Take a Peek at 6 Beautiful Portraits of Al-Balad, Jeddah’s Historic Old City

Take a Peek at 6 Beautiful Portraits of Al-Balad, Jeddah’s Historic Old City

Al-Balad has been named the Historical Place of Jeddah by Unesco. This city is the shopping center of the City of Jeddah. Al Balad which has transformed into a modern market and sells a lot of merchandise is considered to have a very beautiful and antique building design. Come on, see interesting portraits of this place!

  1. Rawashin

Exploring this place the eyes of visitors will be so pampered. These old buildings have several balconies (rawashin) which are specially designed as room expansions in the building and are equipped with supporting furniture so that residents can sit comfortably against the afternoon breeze.

The wood carvings on the windows were also made in such a way as to allow sunlight to enter through the gaps but not overheat the occupants.

  1. Old buildings close together

The arrangement of the buildings that are hundreds of years old is also made close to each other by separating small alleys to make it easier for pedestrians to take shelter from the sun.

No wonder tourists are very happy to see this old city and are amazed by the designs and ornaments that adorn the old and beautiful buildings. Then you can imagine what happened and how the hustle and bustle of the life and civilization of Jeddah City hundreds of years ago in this place.

  1. Museums and historical buildings

History buffs will be very happy to visit here. There are several museums located in Balad which are open on holidays and evenings from 5 pm to 10 pm. There is a cannon in Al-Balad, which was used as a weapon against the invaders who entered the city of Jeddah.

  1. Entrance to the City of Mecca

Jeddah is the second largest city in Saudi after the center of Riyadh. Al-Balad was founded in the seventh century and was once the center of the city of Jeddah.

This place used to be a small fishing town that became the entrance to the city of Mecca when people from outside the country went on pilgrimage. Jeddah Al-Balad is the first place for pilgrims to land in Saudia before continuing their journey to Mecca. Of course, we still remember how our grandparents in ancient times went for a hajj by sea or by ship to spend months.

  1. Shops with Indonesian names

Interestingly, you will easily find shops that invite pilgrims from Indonesia for Hajj and Umrah, because some shops use the word “cheap”. Do not forget that there are several Indonesian culinary delights to attract Indonesian visitors to see a large number of pilgrims from Indonesia.

  1. Instragamable photo spots!

Well, of course, if you come here you definitely can’t stand to immortalize it in pictures. Because the place is so beautiful and instagramable to upload on your social media. No less beautiful with typical buildings of Greece, Greece, or Santorini is not it?

So don’t hesitate to stop by Al-Balad if you go to this desert country. Moreover, after performing Umrah or Hajj, the pilgrims will stop by Al-Balad to buy souvenirs that can be brought to their homeland. Don’t forget to capture it on your cellphone camera, OK!