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Nakhal Fort, Al Batinah Governorate
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Surrounded by palm trees, Nakhal Fort offers insight into the history of the region and scenic views of the plain and the town. Named after an ancient province, the site dates back to pre-Islamic times, and the 17th-century stronghold was built to protect important trading routes. The gateway and the round towers were added in the mid-19th century, and the area underwent complete renovation in 1990. See traditional furnishings and handicrafts in the rooms, as well as a collection of historical guns at the museum. The indoor seating area at the top--with oriental rugs and colorful cushions lined against the wall--offers a quiet break from the sun. You will need to climb many stairs to tour the fort. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Al Batinah Governorate holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Nakhal Fort and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Upon arrival our cruise liner in the city of Muscat, which is the capital of Oman emerged the real question is how to have fun. The capital itself was abandoned on the second day and the first day we decided to rent a car and go somewhere. This is where anyone turned city Nahal. Firstly it is not far from the capital, in the second he meet the needs of the whole family. For me, the old fortress, for mom and daughter bathing in the hot spring. Reached the city without adventure, Oman is running Navigator. Fortress Nahal already visible at the entrance to the city, so it was not found. Tourists virtually no nearby, so from the parking lot went to the fortress. A little help. The name of the fortress is translated as date palm. The first mention refers to 17 century. Built a fortress on a rocky outcrop and has an irregular shape. Two floors were for the rest of the Sultan, both in summer and in winter. In addition, during the struggle with the Portuguese colonizers here was one of the centers of resistance. Buying tickets is the last thing reminds of the fortress museum. Further such sensation, that you got to his home. Walking up the stairs. Everywhere the wall encircling war rifles with the colonizers. First, very timidly, we begin to examine the exhibits and the miracle they don't prekrucheny. Very gently I take vintovochku and imitate yourself. First floor playground is decorated with a large gun. Free kernel you can try to attach the muzzle. Lacking only the podzhigajushhego device, to make the shot. On the first floor ladies room liked. They have chests with clothes of that time. And as you guessed dresses immediately went up. In the reading room you can sit on the carpet and present himself proclaimed King, reading the Quran. As a cherry on the cake for dessert with the towers of the fortress offers stunning views of the mountains and palm trees in an urban oasis.
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  • The Fort at Nakhal is one of the many forts in the Oman and like many of its kind this fort was completely restored. Because the Fort is not too large, find manage yourself well even without a map. The former use of the partially-equipped rooms hint at signs next to the inputs of makes one. From the Fort, one has a magnificent view over the OASIS. The entrance fee is 1/2 Rial per person, as with almost all forts.
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  • It is about an hour and half drive from Muscut. Good for a day visit. The fort is simple with mud and stone construction. If you climb up you will see the palm orchids surrounding it. The hill you see...  more »
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  • Breathtaking back side scenery. Must visit if you are in Oman.
  • Nakhal area An oasis of beauty and nature when it meets the mountains with palm trees and natural fresh water out of the belly of the mountain this in itself beauty natural
  • An old beautiful fort, you can see the old weapons ,jails etc and also you can get a beautiful view of Nakhal village from that fort and a hotwater spring near to it.
  • Very beautiful and scenic. Well preserved. Would be even better if there was more literature about the place.
  • Nice place to hang out .....no guides though not much to understand the heritage....