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. Use our Seeb trip itinerary planner to add Nakhal Fort and other attractions to your Seeb vacation plans.
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  • Super advanced with magnificent views open until 16: 00 good with small kids :) take possible before even the hot springs No 4 x 4 needed from 1, 5h motorway in muscat
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  • You can try everything, everywhere going. Unlike Europe or Russia, where everything would be over the fence. Nearby there is an oasis. Liked it very much this pristine place, lack of people. No crowds, just all local
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  • The Nakhl Fort from the 17th century is an impressive fortress, which is perched on a hill. Are the rooms equipped with ornate carvings inside the fortress and it has impressive views of the surrounding landscape, because the Fort is spectacularly located on a rocky outcrop. The origin of this fortress is dynasties in the Yar'ubi and al Bu Said. The clay fortress is surrounded by mountains in the background and palm groves.
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  • A lovely fort to visit with family. Great views. Well maintained, cheap tickets and welcoming staff
  • Visit during weekdays for a less crowded and peaceful picnic, bbq & photogenic mountains. Best time to visit during weekend & national holidays would be morning and evening as there are more people visiting this place. Please keep this area clean and tidy.
  • Absolutely FAB. A must see, also the warm springs close by with feet nibbling fish an added bonus. 100% good.
  • Nicely renovated fortress. Beautiful views and very cheap to enter.
  • Excellent fort in terms of visually impressive and location. Not much information available actually on site.

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The coastal town of Sohar offers the most variety in terms of accommodations in Al Batinah Governorate. Five- and four-star chains, as well as boutique hotels lie within walking distance of the town's scenic beaches and waterfront promenade. You can also find some comfortable mid-range lodgings nearby, while apartments for rent remain a good option for a longer stay.
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