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Al-Hijr Archaeological Site (Madain Salih)

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Travelled by 2 AUV from Jeddah for 6.5hrs. Madain Saleh is worth for a visit were all amaze how creative the people in those days You can find accomodations along the road in al... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jojie C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Travelled by 2 AUV from Jeddah for 6.5hrs. Madain Saleh is worth for a visit were all amaze how creative the people in those days You can find accomodations along the road in al ulah at a reasonable price.

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Yanbu, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The site in Madain Salih is very attractive. with rock carvings of huge monuments. this site has many such monuments carved on huge rocky mountains.

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Most information on this place is out of date. You can just drive up and show ID and go in. You need a car to get there and to explore the site. Try to go in winter as the summer would be punishingly hot and there is no shade. It is very well organized for KSA and in good condition.... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Considering Saudi Arabia lags behind in maintaining historical sights, this one was well maintained and labeled. If you're not a Saudi citizen, you should obtain a permission from the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities. Fax them a letter from your sponsor with the precise date (Hijri) of your visit with the other regular details (Employment Certificate). They will return... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

If you have the chance to travel to Saudi, then Madain Salih, has to be on your list of places to go. Only open to tourism relatively recently, you have the place almost to your self, there are over 100 tombs and you are free to wonder, only the archeological sites are fenced off.

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Seeing the history at this site was truly remarkable! It is a must see for anyone who loves ancient history.

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Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

We had a fantastic time here. Not the easiest place to get to and not very commercialised which after visiting the other Nabatean city of Petra was great. Hardly anyone there which allowed a very relaxed day and close access.

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Karachi, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

600 Kms from Madinah Al Munawarah. For the sura of the Qur'an of the same name, see Al-Hijr. Al-Hijr Archaeological Site (Madâin Sâlih) * UNESCO World Heritage Site A row of tombs from the al-Khuraymat group, Mada'in Saleh. Country Saudi Arabia Type Cultural Criteria ii, iii Reference 1293 Region ** Arab States Inscription history Inscription 2008 (32nd Session) * Name... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2010

We visited Madain Saleh last January, the ruins are in excellemnt condition and the whole surroundings - and having the huge site all to yourself - really gives you a feeling of being an explorer! The hotel in Al Ula can arrange everything for you from entry permit to guide. In fact a couple of months later we visited Petra... More 

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