Al Shinanah Tower


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Al Shinanah Tower

Despite being composed of mud and camel hair, Al Shinanah Tower has survived centuries and numerous battles. Reportedly, the 27-meter (88-feet) tall tower was constructed in 1699, but the some historians estimate the building was erected anywhere between the 12th and 19th centuries. A low, narrow door at the base of the structure gives you access to the eight floors and three lookout windows. The tower is located on the edge if Ar Rass town, whose name means "old well". Said well made human settlement possible in the area, and marked the town as one of the most important trade and pilgrimage stops.

Do & See

The Al-Qassim region is quite unique in Saudi Arabia for green areas and agricultural prowess. The areas around Buraidah and Unaizah have some fascinating places to visit. Explore farms, orchards, palm tree plantations and the world's largest camel market. But the cities and towns themselves also offer travellers plenty of museums, parks and interesting sights, as well as heaps of entertainment in the form of excellent eating and shopping.