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Petr Liška
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The most beautiful places in Oman
Inserted: 30.05.2018
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

Oman is full of many beautiful places not only because of the high mountains here – the most photogenic are mountain canyons (wadis) with bathing ponds. Interesting is also coastline, desert or a number of beautifully restored castles. Come and see the most beautiful places in Oman

#1
Wadi Bani Khalid

The most beautiful valley of Oman

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| Altitude: 651 m / 2 136 ft

At the end of a 30-kilometer blind road you will find the beautiful valley of Wadi Bani Khalid. It is famous… continue reading

#2
Nakhal Castle

The most beautiful Oman castle

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| Altitude: 296 m / 971 ft

Nakhal Castle is undoubtedly the most beautiful castle in Oman surrounded by beautiful landscapes. You will… continue reading

#3
Wadi Ash Shab

Beautiful Oman Valley

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| Altitude: 160 m / 525 ft

Wadi Ash Shab is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Oman. Right next to the sea begins a fairy tale… continue reading

#4
Wahiba Sands Desert

The most visited desert in Oman

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| Altitude: 332 m / 1 089 ft

The Wahiba Sands Desert is a very well-available desert with about 100 meters high dunes. The area is about… continue reading

#5
Rustaq Castle

A magnificent castle surrounded by an oasis

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| Altitude: 339 m / 1 112 ft

Rustaq Castle is one of the largest castles in Oman. The Bastion is equipped with many cannons and any… continue reading

#6
Jabrin Castle

Imam´s Castle

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| Altitude: 519 m / 1 703 ft

Jabrin Castle is one of the most important and beautiful castles of Oman. It is also probably the highest one… continue reading

#7
Bahla Castle

Castle in UNESCO

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| Altitude: 566 m / 1 857 ft

Bahla Castle is a huge, vast castle and also the only Omani, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Like the… continue reading

#8
Sharaf al Alamayn pass

Amazing view into the depths

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| Altitude: 2 000 m / 6 562 ft

The Sharaf al Alamayn Pass (2,000m above sea level) is the highest point of the road leading across the main… continue reading

#9
Al Ayjah

A city full of attractions

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| Altitude: 0 m / 0 ft

Al Ayjah now links directly to the larger and more famous Sur. But it's a lot more interesting than its… continue reading

#10
Bandar Khayran

Protected sea area

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| Altitude: 17 m / 56 ft

Bandar Khayran is a protected area of small peninsulas located approximately 40 kilometers east of Muscat.… continue reading

#11
Wadi Dayqah Dam

The most famous Oman Dam

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| Altitude: 125 m / 410 ft

One of the great attractions of Oman is a huge dam in the Wadi Dayqah Valley. Two dams can be seen here, then… continue reading

#12
Wadi Nakhr

Grand Canyon of Oman

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| Altitude: 1 085 m / 3 560 ft

Under the highest mountain of Oman you will find the most amazing canyon of this country – Wadi Nakhr. The… continue reading

#13
Old Muscat

Quiet center of Muscat

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| Altitude: 11 m / 36 ft

Old Muscat is a peaceful center of a large agglomeration. You will find here two Portuguese Fortresses, a… continue reading

#14
Nizwa Castle

One of the most important castles in Oman

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| Altitude: 522 m / 1 713 ft

The fortress of Nizwa is one of the largest and most significant castles of Oman. For this fortress is… continue reading

#15
Wadi Sahtan

Beautiful valley north of Jabal Ash Sham

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| Altitude: 661 m / 2 169 ft

Wadi Sahtan is a vast valley right under the stunning north wall of the highest mountain of Oman – Jabel Ash… continue reading

#16
Wadi Tiwi

The magnificent mountain valley

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| Altitude: 19 m / 62 ft

Through Wadi Tiwi leads a gravel road, so for many travelers it is less interesting than the parallel valley… continue reading

#17
Muttrah

The old shopping center of Muscat

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| Altitude: 7 m / 23 ft

Muttrah is a historic town and former shopping center of Muscat. Up to now, there is a large harbor and a… continue reading

#18
Jalan Bani Bu Ali Castle

A mighty castle above the oasis

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| Altitude: 96 m / 315 ft

At the northern end of the Wahiba Sands desert there is a large oasis of Jalan Bani Bu Ali. To protect this… continue reading

#19
Misfat al Abriyeen

A well-known mountain village

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| Altitude: 936 m / 3 071 ft

Misfat al Abriyeen (940m above sea level) /Misfat al Abriyyin/ is a popular tourist destination in the Hajar… continue reading

#20
Suwadi Beach

Beach surrounded by islands

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| Altitude: 2 m / 7 ft

Suwadi Beach is one of the most beautiful places in the Omani coast. Right across from the main beach there… continue reading

#21
Old Ghul

Interesting ghost town

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| Altitude: 763 m / 2 503 ft

Old Ghul is now a completely abandoned town with ruins of stone houses. It is built at the mouth of the… continue reading

#22
The Necropolis of Al Ayn

Mysterious Necropolis

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| Altitude: 654 m / 2 146 ft

Near the interesting Jabel Misht Mountain there are three necropolis from the time before our date. The best… continue reading

#23
Birkat Al-Mawz Castle

Guard of Wadi al-Muaydin valley

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| Altitude: 575 m / 1 886 ft

The tactically-lying village of Birkat Al-Mawz below the massive Jebel Akhdar at the mouth of Wadi al-Muaydin… continue reading

#24
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

Main Mosque in Oman

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| Altitude: 13 m / 43 ft

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is monumental modern building constructed of marble. Renowned is by a huge… continue reading

#25
As Sunaysilah Castle

Huge castle over Sur town

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| Altitude: 18 m / 59 ft

In the vicinity of Suru are three castles, the most interesting, the largest and highest is called As… continue reading

#26
Royal Opera House Muscat

Main Oman opera

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| Altitude: 7 m / 23 ft

The Royal Opera House in Muscat is one of the most important but modern buildings in Muscat (opened in 2011).… continue reading

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