Nakhal Fort, Al Batinah Governorate

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Surrounded by palm trees, Nakhal Fort offers insight into the history of the region and scenic views of the plain and the town. Named after an ancient province, the site dates back to pre-Islamic times, and the 17th-century stronghold was built to protect important trading routes. The gateway and the round towers were added in the mid-19th century, and the area underwent complete renovation in 1990. See traditional furnishings and handicrafts in the rooms, as well as a collection of historical guns at the museum. The indoor seating area at the top--with oriental rugs and colorful cushions lined against the wall--offers a quiet break from the sun. You will need to climb many stairs to tour the fort. Use our Seeb trip itinerary planner to add Nakhal Fort and other attractions to your Seeb vacation plans.
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  • in the wadi, it mixes with the rock of the mountain. very well maintained, beautiful views and especially, especially, at qques km of a splendid wadi in the warm waters. with natural pool. small fish vs make a free pedicure. extraordinary. one of our best moments to the Sultanate of Oman. Go ahead!! a not to miss.
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  • We visited the fort on our way from Muscat to the mountains. The fort is well preserved and weapons are on display and some of the rooms are fitted out with rugs and furniture so you have a feel for w...  more »
  • This imposing Fort is one of the best seen in Oman. Nicely restored and well maintained allows you to imagine how it must be to live here when there were only around Palm trees and in the distance you could see only other defensive constructions.
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  • Brilliant and the Omanis we spoke to on entering the fort were extremely welcoming and very pleasant offering us coffee and dates. It seems to be popular with several coach trips in attendance, some of which were school children. You need to be aware there are lots of steps, so not really suitable for disabled people, but we had a great day out with my daughter and grandson. My grandson loved all the steps. UK vistor.
  • A lovely fort to visit with family. Great views. Well maintained, cheap tickets and welcoming staff
  • Visit during weekdays for a less crowded and peaceful picnic, bbq & photogenic mountains. Best time to visit during weekend & national holidays would be morning and evening as there are more people visiting this place. Please keep this area clean and tidy.
  • Absolutely FAB. A must see, also the warm springs close by with feet nibbling fish an added bonus. 100% good.
  • A good historical fort.. It has 500 Oman Baisa as entry fee... Good view of the Nakhl town from the fort top.

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