The Heritage Authority announced the registration of the Gulfa Tower as one of the urban heritage sites in Taif. The authority explained that one of the remaining towers of the old Taif wall represents the southwestern corner of the wall.
She pointed out that the old wall of Taif was built in 1204 AH, and it had four gates. They are Shubra Gate, Al-Raya Gate, Al-Hazm Gate, and Ibn Al-Abbas Gate.
The authority posted an identification board at the tower after it registered it among the heritage and urban sites in the governorate.
She indicated that the walls of the tower were built from the bottom using compact and trimmed stones of different sizes, shapes and colors, and then the walls were built with mud and adobe.
It is noteworthy that the historic Taif region witnessed a rehabilitation and development project 8 years ago, which focused on building only three gates, representing the old wall, Bab Al-Raya, Al-Hazm and Ibn Al-Abbas.