AL-BAHA: Saudi Arabia’s Heritage Authority is organizing a heritage event in the village of Thee Ain in Al-Baha from Nov. 18 – 23.
The event aims to promote and preserve cultural heritage, showcasing the village’s natural, human and historical wealth.
The authority organized a series of cultural events for all fragments of society, citizens and tourists, to enrich their heritage experience and introduce them to the Kingdom’s antiquities.
The event includes an area dedicated to “interactive crafts”, with shows whereby the craftsmen interact with the audience and teach them a craft such as pottery and weaving. The “photography corner” is another area which consists of photography mirrors to reflect the heritage buildings and take souvenir photos in front of them, and the “heritage games” area offers a number of games from the ancestors’ heritage.
Another area is the “Heritage Council”, which exhibits collections, decorations and a heritage design pattern popular in heritage buildings targeted by the event in Al-Baha. The “photo exhibition” will showcase photos of the most prominent heritage and archaeological sites in the Kingdom. In addition, some other areas are the “heritage tasting” and “craftsmen”, with the latter including various shows, such as: sculpture, agricultural products, daggers, swords, tanning, woodwork, different crafts of Al-Baha’s locals, and popular heritage shows.
Through this event, the Heritage Authority aims to promote Saudi identity and strengthen the sense of belonging, spread national awareness and shed light on Saudi heritage. It also aims to preserve cultural heritage, showcase craftsmanship, enrich the visitors’ experience with the heritage sites and preserve the social values inherited from generation to generation in the region.