Monday, February 2, 2009

My Experience during Hajj Pilgrimage 2008 (11)

Mekkah and Syaukiah/ Ka’kiyah

Mekkah is located in Sirat Mountains of central Saudi Arabia and 45 miles inland from the Red Sea port of Jeddah.

Compared with Madinah, the weather in Mekkah is much hotter. The distance between these two holy cities is about 447 km which takes about eight hours by bus.

A high building in Mekkah

View at Saukiyah/ Ka'kiyah

Our maktab or hotel in Mekkah was located on Syaukiah/ Ka’kiyah. We were not so lucky because the hotel was far from Masjidil Haram. The distance from Masjidil Haram was eight km. We needed bus to get there, while other pilgrims could go on foot.

Maktab and Mosque in Syaukiyah

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