Taif (Ta’if) area is also known as the summer capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A day trip to the country side of Taif if advisable when you are looking to enjoy the fresh highland air. The whole landscape is lifted up approximately 2000 meters above the sea level.
The area boasts many natural parks and agricultural areas.
Wadi Mitna is the huge natural park located on the South of Taif. There is a zoo and spectacular granite rocks scattered amid the trees. The greenery and cooler air promise a welcome change after a busy city.
In Al Shafa Taif you can discover a small village on the Sarawat Mountains. It is known for its agricultural products. The famous fruit gardens of Taif are located in this area. You should definitely taste their grapes, pomegranate, figs, apples, carrots, roses and honey.