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. 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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  • August 17, 2017
    Nice place to visit to read about Oman history. I was expecting a tour between the frankindence trees with some explanation about how do they collect it and how does it become like this. Take your tim...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    If this is the place I went to close to Al Baleed archeological site, it’s quite good. There are two museums, one maritime and one general with a small amount of Frankincense information sandwiched am...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Great brief visit to the museum. We took the tram around to see the beach and various ruins on the property. Great place to spend 2 hours.  more »
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  • April 18, 2017
    This is a smaller museum, but it is a beautiful place. They have an incredible boat exhibit as well as artifacts from the local region. They also have some impressive Qurans and other written work. The signs are in Arabic and English. It is right next to the Al Baleed Archeological Site, which is really interesting to walk around.
  • April 23, 2017
    Somewhat interesting in Salalah as not much else to see, but would pass on it if it was in any other city.
  • June 22, 2016
    Nice
  • July 12, 2015
    wrong point
  • January 19, 2017
    Olibanum is dull Museum Archaeological Park in Dhofar, Bureau of Cultural Affairs HM consultant of the most important cultural and distinctive forms of evidence museums found in archaeological parks registered on the World Heritage list. Olibanum Museum is on the coastline of Salalah almost five kilometers away from the city center where the Museum is sweeping the Sultanate in different time periods and dots and a chance to learn about the historic heritage and maritime heritage by displaying a set of tombstones and monuments from various provinces of Oman, plus a bunch of pictures and different models for some evidence and archaeological and historical sites. Olibanum Museum offers to visitors and researchers summary of the March of the country and an opportunity to learn about the historical heritage of maritime heritage and long coupled models of archaeological evidence through the ages to the present day through two halls «history Hall, which is a window on the many cultural and archaeological evidence» and contain 6 sections «Oman Oman geography, in ancient times, the land of frankincense, and people of Oman, Omani history features, Oman's Renaissance. It also highlights the most important naval marine Hall event in the history of Oman and Oman's relationship with the sea and sea contribution in the development of trade relations with other States and Omani skill in shipbuilding and contains seven sections are maritime heritage, and sea, build boats and sailing ships, sail, trade, and the reality of a virtual sea, the Renaissance. The first section presents the history Hall «geography of Oman» basic geographical information about Oman through the presentation model to map of Oman and pictures for some regions and cities and environments where Ona this section shows the diversity of terrain and environments in the Sultanate and the importance of the geographical location attracted many population migrations through history how like civilized contact area contributed to the location with other peoples in the drafting of important historical events in the region, and enhance this section of geographical and environmental sense of belonging and cultural visitors alama.
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The main hotels of Salalah sit close to the sea, enjoying extensive views of the coast, private beaches, pools, and fine-dining restaurants. Some particularly luxurious resorts can be found along the coastal roads, with sculpted grounds and onsite malls. Inland, where the real city sits, you'll find some similarly luxurious hotels. However, there's a much greater choice of standard options, with a pool perhaps, a restaurant for sure, and comfortable rooms. Rental apartments along 23rd July Street provide perhaps the best budget-friendly options in town.
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