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”.
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.