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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. Use our Nizwa trip builder to visit Bahla Fort on your trip to Nizwa, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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Where to stay in Nizwa

Nizwa has relatively few accommodations to offer its guests, drawn to the historical core of the former capital. The relative lack of tourist infrastructure may well be what's keeping the traditional feel of the city center alive. A couple of standard hotels can be found in the center, and a few more in the towns to the north and south along Highway 21. The capital, Muscat, lies about an hour and a half's drive to the north-east along a good quality highway. Most visitors simply visit Nizwa during a day trip from the capital.
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  • An entrance fee of 500bz/person we paid in the gate. There are lot of rooms to explore. Seems very old, it is believed that its around 800 years old. The construction of this fort before 800 years is ...  more »
  • A lot of homework for this fort to make it better and well prepared as a tourist destination. Front staff, I had a problem in communication even just small explanation or short story about this fort. ...  more »
  • This is oldest fort in Oman- over 800 years old. Restoration is not complete. No labeling or audio so we did not know what rooms were used for. It was big and nice and it helped that we had been to ot...  more »
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  • Nice historic destination. Must visit in Bahla along with poetry factory
  • Bahla is a small old township with lot of historic traditional buildings and a fort.. You can even see a small wall similar to Chinese great wall around Bahla. Bahla fort is one of the main attractions in this place. Bahla Fort, with its walls and towers of mud brick on stone foundations is a UNESCO heritage site which is worth visiting..
  • Majestic, and huge in comparison to the other forts. As usual, the fort has lot of narrow passages, secret chambers and guard posts. Restoration is heavy and it may not be surprising if you find it similar to a Hollywood cinema set. The abandoned village around is also worth visting, though bit ghostly and lonely.
  • a true historic place MUST VISIT if u r neer
  • Amazing well retored structure. Unfortunatelly there are no indications, display, audioguides