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The most beautiful from Oman

Northern Oman

The most beautiful from Oman
Inserted: 17.11.2017
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In October 2017, I traveled around northern Oman for three weeks and in this article I will show you the most beautiful places I managed to visit during that time. You can look forward to mountains, deserts, wadi but also cities or museums.

Royal Opera House

I've never been to an opera in my life, and it hasn't changed in Oman either: D I only looked at it from the outside.

Royal Opera House
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Wooden ceiling in front of the entrance to the opera

I still looked up, otherwise I would not have seen this beauty :)

Wooden ceiling in front of the entrance to the opera
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Wallachian Wallachians
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Wallachian Wallachians

I also found such wallachians in the National Museum.

Al Hazm Castle

They have hundreds of fortresses and castles in Oman. I visited them about 10.

Al Hazm Castle
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Al Hazm Castle

They also had exhibits in this castle, which was not the rule for others.

Al Hazm Castle
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Al Rustaq Fort
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Al Rustaq Fort

I always liked the most in the shadows :)

Al Rustaq Fort

And I always climbed it to the highest point to have the best view of the surroundings.

Al Rustaq Fort
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Nakhal Fort
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Nakhal Fort

Common room in Nakhal Fortress.

Nakhal Fort

Some fortresses have been renovated to such a condition that you will also find air conditioning and electrical outlets in such rooms.

Nakhal Fort
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Misfat al Abriyyin
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Misfat al Abriyyin

A short trek runs along an irrigation system called Falai in Oman.

Misfat al Abriyyin
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Misfat al Abriyyin

And that's how they dried dates there.

Jebel Shams

Al Nakhr Canyon directly below the highest mountain in Oman, Jebel Shams. An unreal place.

Jebel Shams
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Jebel Shams

There is also a hiking trail to the top of the mountain, but there is a military base, so you can't get to the real peak.

Jebel Shams
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Jebel Shams

A substantial part of the route leads directly along the edge of the canyon.

Jebel Shams
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Jebel Shams

Such a view will occur to you when you climb to a height of 2860m. It is directly below the military base but you can continue for another 3 km to the second peak.

Jebel Shams
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Bait Al Safah

The Bait Al Safah Museum in Al Hamra is located in the middle of a 400-year-old abandoned village.

Bait Al Safah
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Al Hamra

Abandoned streets of the old city of Al Hamra.

Al Hamra
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Al Ayn Beehive Tombs

Axle-shaped tombs have stood here since the first Bronze Age, so for almost 5,000 years.

Al Ayn Beehive Tombs
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Al Ayn Beehive Tombs

Today, this place is already on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Al Ayn Beehive Tombs
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Wadi Bani Khalid

One of the most famous wadis in Oman. A short trek up the river will also take you to a cave where it is incredibly warm and humid. Fortunately, you can then take a bath in such a beautiful environment :)

Wadi Bani Khalid
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Wahiba Sands

Driving through the desert is a „must do“. Sunset or sunrise is also worth it :)

Wahiba Sands
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Wahiba Sands

But if you don't have a 4×4 car, then count on a „taxi“ to the camp in the desert costs 20 rials and you will pay at least another 20–25 rials per night in a Bedouin camp.

Wahiba Sands
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Bimmah Sinkhole
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Bimmah Sinkhole

Depression about 600m from the coast of the Arabian Sea near the town of Dibab. One of the most beautiful places where I bathed.

Bimmah Sinkhole

Eager people like me, beware, it doesn't open until 9:00 :)

Bimmah Sinkhole
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Wadi Al Arbeieen
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Wadi Al Arbeieen

It also didn't look bad for swimming here :) But the access road is on a dirt stony road. But no one was there.

Wadi Dayqah Dam

Swimming is prohibited here. The dam retains rainwater from the mountains and is a source of drinking water.

Wadi Dayqah Dam
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Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

The only mosque in Oman open to non-Muslims.

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
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Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
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Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

Under the dome hangs a 14 meter and 8.5 ton chandelier. He used to be the biggest and heaviest in the world, but some sheikh in the Emirates wanted bigger, so he had it built. The same goes for carpets …

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