Museum of the Frankincense Land, Salalah

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Stroll through Museum of the Frankincense Land, a museum that documents the once illustrious maritime strength of the nation, and in particular the sea port of Zafar, which was supported by the spice trade. The well-organized display, featuring adequately labelled exhibitions, describes the downfall of the port. Kilometers of landscaped paths along the coast feature reed beds and frolicking geese, along with an archaeological site featuring ruins of the port's past. Children under the age of six cannot enter the museum halls. Plan my trip to Salalah with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • We really enjoyed our visit to this museum - it was very interesting and also peaceful. We had a nice drink in the open cafe, bought some frankincense oil and then went on a buggy tour round the archa...  more »
  • Museum of the frankincense land is a highly interesting Museum of the history of Oman and frankincense trade the best with a guide visit.
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  • The interesting incense Museum consists of a Department with ship models, excavations and a representation of the merits of Sultan Qaboos, who governed the country since 1970 ("Renaissance").
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  • I am bit confused after visiting the Museum. The name suggests that it should be a museum also highlighting the Frankincense information also. (according to me) This is a Museum displaying historical artifact found in Oman focusing more on the sailor history of Oman. Nice collection. They also have a guided tour around historical site spread besides the Museum. Good place. Following are the drawbacks- 1. There are no guided tours in Museum. On one available to provide any information also. 2. The guided tour of historical site is only with Arabic security personnel. Who cant explain anything in English at all. 3. Bad system of ticketing and queuing for guided tour.
  • The Land of Frankincense Museum is considered one of the most prominent historical museums in Oman because it includes historical and cultural features from different eras. The museum is located in Dhofar Governoratein the heart of a historic site that was registered in UNESCO World Heritage List in 2000 as an archaeological and tourism park after consultation with the international organisation. UNESCO chose the Al Baleed site, considered by archaeologists as the most important remnants of an Islamic ancient city on the Arabian Sea coast, as being part of the historic home of the frankincense tree the Sultanate of Oman is renowned for, especially since frankincense was the most important Omani export in ancient times. The museum is located in Al Baleed. It is divided into two main halls: the Hall of History which branches into 6 sections, and the Marine Hall which is divided into 7 sections.
  • The museum it self is kind of small, the objects viewed are nice, but photographs are prohibited inside the museum, also there was a ride around with a golf cart but unfortunately I was there by 1pm and it starts by 3pm!!
  • Worth visiting.....age old heritage
  • Good for history seekers...
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