Pictures: Jacaranda in Full Bloom at Abha, Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia’s city of Abha has been covered in a blanket of purple as its trees bloom, photographs shared online showed.

Jacaranda trees in bloom in Abha, Saudi Arabia. (Asir Municipality, Twitter)

Abha is the capital of Saudi Arabia’s southwestern Asir province and is a popular tourist destination for Saudi Arabians due to its mild climate, stemming from its location in hills 2,270 meters above sea level.

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The city is immersed in vegetation and has a large number of Jacaranda trees known for their distinct purple flowers. This week, the Jacaranda trees bloomed – with Abha residents sharing images of the city covered in purple.

Image credits – @rashud2/Twitter

Abha was named the Capital of Arab Tourism in 2017 by the Arab League’s Arab Tourism Organization.

 

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