IN PICTURES: Saudi Arabia’s largest valley: Home to greenery, clear lakes

The Qununa Valley is one of the more popular valleys as it is one of the largest, with a height of over 108 kilometers. (Supplied)

The Sarawat Mountains located south and west of Saudi Arabia host a number of valleys that are home to vast spaces of greenery and many lakes.

One of them is the Qununa Valley, which is one of the more popular valleys as it is one of the largest, with a height of over 108 kilometers.

Qununa Valley Saudi Arabia. (Supplied)

Qununa Valley Saudi Arabia. (Supplied)

Qununa Valley Saudi Arabia. (Supplied)

Qununa Valley Saudi Arabia. (Supplied)

The rivers flowing through this valley start from the tops of the Sarawat and Hijaz Mountains, and flows west toward the city of Qunfudah. It is characterized by the abundance and clarity of its water, orchards and variety of agricultural crops like wheat and sesame. The valley I also known for palm tree cultivation.

Qununa Valley Saudi Arabia. (Supplied)

Qununa Valley Saudi Arabia. (Supplied)

Qununa Valley Saudi Arabia. (Supplied)

Qununa Valley Saudi Arabia. (Supplied)

The valleys south of the kingdom are important tourist destinations that contribute to the revitalization of internal tourism. They provide a place for entertainment and camping where many families and tourists spend their leisure time by the lakes.

Photographer Mohammed Dakhikh captured these scenes where the lakes and greenery meet unique rock formations.

Qununa Valley Saudi Arabia. (Supplied)

Qununa Valley Saudi Arabia. (Supplied)

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:58 - GMT 06:58
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