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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. Arrange to visit Sumhuram Old City and other attractions in Salalah using our Salalah trip builder.
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  • It was a little confusing to 'enter' the park. You will have to park the car at the front and buy the tickets. Then drive next to the ticket office to show the ticket (these ticket people were grumpy!...  more »
  • The huge fortified settlement, which for centuries was the most important seaport of Hadramaut with connections to the Mediterranean and after India was a long narrow fjord called Khor Rori, which was used in ancient times as a natural harbour, on a hill overlooking the sea. World Heritage, today be unearth the remains for a long time, and tw. repaired. Worth a visit of Salalah out if one is willing to endure the "treeless" fawns.
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  • It is a beautiful waterway, where beautiful buildings which are located near Khor Rori and distance to Salalah, about 40 km and visit nice place nice and fun
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