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Tour of Al Ayjah

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Petr Liška
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Tour of Al Ayjah
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Today, the town of Al Ayjah is just a suburb of Sur. Basically, this is the most interesting part of it. Here you will find an old castle and a large lighthouse, lots of watchtowers, which nowadays serve as great views of the surroundings. You can also take a bath here. From the Surah it is connected by a large bridge, which also serves as a nice viewpoint.

Ascent to the lookout tower

It is best to start the tour of Al Ayjah by climbing the watchtower. The obvious route starts from the car park at one of the shops at the southern end of town.

Ascent to the lookout tower
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The famous view of Al Ayjah

After climbing the stairs you will be rewarded with the most beautiful and most famous view in the whole area of Sur. You will have the whole of Al Ayjah in the palm of your hand

The famous view of Al Ayjah
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The bridge connecting Sur and Al Ayjah

The bridge over the bay drastically reduced the time needed to get from Sur to Al Ayjah. It is also for pedestrians, so another attraction to stop

The bridge connecting Sur and Al Ayjah
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Docks in Sur

From the watchtower, you have the famous docks in Sur in the palm of your hand, where the famous classic wooden Omani ships are still being built.

Docks in Sur
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Castle in Al Ayjah

After the views, continue to the local castle

Castle in Al Ayjah
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In the castle

The castle is one of the smaller ones, but it is still worth a quick tour

In the castle
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A herd of goats

Even today, it is not a problem to come across a proper herd of goats in the middle of Omani cities

A herd of goats
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Beach in Al Ayjah

In the north of the town you will also find a bathing beach, but there is a bit of a mess, so the question is whether they will completely entice you

Beach in Al Ayjah
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Lighthouse in Al Ayjah

On the very western outskirts of the town, the entrance to the bay is guarded by a large lighthouse, another of a number of local popular lookout points.

Lighthouse in Al Ayjah
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Bay in Al Ayjah

There are also beautiful views from the city bay, including the watchtower where we started the tour

Bay in Al Ayjah
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Ancient tombs on a ridge

The eastern part of the town is notched by a not very photogenic ridge, but the remains of two old tombs can be seen on it – a possible inspiration for exploration

Ancient tombs on a ridge
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