19 March 2022

Watchtower – Al Uqayr

Whilst birdwatching near Al Uqayr I saw a large watchtower slightly back from the side of the road leading to the Customs House and fort. There are many watchtowers like this scattered throughout the Kingdom but there appear to be less in the Easter Province than elsewhere. They are particularly common in the Asir Mountains. These old structures are always nice to see and help show the history of the area.