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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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peekinto bahla's past !

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 !

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Vishnu N
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Muscat, Oman
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Muscat, Oman
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72 reviews 72 reviews
31 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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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56 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
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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Poznan, Poland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We found it on the was to Misfat al Abryeen. It is a UNESCO Heritage Site. There is a small entrance fee. It is a big fort. Impressing with its interior design. If you are to stop at every corner and check it fully you would need more than an hour to do.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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23 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

If you are a fan of old forts (and all of a sudden I am) this one is beautiful. We visited during the day so I cannot vouch but it must be awesome when lit at night. We walked across the road to roam the souq (it's not really for tourists okay?) and can thoroughly recommend that you do not... More 

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london
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Like a labyrinth. And largely empty of tourists. Beautiful and extensive. Definitely worth visiting.

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Seattle
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This massive, newly restored fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site. While you can quickly walk through and see the highlights in an hour or two, I recommend taking much more time to explore its many hidden spaces, especially if you are interested in architecture or photography. There are many great angles and details to be found if you take... More 

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Shropshire
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22 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We have waited 25 years to get inside this fort - so really, really good to finally make it. We made sure we took our time to have a really good look round and explore the whole place. It's huge and good. Yes, as others have said, there is no explanation, which is a shame, but you are given a... More 

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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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