National Parks

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, through its vastness, enjoys a diversity of good natural scenery ranging from mountains covered by a variety of natural vegetation and trees and wide plateaux with attractive plants in spring, to beautiful green oases in the middle of the desert, distinguished by their wild fauna, and the rich coastal regions by the Red Sea and the Arabian Gulf.

The government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has realized the importance of the protection of these natural resources, which are for the enjoyment of present and future generations. It has thus been concerned with the establishment of parks, such as the National Park of Asir on the large mountainous and hilly landscape of Asir around the city of Abha. There are also studies and designs in preparation for the establishment of modern parks in Riyadh, al-Hasa, al-Baha and in other places.

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Asir National Park

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