Top 5 “Free of Charge” Tourist Attractions for Nature Nature Lovers in Riyadh

The Hiker’s Maxim: “Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time (J.K.).”

We, humans, have an intrinsic emotional need to connect with nature (also known as biophilia) and this has been repeatedly proven through researches or reviews such as “Health benefits of urban vegetation and green space: Research roundup”; “Environmental Benefits of Green Space – Project Evergreen”; “Health benefits of green spaces in the living environment: A systematic review of epidemiological studies”; and so forth. Such that urban planning, which is a relatively new profession by the way, has emerged from concerns for health and well-being through preventing illnesses and diseases that have something to do with substandard sanitation, exposure to different kinds of environmental pollution, and even overcrowding.

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  1. Mabel Kwong says:

    This was a lovely post about greenery in the midst of a busy modern developed place. So true there are benefits of green spaces within cities. As humans, we are part of nature and a part of the ecological system, so it’s natural many of us gravitate towards nature no matter how small that space may be. These five spaces you have presented seem very unique, unique individual qualities that draw in visitors. Interesting to read Al Haeer was originally a school for horse-back riding – wouldn’t have taught horseback riding would be a popular activity over there at a point in time. Wadi Namar does seem like a seize the day moment…but I also think any of the other spaces too because when you’re there, you’re there and why not make the most of it 🙂

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    1. Mabel, so sorry for being inactive on the blogosphere…I’m planning on coming back before the holidays. At least on responding to you and the rest of the concerned. Thank you as always!

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