We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Al-Hijr Archaeological Site (Madain Salih)

Saudi Arabia
Review Highlights
awesome experience

me and my daughter visited this place and it was breathtaking.the whole place was just for us... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2017
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Must-see in KSA

I am an Expat, and currently working in Jeddah. I took the opportunity to rediscover the beauty of... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Read all 17 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent90%
  • Very good5%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“al ula” (5 reviews)
“tombs” (6 reviews)
“nabatean” (6 reviews)
Saudi Arabia
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (17)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 16 reviews

Reviewed 21 November 2017

me and my daughter visited this place and it was breathtaking.the whole place was just for us two.nobody else was there except us and it was for FREE.a whole day is not enough to see all the tombs (around 325 of them).great experience.

Thank baysaudi2002
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I am an Expat, and currently working in Jeddah. I took the opportunity to rediscover the beauty of KSA since I am already here. We went in Madain Salih (UNESCO World Heritage Site) last Ramadan vacation. The place is far from jeddah, we travelled for...More

1  Thank raymundbeltran
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

This museum is a very worth visiting although we have to drive about 3-4 hours from Madinah. The hijaz railway museum was very well preserved, the english translation information boards were everywhere. The view was spectacular and I believe remains as it was hundreds of...More

Thank Indira A
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

My 1st visit to Al Ula city, in the north of Saudi Arabia. Watching the huge graves was shrugging my body . Also the museum of the old train station was great . I suggest this place to whom love historical areas .

1  Thank Ahmad K
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Travelled by 2 AUV from Jeddah for 6.5hrs. Madain Saleh is worth for a visit were all amaze how creative the people in those days You can find accomodations along the road in al ulah at a reasonable price.

Thank Jojie C
Reviewed 19 May 2016

I read it . I liked so much. I will share it with my friends. This information so much good. It is used to share with other guys

Thank vinay551
Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

Most information on this place is out of date. You can just drive up and show ID and go in. You need a car to get there and to explore the site. Try to go in winter as the summer would be punishingly hot and...More

2  Thank stonewithnomoss
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Considering Saudi Arabia lags behind in maintaining historical sights, this one was well maintained and labeled. If you're not a Saudi citizen, you should obtain a permission from the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities. Fax them a letter from your sponsor with the precise...More

3  Thank Omran S
Reviewed 8 March 2015

If you have the chance to travel to Saudi, then Madain Salih, has to be on your list of places to go. Only open to tourism relatively recently, you have the place almost to your self, there are over 100 tombs and you are free...More

1  Thank Linntw
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Seeing the history at this site was truly remarkable! It is a must see for anyone who loves ancient history.

1  Thank Professor J
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Al-Hijr Archaeological Site (Madain Salih) staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines