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If there is a slice of paradise in Bareq, Saudi Arabia, then it has to be Wadi Al-Bardani. Situated in the Mahayil Asir governorate, visitors will tell you that it is perhaps one of the most beautiful sceneries in the whole Kingdom. "Al-Bardani" translates as "the land of shades," and it's easy to see how it got its name.
At first glance, you'll instantly see what makes Wadi Al-Bardani a desired destination to many. Lush greenery is plenty, with a river flowing between two vibrantly green fields. On the horizon are mountain peaks complementing this picturesque scenery. Whether it is sunrise or sunset, the atmosphere brings Wadi Al-Bardani and its river to life with vibrant colors. Indeed, it's easy to see why visitors love coming to this valley and have chosen it to be among their favorite picnic spots.
The valley is also situated close to the towns of Bin Otyafa and Al-Asrat, and nearby agricultural lands. In fact, shepherds usually lead their herd of sheep into Wadi Al-Bardani to graze, giving visitors a glimpse into a shepherd life.
Indeed, Wadi Al-Bardani is probably one of the Kingdom's best natural landscapes for anyone desiring a getaway with ambience. Whenever you're visiting Bareq with family and friends, looking for an escape from city life, or you just want photographs to impress on social media, you can't go wrong with visiting this breathtaking scenery.
While in Bareq, you can also venture out and explore other breathtaking sites. After all, you will find yourself in one of Saudi Arabia’s most lush regions, as Bareq is located in the Kingdom’s celebrated Asir region, just north of Abha. Check out sights such as Bareq’s stunning mountain, Jabal Atherb, and drive around to explore nearby villages and towns, each offering a myriad of cultural and historical experiences.