The most beautiful places in Oman

The most beautiful places in Oman

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Wadi Bani Khalid
22.619, 59.093
651 m / 2 136 ft

#1 Wadi Bani Khalid

The most beautiful valley of Oman

At the end of a 30-kilometer blind road you will find the beautiful valley of Wadi Bani Khalid. It is famous for its picturesque bathing ponds, but you can also walk through the gorge, visit the caves or climb the adjacent peaks.

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Nakhal Castle
23.395, 57.829
296 m / 971 ft

#2 Nakhal Castle

The most beautiful Oman castle

Nakhal Castle is undoubtedly the most beautiful castle in Oman surrounded by beautiful landscapes. You will find here several historic rooms. The best time to visit is the late afternoon when it is beautifully lit by the sun.

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Wadi Ash Shab
22.828, 59.225
160 m / 525 ft

#3 Wadi Ash Shab

Beautiful Oman Valley

Wadi Ash Shab is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Oman. Right next to the sea begins a fairy tale canyon in which you will find swimming pools with a waterfall. You can continue for a long time with a gorge and enjoy the beautiful countryside here

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Wahiba Sands Desert
22.39, 58.798
332 m / 1 089 ft

#4 Wahiba Sands Desert

The most visited desert in Oman

The Wahiba Sands Desert is a very well-available desert with about 100 meters high dunes. The area is about 180x80km. The surrounding oasis has developed tourism, and almost every local will offer you a night in the Bedouin camp or at least a dune ride.

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Rustaq Castle
23.392, 57.426
339 m / 1 112 ft

#5 Rustaq Castle

A magnificent castle surrounded by an oasis

Rustaq Castle is one of the largest castles in Oman. The Bastion is equipped with many cannons and any potential enemy would do much damage. The castle has beautiful views of the surrounding oases and mountains

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Jabrin Castle
22.915, 57.249
519 m / 1 703 ft

#6 Jabrin Castle

Imam´s Castle

Jabrin Castle is one of the most important and beautiful castles of Oman. It is also probably the highest one. The most famous castle owner was Imam Bil'arab bin Sultan, who is also buried here. The castle is set on deserted plain surrounded by artificially planted palm trees

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Bahla Castle
22.965, 57.301
566 m / 1 857 ft

#7 Bahla Castle

Castle in UNESCO

Bahla Castle is a huge, vast castle and also the only Omani, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Like the other Omanian castles it is beautifully restored. From Bahla Castle are beautiful views of the surrounding oasis

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23.167, 57.415
2 000 m / 6 562 ft

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Al Ayjah
22.566, 59.542
0 m / 0 ft

#9 Al Ayjah

A city full of attractions

Al Ayjah now links directly to the larger and more famous Sur. But it's a lot more interesting than its bigger neighbor. You will find here many guard towers serving nowadays as great prospects, a castle and a lighthouse

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Bandar Khayran
23.515, 58.744
17 m / 56 ft

#10 Bandar Khayran

Protected sea area

Bandar Khayran is a protected area of small peninsulas located approximately 40 kilometers east of Muscat. You will find here beautiful beaches, usually available only by foot or boat. Tourists mostly travel here within organized boat trips. Swimming here is pleasant, without waves

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Wadi Dayqah Dam
23.082, 58.849
125 m / 410 ft

#11 Wadi Dayqah Dam

The most famous Oman Dam

One of the great attractions of Oman is a huge dam in the Wadi Dayqah Valley. Two dams can be seen here, then many prospects and a nice park, where local people relax and make barbecue

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Old Muscat
23.616, 58.595
11 m / 36 ft

#12 Old Muscat

Quiet center of Muscat

Old Muscat is a peaceful center of a large agglomeration. You will find here two Portuguese Fortresses, a Sultan's Palace, a historic mosque and many other sights

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Nizwa Castle
22.933, 57.53
522 m / 1 713 ft

#13 Nizwa Castle

One of the most important castles in Oman

The fortress of Nizwa is one of the largest and most significant castles of Oman. For this fortress is typical of a huge bastion. Cultural events are often held here, so it is possible to get acquainted with the history of Oman

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22.822, 59.258
19 m / 62 ft

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Muttrah
23.621, 58.563
7 m / 23 ft

#15 Muttrah

The old shopping center of Muscat

Muttrah is a historic town and former shopping center of Muscat. Up to now, there is a large harbor and a famous market (souq) and, of course, a great fortress. The famous Corniche promenade leads to the old Muscat administrative center

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Jalan Bani Bu Ali Castle
22.015, 59.321
96 m / 315 ft

#16 Jalan Bani Bu Ali Castle

A mighty castle above the oasis

At the northern end of the Wahiba Sands desert there is a large oasis of Jalan Bani Bu Ali. To protect this oasis was built a mighty castle from which is a beautiful view of the palm trees. There are also several rooms equipped with historical exhibits.

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Misfat al Abriyeen
23.141, 57.312
936 m / 3 071 ft

#17 Misfat al Abriyeen

A well-known mountain village

Misfat al Abriyeen (940m above sea level) /Misfat al Abriyyin/ is a popular tourist destination in the Hajar Mountains. It is still a lively historic village from where you can go along the fajal irrigation canals to the short trek through the valley.

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Suwadi Beach
23.782, 57.791
2 m / 7 ft

#18 Suwadi Beach

Beach surrounded by islands

Suwadi Beach is one of the most beautiful places in the Omani coast. Right across from the main beach there are several islands where local people can take you by the boat.

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23.205, 57.213
1 085 m / 3 560 ft

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Old Ghul
23.151, 57.206
763 m / 2 503 ft

#20 Old Ghul

Interesting ghost town

Old Ghul is now a completely abandoned town with ruins of stone houses. It is built at the mouth of the famous canyon of Wadi Nachr - oman Grand Canyon. You will find here an interesting atmosphere and nice views of the surrounding mountains

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The Necropolis of Al Ayn
23.216, 56.962
654 m / 2 146 ft

#21 The Necropolis of Al Ayn

Mysterious Necropolis

Near the interesting Jabel Misht Mountain there are three necropolis from the time before our date. The best of them is Al Ayn. At the same time, it is also the most photogenic place. Tombs rises in an interesting mountain landscape

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Birkat Al-Mawz Castle
22.925, 57.666
575 m / 1 886 ft

#22 Birkat Al-Mawz Castle

Guard of Wadi al-Muaydin valley

The tactically-lying village of Birkat Al-Mawz below the massive Jebel Akhdar at the mouth of Wadi al-Muaydin is a large castle Bait al Redidah. Has a double fortified. There is still a huge citadel behind the wall of the fortification

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Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
23.584, 58.389
13 m / 43 ft

#23 Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

Main Mosque in Oman

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is monumental modern building constructed of marble. Renowned is by a huge chandelier and Persian carpet. Thanks to the massive irrigation, its surroundings are green, strongly contrasting with the otherwise arid landscape. It is the only mosque in Oman accessible to non-Muslims.

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As Sunaysilah Castle
22.579, 59.504
18 m / 59 ft

#24 As Sunaysilah Castle

Huge castle over Sur town

In the vicinity of Suru are three castles, the most interesting, the largest and highest is called As Sunaysilah. There is a large visitor center in the vicinity. As a bonus, it also has a beautiful view of Sur

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Royal Opera House Muscat
23.614, 58.469
7 m / 23 ft

#25 Royal Opera House Muscat

Main Oman opera

The Royal Opera House in Muscat is one of the most important but modern buildings in Muscat (opened in 2011). The spectacular snow-white building reminds a little of the imposing mausoleum. The complex also has a restaurant and shopping center

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