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Kamsa Kamsa Park, Riyadh Saudi Arabia


January 25, 2013, weather was fairly good early morning of Friday. It was a bit cold and with a dash of sunshine, perfect weather so we thought since it is winter time, weather would eventually get colder during the day. My colleagues brought along with them their winter jackets, wore long sleeves and sweatshirts just in case it will get colder. I just wore a blouse, brought with me a sweatshirt, scarf, mittens and bonnet as I unfortunately forgot my winter jacket and my shades tsk tsk tsk. Gosh, why did I not check the weather forecast before leaving the house? The weather went hot and sunny, no trace of winter, ugh!

Kamsa kamsa park from the word Kamsa meaning five because the entrance fee before was Five Riyals per person is now known as Ashra Ashra Park from the word Ashra or ten as the entrance fee is now Ten Riyals is an hour road trip from Al Mather, Riyadh.

We went with a couple colleague who went out for a  picnic with their relatives and friends. In short, Ana and I were just tagged along.

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Let’s see what’s inside the Kamsa kamsa Park. I was only able to tour and took pictures on few sides of the park as I was not feeling well and it was just so hot. There were actually billiard center, basketball court, food stalls and I saw clothes hanging for sale like tiange style. This is one park wherein a woman is not obliged to wear an abaya. You are free to take off the abaya and be yourself but NO sleeveless nor shorts or revealing clothes.

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This is the entrance going to where the hanging bridge is.

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I just love nature photography. All the pictures I took are raw images, not digitally enhanced. It’s just at times I need to adjust the settings now and then because of the natural light.

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Mud water well.

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Mud houses and structures that is middle east.

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I saw our images on the mirror so I took a shot for fun! Have you noticed anything?

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Kamsa kamsa park’s development is still ongoing.

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From afar, I saw two men walking and realized they would eventually pass in the middle of these mud houses.  I visualized a picture, a perfect shot of them in the middle of the two mud houses. I was just glad my mind was still working despite the blazing heat of the sun  and my pounding migraine, with quick eyes and hands to capture this scene. Presto! I got the shot that I wanted. For me, it’s perfect!

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I’m not sure if Ate Pia is doing gangnam style or otso otso! 😉

DSC_0120And finally, after a quite bit of walking here and there, we’re finally here at the hanging bridge.

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I have fear of heights but I want to conquer my fears. I have conquered my fears even before, having tried zipline, crossed several hanging bridges, several tall buildings, roller coaster rides and rode the Flash in HK.

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View from the hanging bridge.

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Lunch time at about 1 p.m.

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After lunch, I took a nap as I cannot control my sleepiness and just not in the mood to roam around for more photography session as it was just sooooooooooooo hot. My lips and eyes were already burning and my exposed arms were getting reddish already, hhmm sunburn?

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I woke up to the loud music of gangnam and the cheers so I peeped out of the van and saw these kids dancing. So cute!

Our group had few games, though I wanted to join, I just opted watch them play and take pictures.

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It is refreshing to go out sometime and see places and people having fun. Just by breathing fresh air is already a breather and takes out stress and home-sickness.

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6 comments on “Kamsa Kamsa Park, Riyadh Saudi Arabia

  1. hi dear,how r u? thanks for giving us information of this park,kindly give me the location where this is located.i wana go there,thank you

  2. Hi

    Can you please a send me location map of ashra ashra picnic spot, or if possible driving direction from Riyadh city. I can call you if you can reply me with your mobile number.

    Farrukh
    0553435295

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