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

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
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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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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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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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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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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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