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Nakhal Fort, Al Batinah Governorate

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • It's a very nice resort located in Nakhal. I suggest you to visit this fort when you come to Muscat. 
  • This extensive fort affords one an opportunity to explore a traditional Omani fort with access to its towers that provide some amazing views of the surrounding countryside. It is in pretty nice condit...  read more »
  • The Fort was completely renovated, very nice to visit, but recommend it with a guide to better understand all the tricks and pitfalls that were present in this strong, resourceful.
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  • Very beautiful and scenic. Well preserved. Would be even better if there was more literature about the place.
  • I love the hot spring.Favourite place in oman love it
  • There is a museum inside. It can be a nice day trip from Muscat.
  • One of the oldest and most beautiful ancient castles, which is due to build more than a thousand years ago and is a very geometric and architectural masterpiece in beauty advise visited frequently. alkindi
  • Nice historical site must be visited