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Mount Shathath: Guardian of Dhahran Al-Janoub

جبل شثاث يعانق سحاب ظهران الجنوب

31 JAN 2021

Source: Nadeen Al-Wazani

If you are travelling through the southern Asir province, do make time to visit the Dhahran Al-Janoub area, especially as you are likely to be greeted by the majestic Mount Shathath. Standing 2,800 meters above sea level, this impressive mountain is characterized by its blue-black color that resembles that of the sky.

The local municipality erected a luminous sign bearing Dhahran Al-Janoub’s name on the northern side of Mount Shathath. So highly regarded is the mountain, locals call it the “Guardian of Dhahran Al-Janoub”.

Mountain features

Mount Shathath’s topography consists of cliffs, trees, and fragrant plants such as basil and chrysanthemum. Many inscriptions from ancient eras can be found on its rocks, highlighting Dhahran Al-Janoub’s historical importance; the governorate contains many landmarks such as the Elephant Road, archaeological villages and tombs dating back to prehistoric times.

A climb to the top

Visitors will enjoy climbing up to the mountain’s summit, where they will be amazed by the surrounding landscapes, natural cave formations and abundance of water springs.