Wadi Bani Khalid, Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate

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Dip in an emerald green pool amidst limestone cliffs fringed with vegetation at Wadi Bani Khalid, a striking landscape cut into the Al Hajar mountains. Admire waterfalls pouring over boulders, explore caves with strange light, and snap photos of the green and red rocks--the result of copper oxide and iron ore. A scenic hike will take you to natural springs, through plantations and villages. A traditional Omani village en route has all the basic tourist facilities. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Wadi Bani Khalid by using our Sur vacation planning tool .
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  • It took us some driving to find this hidden gem but it was well worth it. It's huge with a cafe and safeguards in the main pool. Now when we say pool we mean naturally formed pools where you get into ...  more »
  • Amongst all the wadis that is unavoidable, you easily bathe in water that goes to the turquoise Emerald. Not very far from the parking lot so it's not a lot of market in the event of hot weather. A beautiful and relaxing landscape. This wadi is laid out, bar, place of Spades picnic etc and avoid the weekend. (Weekend = Friday and Saturday), all Omanis come spend the day with your family. However it is inaccessible to people with disabilities.
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  • Easy walk in to the wadi from the parking lot. You can change in the bathroom but the locals will appreciate it if the walk down to the water is covered up a little. Be respectful of the local conserv...  more »
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  • One of the best tourists location. Small restaurant available Dress changes available. Nice location for kids too. 205 km away from Muscat.
  • Great place. Check out the cave. Pools are good but very deep. Lifeguards are on duty.
  • Very good place to be with family and children in the lap of quite and clean scenic place.
  • It is a nice natural place but it is totally not serviced it does not deserve the long hours driving no services washroom, cafeteria nothing at all. They close the place around 5pm and it is dangerous for kids. I didn't find it safe. It is good for groups of guys in their 20s. Not for family
  • Mesmerizing natural falls, having greenish water look , surrounded by mountains. All things are breathtaking. Superb destination for adventures lover
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