Al Gara Cave Visit

Trip Start Oct 24, 2011
Trip End Jan 17, 2013

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Al Gara Mountan

Flag of Saudi Arabia  , Ash Sharqīyah,
Thursday, January 17, 2013

As what the local Saudi explained, Al-Ahsa is a province and the city within is Hofuf City. So this explanation cleared out my confusion to the place we're heading to.

Al-Gara cave or widely known to expatriates as Judas Cave is situated in a mountain of Qara, a prominent village of less than 30 minutes away from Hofuf.

Our journey started from Jubail on which the GPS map calculated to be 3 hours drive passing Dammam. The wide desert and mountains knocked our finger to click our cameras. Along the way, there are few tents built and camels were wandering around seeking for green desert vegetation.

As we were entering Al-Ahsa, I noticed that the place was a green vast land planted with date palm. No wonder, this place is the producer of the well known fruit "date". Oases is abundant in this place so they have plenty of plants. Besides, NADA Food Company, is also built here.

We directly headed to Qara village to see the cave. The village is on the foot of the mountain.
Al-Gara cave is the famous landmark in the province and said to be cool in the summer and warm during winter. It also aspired to be one of the seven wonders of nature. The place is magnificent and anyone can enter for free.

After caving, we decided to climb up hills to see what the view on the top can offer. Mohammed, one of the local guided me in hopping those dangerous cliffs until we reached a place where I can see the date plantation as a whole. I wished to see the whole province by climbing up more but stepping on slopes were more dangerous.

Anyway, Mohammed and his group came here for breakfast. They brought picnic mat. We disturbed them for he offered himself to guide us.

Al-Gara Cave and mountain is a worth place to visit especially when you are in the Eastern region.

(Photos by: kwentuhero and archieboy)

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archieboy.. on

credit to the photo shooter..

kwentuhero on

done, sorry, I forgot your good name, lol!

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