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Nakhal Fort, Al Batinah Governorate
(4.5/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We decided to go to nakhal as we did not have a 4x4 and after reading up on the area, a lot of the places we wanted to see needed a bigger car but the reviews for nakhal said that it was easy accessib...  more »
  • Nakhal fort is located on a small hill. It is one of the most interesting and biggest forts in Oman (and we visited at least 10 of them). Worth visiting! It is in the middle of the village approx. 1 k...  more »
  • You can see from the acres of palms all around why the fort was built - to protect the route into the mountains and the water source. As such, the views from the top, mountains in one direction, the p...  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....