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Wadi Ghul- Oman's Grand Canyon

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the valley is very good. THe road in between (around 6 kms) are not paved. If you are self driving, make sure you have experience in riding mountains. Indeed this place is worth a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

the valley is very good. THe road in between (around 6 kms) are not paved. If you are self driving, make sure you have experience in riding mountains. Indeed this place is worth a visit.

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Mysore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Spectacular view when you reach the top and worth a visit as it is a heritage site of the culture of the people. The road is nice but a few hudles here and there but a good spot to visit.

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Annecy, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It's hardly the Grand Canyon but it is beautiful in its own right and well worth a visit. It'd be fun in a heavy rain storm !

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

What amazingly spectacular scenery. We stopped the first day and looked around on top and awed at the size and shape of the canyon. We camped that night about 10 minutes away so the next day we could hike down to the bottom. The walk was amazing and at times extremely challenging for someone who does not like heights, but... More 

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Larnaka City, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Well worth the tortuous drive up there. Very windy and dusty when we were there. Whilst the dust in the air detracts from the photos, Photoshop can take care of most of it.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This is an intense off roading adventure which if handled correctly can be the drive of the lifetime. The views are incredible and most of the road snakes, dips, and goes up and down. Its predominately unpaved and you need to be careful of where your tires are going to hit when your making turns at high speeds. I was... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

If you have time when in Nizwa, it is worth a drive up to Jebel Shams to marvel at the unique landscape. With the exception of about 7 - 8 miles, the road is in good condition and contrary to reports about dangerous drivers in Oman, we encountered no problems (as in the rest of Oman). The landscape from Nizwa... More 

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Algiers, Alger, Algeria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Historical vally reflects an essential part of the history of the population of Nizwa, Bahla area and around the archaeological heritage of Oman and the inherent

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This path is pretty challenging, but the views (and photo ops) are spectacular and the remains of the village at the head of the canyon really interesting. The path is very clear and well-maintained, but is some spots involves some pretty steep scrambles over boulders.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Absolutely amazing. And beautifully preserved, with rest stops made from local materials. Great hiking. Great birds.

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