The most beautiful places in Oman

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The most beautiful places in Oman
Inserted: 30.05.2018
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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

Wadi Bani Khalid

The most beautiful valley of Oman

| 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

Nakhal Castle

The most beautiful Oman castle

| Altitude: 296 m / 971 ft

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

Wadi Ash Shab

Beautiful Oman Valley

| 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

Wahiba Sands Desert

The most visited desert in Oman

| 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

Rustaq Castle

A magnificent castle surrounded by an oasis

| 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

Jabrin Castle

Imam´s Castle

| 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

Bahla Castle

Castle in UNESCO

| 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

Sharaf al Alamayn pass

Amazing view into the depths

| 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

Al Ayjah

A city full of attractions

| 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

Bandar Khayran

Protected sea area

| Altitude: 17 m / 56 ft

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

Wadi Dayqah Dam

The most famous Oman Dam

| 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

Wadi Nakhr

Grand Canyon of Oman

| 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

Old Muscat

Quiet center of Muscat

| 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

Nizwa Castle

One of the most important castles in Oman

| 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

Wadi Sahtan

Beautiful valley north of Jabal Ash Sham

| 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

Wadi Tiwi

The magnificent mountain valley

| 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


The old shopping center of Muscat

| 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

Jalan Bani Bu Ali Castle

A mighty castle above the oasis

| 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

Misfat al Abriyeen

A well-known mountain village

| 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

Suwadi Beach

Beach surrounded by islands

| 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

Old Ghul

Interesting ghost town

| 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

The Necropolis of Al Ayn

Mysterious Necropolis

| 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

Birkat Al-Mawz Castle

Guard of Wadi al-Muaydin valley

| 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

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

Main Mosque in Oman

| Altitude: 13 m / 43 ft

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

As Sunaysilah Castle

Huge castle over Sur town

| 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

Royal Opera House Muscat

Main Oman opera

| 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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