10 Best Places to Visit in Madina, Saudi Arabia 2016
Beautiful mosques and palaces, old streets with many buildings and craft shops, picturesque coastline and colorful markets are the main attractions of Madina, thousands of tourists from around the world come every year in Madina to visit and millions of Muslims come to perform holy ritual. The wonderful architectural monument is in Madina, corresponding to the best national traditions. It is worthwhile to take a walk in the district Medina.
Many tourists consider Medina as the most holy place, because here is where most mosques situated. In Madiah you can see beautiful paintings and sculptures, to buy interesting souvenirs and to paint a self-portrait.
The main attractions of the municipality are numerous markets and mosques. Here you can buy not only fresh fruits and vegetables, but also valuable antique stuff.
1# Quba Mosque
When one is in Madinah, then it is highly recommended to visit two mosques, the Prophet’s Mosque and Quba Mosque; and three graves: the graves of the Prophet PBUH may Allah keep him in honor, Abu Bakr and Umar may Allah be pleased with both; and the Baqi – and Uhud cemetery. In addition, anyone can in and around Madinah visit any other historical places to learn the history and to recognize the role of Madinah more.
2# Mount Uhud
The Messenger of Allah (may Allah keep him in honor) said about this mountain, which is located about five kilometers north of Madinah: ” Uhud is a mountain that loves us – and we love it.” (At-Tirmidhi). The Battle of Uhud took place at the foot of Uhud in 3 Hijri. Hamza, the Prophet’s PBUH uncle, and other companions were buried there.
3# Masjid Al-Ahzaab or Masjid Al-Fath
It is located on the western corner of Jabal Sala. With the Allies (Ahzaab) the enemies Madinah attacked and besieged, dug Muslims to defend a trench around Madinah. Today there are six mosques at this point.
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4# Al-Madina Museum
This is the very first museum which is specialized in the Islamic history as well as urban plus the built inheritance of Madinah. This amazing museum demonstrate the rich Islamic heritage as well as culture and a clear glimpse of the history of not only Islam but also this city by show stunning illustrations, art and photograph.
5# Old Baazar Madinah
As we all know that Madinah has a very important position in the Muslims’ hearts. They often visit this city from different countries of the world. And when they go back to their homes their take a lot of Souvenir gifts for their friends and family. There is this old Baazar in Madinah that you should really want to visit to buy gifts in cheap price.
6# Wadi e Jinn – Al Baida
Wadi Al-Baida which is A.K.A Wadi Al-Jinn is situated around 30 kilometer from northwest of Madinah. This valley is quite strange valley because here cars literally move without their drivers touching it. This valley draws a huge attention of millions of locals as well as visitors from around the world.
7# Visit Yanbu
In Madinah there is an amazing beach named Yanbu which is as beautiful and green as the city. It is about 200 kilometres away from main Madinah. The Yanbu district includes the sea-side, a huge shopping place in the city as well as a trip to the history in the town of Yanbu.
8# The Desert at Mada’ in Saleh
Have you ever gone to a desert? This is your chance to explore a beautiful desert at Madinah Saleh. This is located at the southern part of Al Nafud of Mada’in Saleh. This place is one of the most splendid sightseeing of the entire kingdom of Saudia. Here is a tip when you planning to visit the desert you have to leave early from your hotel to reach at the site but it is surely worth it!
9# Mosque Masjid al-Qiblatain
If you are into structural design and art you will particularly truly love this mosque! The mosque Masjid al-Qiblatain has a conventional design as well as is recognized for its twin domes plus minarets, along with a huge prayer hall. A trip to this Holy mosque will give you a memorable experience!
10# Madina Media Museum
The Medina Media Museum will definitely amaze you that is situated close to the holy mosque Masjid-al Nabawi. This museum is really amazing and truly worth a visit for the people who are interested in to know the Islamic history and know more about Medina. In the museum people can see illustrations, models as well as theater that give a glimpse of history.
Apart from Holy places there are a lot of different leisure and fun places in Madinah. Since thousands of people visit this city every years. There are many different markets as well as restaurants and much type of hotels. The food of this city is extremely delicious. Indeed Madinah is a place that everyone of us should visit once in a life time.