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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  • The Nakhl Fort from the 17th century is an impressive fortress, which is perched on a hill. Are the rooms equipped with ornate carvings inside the fortress and it has impressive views of the surrounding landscape, because the Fort is spectacularly located on a rocky outcrop. The origin of this fortress is dynasties in the Yar'ubi and al Bu Said. The clay fortress is surrounded by mountains in the background and palm groves.
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  • A beautiful fortress, all restored and well maintained (even in the bathrooms). From the rooftop you can enjoy fantastic scenery, Palm trees and meticulous order n.
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  • Compared to the forts of Nizwa and Bahla and Jabrin, Nakhal fort is undoubtedly the No. 1 in the region! By its magnitude from the outside and the multitude of passages inside, it has the best quality/price ratio. Pay only 0.5 OMR to visit!
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  • 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.
  • Nakhal fort is one of the most popular and historical place to visit. Exact built date is unknown but many people believes that built 1500 years ago. One of the most unique features of Nakhal Fort is that it does not follow any uniform shape. The shape of the fort instead follows the irregular outline of the massive boulder on which the fort is built. This boulder elevates the fort above ground and gives the fort its magnificence. The lower level of the fort has a mosque, a well, and a date storage room, while the upper level of the fort has the Wali residential quarters with a variety of rooms for the family of the Wali, seasonal reception halls for men and women, and designated rooms for the children of the Wali.
  • Great fort with historical antiques, amazing to see them .. These are tourist attractions hence they must be well maintain ed
  • Impressive and preserved fort in the middle of an oasis. The place and panoramic views are expectacular! Highly recommended to visit.
  • On Saturday 30th of Sept. 2017 . Man dies after falling from mountain in Wadi Mestal in Nakhl

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The coastal town of Sohar offers the most variety in terms of accommodations in Al Batinah Governorate. Five- and four-star chains, as well as boutique hotels lie within walking distance of the town's scenic beaches and waterfront promenade. You can also find some comfortable mid-range lodgings nearby, while apartments for rent remain a good option for a longer stay.
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