The Qishla of Asfan

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The Qishla of Asfan

The Qishla of Asfan (Turkish: Asfan Kışlası) is a historical edifice in Asfan Village, 30 km North of both Jeddah and Mecca, Saudi Arabia, built in the eighteenth century -Exact date is disputed- as an outpost of the Ottoman army, Monitoring the road between Mecca and Medina.

The small Fort is equipped with an Ammo storage and ready sites for light Artillery. However, there is no reference that story-tells its rule during the Ottoman-Saudi War between 1803 and 1818.

Qishla(modern Turkish: Kışla) is a Turkish word meaning "barracks".

Ammo Storage
Artillery Sites


Coordinates: 21°29′27″N 39°11′19″E / 21.49083°N 39.18861°E / 21.49083; 39.18861