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 brought friends there many times. It gives us a view of history and important events especially the frankincense, we all enjoyed.  more »
  • I did not know quite what to expect from this visit but was not disappointed. Would I have felt I’d missed out on something if I had not been? Probably not but that’s not to take away from the fact th...  more »
  • Only Museum in Salalah, there is addition info on the operation of incense, some vestiges of different historical periods. Must-see Museum since Oman is the world's largest producer of incense.
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  • Wonderful archaeological site and museum. Offers guided driven tours as well as boat tours (constantly sold out so go early). Also has nice craft shops. Under development are a seafront pavilion with cafes and restaurants.
  • Museum was really VERY interesting with all the history and nautical devices. The "tour" of the site with the golf-cart was nice because the area is really large - but the stops along the site were very short & the drivers English was really bad so we just got the information from the info panels along the way.
  • 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.
  • Nothing special. the entrance is 2 omani riyal per car for 4 person max. You can visit the museum and the Al baleed archeological remains. Both are Not a big wow.
  • Frankincense the natural treasure of the Sultanate. The uses of Frankincense is immense. The increase in the export of the products.
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