If you’re looking to escape into nature, to a mountainous region with wonderful, year-round climate, and lush green scenery, there’s one spot in Saudi Arabia’s Asir region that is perfect for you. Established in 1980, Asir National Park is the Kingdom’s first national park, and has been a favorite for many across Saudi Arabia since its opening. Located near Abha and nestled between the eastern desert region and the Red Sea, the park stretches 1,600 square kilometers and is surrounded by mountains and cliffs, with the Kingdom’s tallest, Jabal Soudah, rising 3,000 meters.
The park also has 67 campsites, and 45 picnic sites for anyone wanting to relax and have a meal with a view. Offering ample room for outdoor activities, it’s also a favorite among hikers, giving one the chance to enjoy the scenery up-close. The park also offers a myriad of other activities to do, from taking a ride on a cable car, giving you a splendid view of the mountains and greenery below, to kite-flying and paragliding.