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Tour of Birkat Al-Mawz

The city at a tourist crossroads

Petr Liška
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Tour of Birkat Al-Mawz
Inserted: 22.06.2018
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

Birkat Al-Mawz is a small town with several attractions such as a castle, an old clay town or a huge oasis. In addition, it is a starting point for a number of tourist attractions such as the Saiq plateau or Wadi al-Muaydin canyon

Castle in Birkat Al-Mawz

The first attraction of the city that we will visit is a large castle called Bait al Redidah. There is also a large free car park

Castle in Birkat Al-Mawz
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Watchtower

Not far from the castle is a watchtower on a small rocky hill. We climb to it, because we expect a nice view of the surroundings.

Watchtower
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View of the castle from the watchtower

There is a really nice view from the tower, but it's an otherwise strange place, because there are several carcasses of goats

View of the castle from the watchtower
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View of the old town

From the tower you can see our next destination – the old town of clay houses located at the foot of the mountains directly above the oasis

View of the old town
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An oasis in Birkat Al-Mawz

The local oasis is really large and survives thanks to an ingenious irrigation system that draws water from the surrounding mountains.

An oasis in Birkat Al-Mawz
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Early evening in Birkat Al-Mawz

The more modern part of the city is south and west of the oasis and there is probably no reason to explore it any more

Early evening in Birkat Al-Mawz
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Sunset near the castle

At sunset we are just back at the castle, so we can enjoy what it looks like lit up in gold

Sunset near the castle
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Inside the oasis

Several narrow roads lead through the oasis. There are small fields under the palm trees. Pleasant walk

Inside the oasis
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Watchtower over the oasis

It will take us quite a while to find our way from the oasis to another lookout ridge and another watchtower.

Watchtower over the oasis
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In an abandoned city

At dusk we still walk through the abandoned old town. Interesting atmosphere to browse vacant houses with lots of uneven things.

In an abandoned city
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