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Address: Oasis of Bahla, Nizwa, Oman
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Imposing castle that's much better than Nizwa's

A massive castle set imposingly above Bahla, and a wonderful spot for taking pictures. The major let-down is that there isn't a scrap of information about any of it, so you have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A massive castle set imposingly above Bahla, and a wonderful spot for taking pictures. The major let-down is that there isn't a scrap of information about any of it, so you have no idea what the purpose of any room is/ was, which is a wasted opportunity for such an atmospheric castle

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Muscat Governorate, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

After 20 years of restoration, we didnt think it was open yet so when we arrived we were very pleasantly surprised to see it open!! It was near their closing time but we were allowed in, very cheap, and wandered around the fort, all on our own. They have done an amazing restoration job and its worth a vist. The... More 

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Chula Vista, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

As other reviewers have mentioned Bahla Fort is a UNESCO and is located about a 45 minute drive from the Nizwa Fort. Bahla Fort is massive and very impressive. The entrance fee is minimal. There is a parking lot just outside of the entrance. There were very few people there while we were visiting. We loved exploring all of the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Standing gloriously on the hills something worth looking at. It overwhelms you as it stands proud. Humbling to see what life was life before

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

While listed in Nizwa it's around 40km away. I was under the impression that the opening hours were very limited but not so. It's open Saturday-Thursday from 9:30-16:30. It's also really cheap with just a 500bz entry fee. It's very different to Nizwa fort in that the design of the various buildings is very haphazard with staircases to nowhere but... More 

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Dubai, UAE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Really neat old town area just under fort is worth a wander if you like ruins. Some are still inhabited but most are falling down but fun to explore. View from above is fantastic and can see the surrounding city walls around the city. Large section of old ruins and worth a visit.Probably won't be here too much longer I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

First Bahla fort is Not part of Nizwa attraction, and not in Nizwa. The fort is in the center of the town of Bhala, 45km south/west of Nizwa.(1 OMR/person in share taxi) The fort is majestic with imposing walls & tower, larger than Nizwa. There is no furniture or exposition inside, but very interesting rooms, windows, vue ... and good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

Bahla is about 200 kms from Muscat and about 40 kms from Nizwa. Its a UNESCO World Heritage Monument. Bahla fort is built on a small hill. The fort is huge. If not biggest, it must be one of the biggest in Oman. Entrance fee is half rial. Visitors from Muscat can cover Nizwa fort, Jibreen fort and Bahla fort... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We were amazed at the reconstuction and preservation that has been achieved at Bahla Fort. Having visited Bahla many times over the last 20 years and seen the decay of the fort, it was a happy sight to see such a mammoth Fort in it's place. As with Jabrin, it has been sensitively restored and there is so much to... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Loved the restoration job. It's a world heritage site and they have really taken care in the restoration. They now need to back up the site with some reading material and perhaps some furniture pieces in some of the rooms

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