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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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  • The fortress Hisn Tamah is a fortress in and is located on the road from Bahla to Nizwa. Even from the outside, she impressed with their enormous size. Inside, she develops a bit of a maze; the discovery is really fun. You should necessarily even looking up rummaging through the rooms – here many bats have found a home :-)
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  • Very beautiful fort with a magnificent view of the high tower... Many secret passages with some bats that sleep during the day. It's fresh in the building, very nice to visit, despite the absence of documents available to... Kids love
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  • The Bahla fort is beautiful! It is a quiet location and has a car park. It cost almost nothing to come in. Watch out for the bats! Because they're in many dark areas, that was in the beginning a little scare because they then on your afvlogen. It is great! Here and there is some explanation, upon entering, you get a ticket and this is also what information. It would be nice if there are also guides, which you can tell about the fort, but who were not there with us.
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  • It is a huge and very beautiful castle in Oman. The fort became an UNESCO Wold Heritage Site in 1987. Beautifully restorated between 1993-1999. Town Bahla is well known for its pottery work.
  • 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..
  • Bahla Fort is massive and was restored very well, however it is empty. As of October 2016, there are no descriptions of anything and it is basically just a big empty fort. You have no idea what the rooms were for or what was in them. In my opinion, Jibreen Castle is much better and only a 10 minute drive from Bahla.
  • 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.
  • Nice fort this fort building before AL aslam