Picnic is one of the favorite past times of families here in Saudi. No wonder parks are everywhere. Whether it’s a paid park like Salam Park, a public park, a playground, a lawn or just under the shady tree, everyone finds his own way of relaxation. Children get a chance to play on its spacious playgrounds while parents are chit chatting with their friends over a cup of gahwa (Arabic coffee).
The opening of “Landmarks Park” in Exit 9 is the newest addition to the many recreational parks in Riyadh.
Both locals and expats will surely enjoy this park with a twist. This spacious garden park houses several miniatures of some famous landmarks of different countries. Aside from its recreational benefits, children will also love its educational set-up as each landmark is properly labelled.
The weather was fine when we reached the park although the sky is dark. It seems like it will rain. There was also not too much crowd when we went there even though another compound was also having their trip at that time.
As you enter the park, you will be greeted by the tall and proud Eiffel Tower.
On the left side you will see a big, white rock. My friend and I didn’t recognize it until we read the label. The Taj Mahal, Burj Khalifa and the Sydney Opera House are located on the left part of the park.
Taj Mahal is one of my favorite landmarks.
Located on the right side of the park are the famous landmarks of Italy,the Colosseum and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
More landmarks are waiting as you go further into the park.
Of all the miniatures inside the park, The Petra of Jordan is my most favorite. Its design is just fantastic.
On the back side, you will see the famous landmarks of Saudi Arabia. There is also a playground.
It was such a wonderful experience to be surrounded by these well-known architectures from around the world.
Although most of the miniatures were perfectly done, others need a little more improvement.
We would have stayed longer if not for the lightning. Since most of our companions were kids, we decided to go home earlier.
As soon as we entered the bus, the heavy rain poured. Thank God we’re already secured inside the bus.
Ticket Price : SR 10
Location: Eastern Ring Road, immediately before exit 10