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9 tourist attractions in Mecca
Mecca is a city in the Hejaz in Saudi Arabia, and is the capital of that kingdom’s Makkah region. The city is located in a narrow valley 277 meters above sea level. This place is considered the most sacred place for Muslims as it is the location of the Kaaba and also the place of the revelation of Kuran. Many Muslims travel to this city during the Hajj pilgrimage season.
This is a small hill located east of mecca and has a great historical significance. It is said that prophet Muhammad gave the farewell sermon of the Last hajj standing on this hill. The hill at a height of 230 ft, is a religious centre for all Muslims.
This mosque is considered to be another sacred place as Prophet Muhammad is said to have stopped here before he entered Irham and set on the campaign of Hunaian. The mosque has some fantastic facilities and intricate interior décor.
Thour Mountains lie just south of Mecca and it is said that Prophet Muhammad along with Abu Bakr hid here for three days from the Kurdish tribes. This cave is a sign of hope and faith.
This is said to be the place where Prophet Muhammad received his first vision from Angel Jibrail. The cave has a huge significance in Islamic history and it takes 600 steps to each the cave.
This mosque is of great religious significance to all Muslims and it is considered a place for compulsory visit for everyone coming to Mecca. The mosque has got excellent facilities for baths, ablutions and for changing.
This is one grand auction house in Mecca. It has an assorted collection of rings, jewelleries, old currency notes and old coins of the Arabic era. People can actually bid on the displayed items.
This is a huge mall with state of the art modern shops. It has various outlets for world renowned brands and is of convenience for pilgrims as it is situated close to the Masjid al Haram. This mall also contains a fine and excellent classy food court along with a serene prayer area and a fun-filled kid’s play area.
Al Kiswa factory
Kiswa is the cloth that covers the Holy Kabba and kiswa factory is the place where it is made. The factory takes care of the preparation of the Kiswa from dyeing to assembling the Kiswa and it then delivers it to the Chief gatekeeper of the rand Mosque during Haj. The factory is open to visitors from 9am to 12pm on Saturdays Mondays and Wednesdays.
This is the largest mosque in the world surrounded by the most sacred Islamic locations.Kaaba is the centre of the mosque and it also has the Black stone, Al Marwa and the famous Zam Zam Well.
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