of kadi and fresh basil scents.
The village has over 75,000 square meters of agricultural land that produces more than 8 tons of bananas a year, peaking during summer. It also produces over 21,500 kadi flowers throughout the year, most of them in October.
Many events are held in Dhee Ayn during the cool winter season, the most important of which is a festival for bananas, kadi and other agricultural products that aims to promote the region as a tourist destination. Over the coming weeks, Dhee Ayn will hold an event to revive the ancient heritage of the village under the supervision of the Ministry of Tourism.