Mount Sela, east of Al-Aridhah governorate in the Jazan region, boasts pristine nature and an abundant diversity of wildlife.
Located 1,800 meters above sea level, the mountain is known for its pleasant atmosphere, continuous rain throughout the year and valleys such as the Rogue Valley, with its many waterfalls.
It is also known for its rich local agriculture, such as the cultivation of quince, coffee, papaya, tamarind and corn.
The area’s old homes are distinguished by their stone patterns. One conspicuous such structure is the “rock divan” in the village of Al-Maqra, the product of a Mount Sela resident who transformed a large rock into a residence in 1941.
The structure was restored in 1999, becoming an important tourist attraction in the heart of coffee plantations and agricultural terraces.