Sumhuram Old City, Salalah

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Creating a picturesque scene, the off-white ruins of Sumhuram Old City sit atop a small hill, once enclosed by limestone walls and overlooking the Wadi Darbat River. The city was a major port in its heyday, but was abandoned 500-600 years after its founding in the the first century. Passing through a small gateway into the surprisingly dense city ruins, you’ll come across inscriptions about the city's founding in ancient Arabic, along with what remains of the city's commercial, religious, and residential districts. Visit the nearby museum for information on frankincense and the area's ancient trade routes. With our online itinerary creator, Salalah attractions like Sumhuram Old City can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • A great place Earth on which you easily back can put themselves in the good old days of a commercial node
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  • Easternmost port of the Yemeni Hadramawt Kingdom at the end of the Wadi Derbat, UNESCO World Heritage, almost completely excavated, excavations are still underway. Very nice media installation in the InfoCenter.
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  • Very nicely maintained and a truly beautiful Spot with its view. A waterfall to one side in the distance a beautiful natural harbor and beach were the attractions Significant historically as it was th...  more »

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