Nakhal Fort, Nakhl

4.5
#1 of 14 in Things to do in Al Batinah Governorate
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 Nakhl trip itinerary planner to add Nakhal Fort and other attractions to your Nakhl vacation plans.
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  • This fort was big with lot of rooms. Few artefacts. Some of them had carpets to take a chill from the outside heat. Nice views. Intricate system of corridors, rooms, floors and towers. Lot of stairs t...  more »
  • This fort is closer to Muscat than others so if you have limited time, it is a good option. We went with a guide so it was quite an interesting visit, as we were provided with quite detailed explanati...  more »
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  • The oldest fort of the Sultanate. Majestic entrance with huge walls adds beauty. The nearby water springs of Nakhl adds tourist attractions. The people around are loving nature and very caring. We spent good time at the fort. The scorching heat not experienced inside the cool fort. The beauty of the construction. Amazing one. The people care for their heritage is more convincing. They have respect to the foreigners and welcome us with smiling faces. Beauty with hospitality
  • The fort holds precious weapon and potteries...located on the top of mountain and surrounded by palm trees farms.. u can spend up to 2 excited hours hunting for historical mementos.. 5 minute from famous hot water spring
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