Wadi Baish

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Located on the Wadi Baysh, the Baysh Dam is a gravity dam. It is about 35 km (22 mi) northeast of Baysh in the Jizan Region of southwestern Saudi Arabia. It is a valley or ravine, bounded by relatively steep banks, which in the rainy season becomes a watercourse, found primarily in North Africa and the Middle East.

The dam serves a variety of functions, including groundwater recharging, irrigation, and flood control. Between 2003 and 2009, the dam was built. It is the tallest dam in Saudi Arabia at 106 m (348 ft). The Ministry of Water and Electricity is in charge of managing it.

How to explore Wadi Baish?

  • Tall trees at the dam's foot provide shade for you while you explore the area. You might want to lose yourself for hours in awe of the area's extraordinary natural splendor.
  • Since it has rocky terrain, go off-roading in a 4X4 vehicle.
  • Go to the nearby small restaurant with a lovely view of the dam. You can quickly eat breakfast or lunch here. While touring the dam, you can bring packed lunches to enjoy as quick snacks.
  • Enjoy the scenic beauty of the dam where there is barren land.
  • The dam's backside is a great place for hiking because it is surrounded by mountains and has a stream of water that periodically appears and vanishes. Here, you can hike up the hills to explore the vastness of water and the dam sight.
  • Opt for rock climbing. Climbing up, down, or across the mountainous region can give you an adrenaline rush.
  • The wadi's water body creates multiple deep ponds and medium-sized waterfalls that effectively maintain aquatic ecosystems with various fish species. You can therefore engage in leisure fishing.
  • Hear the different species of birds singing, gliding, and flying.
  • Spend time alone and look for the missing links that join the spirit of nature and the human soul by doing yoga there.
  • Follow the green trail for the most breathtaking sightseeing.
  • Go mountain driving in a jeep or SUV in this hilly region.
  • Pack your picnic basket and go for an overnight camping trip.
  • Plan a barbecue evening with friends at the foot of the dam, where open barren land is the safest to stay.
  • Lay the carpets on the grass, mount the grilling stand and start the outdoor cooking while staring at the calm lake waters beneath the dark blue and green mountain ridges.
  • This dam is an amiable site with a fantastic landscape of mountains, trees, and waterbodies perfect for a family-treat nature-communing picnic.
  • imageDuration Required
    4 hours

Address of Wadi Baish

Baish Governorate, north of Jazan region, southwest of Saudi Arabia

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