IN PICTURES: Mountainous area in Jazan serves as top Saudi tourist attraction
A mountainous governorate boasting acres of trees and greenery east of Saudi Arabia’s Jazan region is one of the most prominent touristic areas in Jazan, where developmental plans are being created to invest in its tourism, farming and economic capabilities.
Addayer is located about 130 kilometers east of Jazan and has a total space of about 1000 square kilometers. It attracts many tourists and avid photographers throughout the year.
The governorate consists of seven districts with a population of over 100,000. It hosts a number of mountains as well as many valleys, and is distinguished by the abundance of vegetation and greenery, and animals.
Addayer is known for its beautiful agricultural terraces where grain is grown, such as corn, millet and barley, as well as banana, pineapple, guava, mango and oranges, as well as the cultivation of famous coffee beans.
It also hosts one of the highest mountain peaks in Jizan, which is about 2,300 meters high above sea level.
Addayer is considered a very cultured governorate, with a weekly market that’s popular among residents and upholds the old tradition of having a trading souq or market. You can find items being sold from perfume plants, to old traditional handmade tools, to daggers and swords and traditional clothes.
There are also many branches of government in Addayer as well as apartments and facilities, and it is set to attract more investments especially in relation to tourism and hotels.