The city of Taif is an Arabic city located approximately 120.7 km to the south of Makkah, which is based on the back of Jabal Ghazwan, which is approximately 557.42 m in height.
It is adjoined from the western side by the governorates of Al-Kamil, from the northern side by Madinah Al-Munawwarah, from the eastern side by Al-Mawaih, Torbah, and Maysan governorates, and from the southern side by Maysan and Al-Laith governorates.
The city was named Taif, in reference to the wall or wall that surrounded the city, and its old name was the city of Huwaj.
The general climate of Taif is described as moderate in the summer, cold, and low in winter, with a humidity of 41% during the year, and the average rainfall at the governorate level is 160 mm.
Religious position of the city of Taif
The Prophet Muhammad, may God bless him and grant him peace, visited the city of Taif twice; The first was in the tenth year after the mission and the second visit was in the eighth
year after the Hijrah, both in the month of October, in order to spread Islam.
The most important 3 landmarks in the city of Taif:
One of the most beautiful tourist areas in Saudi Arabia, characterized by its presence at a high altitude of up to 2000 meters above sea level. It is covered with greenery throughout
the year with fog and hail falling on it in the winter and the smells of delicious fruits and the famous sectarian rose.
Al-Hada area, which is about 20 km from the city of Taif, provides tourists with a wide range of tourist resorts, the most important of which are Al-Jabal Al-Akhdar and Al-Hada Park, in addition to high-level service and entertainment facilities such as amusement parks, games halls and places for youth and family outings, which makes it one of the tourist attractions in Saudi Arabia, especially during the winter season.
Al-Shifa is the second most important landmark in the Kingdom in the city of Taif. It is very similar to Al-Hada in its natural characteristics, which lie to the north of it.
Both are among the most important resorts with the highest rates of tourism attraction in Saudi Arabia, to enjoy their green mountains, pleasant temperate climate, luxury resorts, and picturesque parks.
One of the most famous tourist attractions in the Kingdom, which dates back to the era of ignorance and which still attracts many from all over the world as it was in the past, especially those interested in the fields of literature, culture, and arts.
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