Friday the 13th when we started talking about going on road trip to see the 2015 Guinness World records – The Largest Carpet of Flowers in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia. The Flower festival was opened to the public Feb. 9 ,2015. A week after ,there was no available car to take us all and surprise! the Festival got extended to March 1 , lucky us 🙂 My friend got his new car and off we went ..336 Km from Jeddah to Yanbu – 3 hrs and 12 minutes. And another lucky day for us, we were under the care of a very hospitable friends of friends 🙂 we arrived in Yanbu just in time to have lunch.
Yanbu al Bahr “spring by the sea” is simply called Yanbu, a very clean and well organised road of Al Madinah western province of Saudi Arabia.After lunch, we went around china harbour (I don’t have an idea about the name) why not yanbu harbour?
The 9th Flower Festival in Yanbu started Feb 9 – 24 but extended until March 1. I am not sure what time it opens regular days but every Friday it opens at 4pm, there’s no entrance fee, it is open for the public. Again, there was no brochure and I noticed there was no sign or card names to identify what kind of flowers was planted. However, It is fascinating to note, this is a dessert and to grow flowers like that is really amazing!
World’s largest carpet of flowers – 10712.75 sqm(s) created by Royal Commission landscaping and Irrigation Department, Yanbu Saudi Arabia – officially Amazing!
look at the smiles 🙂
there were also souvenirs for sale ,fresh flowers and plants and a place to buy foods and drinks after a long walk .
A close up look of the flowers 🙂 Enjoy!
A very rewarding day!