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Address: Oasis of Bahla, Nizwa, Oman
Description: This site is currently undergoing repairs. Tours are unavailable at this...
This site is currently undergoing repairs. Tours are unavailable at this time.
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Day Tour to the Enchanting Forts of Nizwa

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

There were three main ideas I came away with from a visit to Bahla Fort: it is very large, it contains a lot of outdoor areas, and it is a haven for lots and lots of bats. This combination led to a unique visit and set Bahla Fort apart from the myriad of other forts available in Oman. We were... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Bahla fort is worth the stop. It is well preserved and it is fascinating to walk around and imagine what it was like back in times. The bats that live here are a great bonus! The only big problem is that there are no information about the fort. Seriously, no information at all. If you need a pamphlet or two... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is a great fort. It is much larger than the Nizwa Fort and takes a bit more time to walk around. There is virtually NO signage, so you have to kind of piece things together. It is clean, well preserved, and easily accessible from Nizwa via car.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Bahla Fort is imposing from the outside and extensive on the inside. Sadly though there is very little information displayed inside giving details of the history or use of the various parts of the restored fort. It's a good place to visit if you enjoy spending time with bats (many of which next in the darker internal areas), but disappointing... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

recently renovated to its glorious past. outer views provide a glimpse into the rich history of omans rich tradition and culture. usually takes half day visit !

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

What a tremendous job has been done in the restoration of Bahla fort. It is possibly the largest in Oman and has an impressive setting in a narrow pass and with lovely views of the surrounding area. The work of restoration is only recently complete and is done to a high standard. The only reason I havent given it 'excellent'... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Huge clay structure the size of European castles in the middle of the desert. Enrance is 500 baisa. It is cool inside despite of the 35C heat and lack of AIRCO due to thick clay walls. Nice view of the surrounding oasis town

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

It picturises real structure of fort . Very magnificient . It is around 20 minutes away from Nizwa fort . It is an UNESCO certified World heritage site . Must visit !

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