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Bahla Fort

Address: Oasis of Bahla, Nizwa, Oman
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Ranked #6 of 13 Attractions in Nizwa
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This site is currently undergoing repairs. Tours are unavailable at...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This site is currently undergoing repairs. Tours are unavailable at this time.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Super fort and well maintained with some great views from a the parapets. Great stop off if you are pushed for time but the fort to see is Jibreen castle as I felt it provides more info without the need of a guide.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This fort is spectacular from the outside. Huge and imposing. Inside is just as huge and imposing but there are very few exhibits. As a UNESCO world heritage site, it is certainly worth wandering around. There is just so much more that could be done with it (such as signage and explanatory panels).

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Bonn
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

New renovated fort. You can climb the towers and Walk the battlement. Only Poi in Bahla and Parts of old Town wall.

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Arizona
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The biggest fort and an amazing job of restoration. We understand that there is a lot planned in terms of fitting out the interior. As it is, it is just big. Go to Jibrin if you have to choose one.

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Bolzano, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The fort is a real masterpiece and the restoration has been done in an appropriate way. Easy to understand why it has been included in the World Heritage list. Pay attention to the opening times because on Fridays it may close earlier

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The carpark wasn't well marked,and that turned out to be very representative of the visit! Its a bare building with no real explanations so isn't a great tourist experience. That said, there is no denying that its a pretty castle and you get some nice views over the town backed by mountains.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Nice fort with lot of ancient buildings in nearby locations. The whole area is having some walls which is a smaller version of Great Wall of China! Nice place for the one who likes 'Exploring places'!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

BEautiful, impressive fort totally renovated and flamboyant but unfortunately no explanations, no pieces of furniture, no life in fact..In addition the old village at the bottom of the castle is in the worst state you can imagine... Worth the visist , the best example of Mud Fort I have seen in the region

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We stopped by Bahla fort on the way to Nizwa and Muscat. As it was a UNESCO site, we thought that we should see it. The fort has lots of nooks and crannies to explore, but lacks any printed information. Some of the other visitors came with tour guides, which is probably a good idea to learn more about the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Lovely fort, lots to explore and see, but no idea of what was what due to a lack of guides (printed). One of the best on the region, entrance was free but normally 0.5 OMR. Worth a visit as part of a tour.

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