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Nakhal Fort, Al Batinah Governorate

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Historic Site
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, Seeb holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Nakhal Fort and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This is near the hot springs in Oman. An interesting Fort overlooking the Oasis in Oman. Could spend an hour or so. It is about 75 miles west of Muscat Oman. Supposed to have been built over 1500 yrs ...  more »
  • One of the many forts in Oman, which will give you a very good glimpse int he cultural past of oman...  more »
  • Impressive and well restored castle with decorated inventory. From the towers, you have beautiful views of the surrounding area.
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  • Impressive stronghold beautifully located at the Hajar mountain range's foothills. As all similar forts in the region, it looks almost too neat after it underwent extensive renovation works in recent years. Apart from the building itself, there is not much else on display. When there, take the time to continue on the road that leads to the fortress, you will eventually reach a hot spring deeper into the valley.
  • One of the forts of Oman. Situated on the rock near the oasis with palms. Well decorated inside. If you're in this region also it's worth to visit Rustaq fort 50 km to the west.
  • Beautiful fort withdifferent kind of rooms reaching from children's bedrooms to prison cells and store rooms. About an hours drive from Muscat.
  • Well restored, excellent position surrounded by mountains. Wonderful views historical insight. Well worth a visit.
  • Beautiful fort with lots of history. You can explore different kind of rooms reaching from children's bedrooms to prison cells. Wonderful view from the top!