Wadi Bani Khalid, Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate

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#2 of 42 in Wildlife in Oman
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. To visit Wadi Bani Khalid and get the most from your holiday in Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate, create itinerary details personal to you using our Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate vacation planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    all whales have them own charm. its a great landscape, water is inviting for swimming, so be prepared, its great !  more »
  • July 19, 2017
    I prefer wadi shab. Well it's the pools! And you will see at the beginning of the Lake, to make a fish pedicure for free!
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  • July 12, 2017
    The place quaint and easily reached with a short walk is also frequented by locals. Overlooking the large natural swimming pool there is also a self-service unpretentious where have a snack. Pleasant hike.
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Where to stay in Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate

Most visitors looking to stay overnight in Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate do so for the experience of sleeping out in the dunes. The primary place to look for such an experience lies to the south of Bidiyah. Here, you'll find a number of desert campgrounds, with some more budget-friendly camping options sitting alongside groups of large, luxury tents and huts with Jacuzzis, restaurants, and bars. While some accommodations lie in the main urban areas of Ibra and Sur, many travelers to Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate opt to stay in the capital, Muscat, located an hour's drive to the north from Ibra.
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