Museum of the Frankincense Land, Salalah

(3.6/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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. Use our Salalah vacation trip planner to arrange your visit to Museum of the Frankincense Land and other attractions in Salalah.
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  • A good insight into the history of Oman. Already impressive, as the country has developed in the last 45 years. Learn a bit about the history, not only as a beach.
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  • Very interesting for boat lovers, general overview over Oman. WOMEN do not forget to wear at least knee length things and would advise long sleeve. 
  • The tour is pretty quick and interesting enough. We learn a lot of things. Attention to the weekend hours (15-21 h). The price of tickets is really cheap (2 SEO for 2 people). Average rating because the surroundings are under construction, enough reserved staff (maybe because we were not in a group) and we would have liked the Museum to be more authentic. Good visit :)
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