Bahla Fort, Nizwa

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Tour the World Heritage Site of Bahla Fort, a vast mud-brick fortress, built during the 13th and 14th centuries. The fort was constructed by the Nabhani dynasty, rulers of the region at the time, but fell into disrepair throughout the ages, until it was recently extensively restored. Admire the towering fort walls, nestled on a sandstone foundation, explore its nooks and crannies, and enjoy the vista of the surroundings from the hilltop castle. Arrange your visit to Bahla Fort and discover more family-friendly attractions in Nizwa using our Nizwa road trip tool .
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  • for 0.5 riads, you can walk into this great citadel and let wander your imagination. 30' to 45'
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  • The site is great, remarkable restoration, the signs does not exist, in short what is lost in this labyrinth. Worth the trip.
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  • Dominating the town of Bahla near the suk the sharp turns safely within half an hour in a maze of paths, stairways and closets sadly empty and of little interest. The cost to entry and medium rials. Beautiful views of the green city that is seen climbing the towers
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  • Like others have mentioned, the fort itself is huge and very impressive. The downside is you have absolutely no clue what it is or why/how it was used. It's completely empty with no signs or any guides as to what you are looking at. We ended up going home and googling it afterwards. It's only 1/2 rial entrance fee which is affordable.
  • Location was beautiful and fort was very well restored. There were zero signs or pamphlets so I had no clue what I was looking at. Every room looked the same and it got old quick. Would be helpful if they labeled things or had some more information about the fort while touring around.
  • Look, the fort is impressive. But there's not a single piece of information about the fort or it's many rooms anywhere to be found. So like... You dont learn anything or gain knowledge about the fort or it's history. Furthermore, there are no artifacts or things to look at. It's literally a fort and that's all. It certainly could be improved with more info or guides to explain things.
  • This is one of UNESCO World heritage sites. Simple and plain Walls not much of an attraction inside. While the whole Fort is a sight of beauty from the outside because of its enormous walls and tower. Every visitor will have to pay 500 baisa as entrance fee.
  • Awosem historic Fort. It is the biggest and the oldest fort in Oman. But there is no information signs or guided.

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