The best of Sur
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.
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 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
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.
Castle in Al Ayjah
After the views, continue to the local castle
In the castle
The castle is one of the smaller ones, but it is still worth a quick tour
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
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
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.
Bay in Al Ayjah
There are also beautiful views from the city bay, including the watchtower where we started the tour
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
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