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The land of Hejaz

The Hejaz Railway, built in the early 20th century, was a significant engineering feat that connected Damascus, Syria, to Medina, Saudi Arabia. Its construction was commissioned by the Ottoman Empire to transport pilgrims to the cities of Mecca and Medina. The railway spanned approximately 1,300 kilometers, crossing arid deserts and rugged mountains, bringing economic and political benefits to the region.

The Hejaz Railway’s importance extended beyond transportation as it sparked economic growth, facilitated trade, and aided in the defense of the empire. We invite you to embark on a fascinating journey, retracing the remnants of this historic railway.

Get ready to witness the majestic ruins, marvel at the engineering marvels of the time, and experience the rich cultural heritage of the Arabian Peninsula.

If you are looking for a tailored journey, feel free to contact us.

Read about all you can discover in The Land of Hejaz

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