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Bahla Fort, Nizwa

Categories: Ruins, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.1/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
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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  • Impressive fort, recently renovated! Good to have a look on the local culture and history. It has opened is doors to the public not long ago, but the schedules of opening are not very clear... 
  • It is really a nice fort surrounded by beautiful nature. We enjoyed visiting this fort and recommend to you as well. 
  • In enjoyed the surrounding area as much as the fort. Wonderfully preserved piece of history. Visit the roof of the mosque next door. 
  • While listed in Nizwa it's around 40km away. I was under the impression that the opening hours were very limited but not so. It's open Saturday-Thursday from 9:30-16:30. It's also really cheap with just a 500bz entry fee. It's very different to Nizwa fort in that the design of the various buildings is very haphazard with staircases to nowhere but I really liked that. It makes for an interesting design and makes for really nice photos. Now I was there around midday in late May so probably somewhere around 42 degrees but that was nobody else there. I have visited a UNESCO site that was so empty. You can't argue with that. 1 criticism is I wish there was more information about the buildings and the history. But absolutely well worth travelling out or doing a day tour.
  • Very nice town .. Very very kind and friendly people .. nice historical places and Bahla fort is very old with lot of nice stories about it .. lovely place ..
  • Very Nice Fort and well maintain by Oman government.
  • It's a lot bigger than it looks from the outside. It's worth the stop!
  • Very beautiful fort, amazing architecture to go through
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