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Address: Salalah, Oman
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An ancient trade route with remains of the caravan oasis and trading ports....

An ancient trade route with remains of the caravan oasis and trading ports.

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Frankincense for Perfumes / Medicinal

Wild Frankincense trees, the ancient incense trade / silk route, UNESCO world heritage archaeologic sites, museums, the great past history of this city Salalah and around is worth... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
SHAILESH KUMAR A
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Sohar, Oman
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Muscat, Oman
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153 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Do not expect much to see. The drive over the mountains is great but the same seen can be found in all area such taqa or Rhaguit. If you are first time in Salalah and bord than you can have a visit for once.

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Sohar, Oman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Wild Frankincense trees, the ancient incense trade / silk route, UNESCO world heritage archaeologic sites, museums, the great past history of this city Salalah and around is worth a visit. Its wonderful to visit this city between July and September. With lush green mountains, coconut and papaya available in abundance....... a must see place in the Arabian Peninsula !!

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Thank SHAILESH KUMAR A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

A very pleasant experience with the mountains all over and frankincense trees. Camels feed on these leaves. One can use frankincense to keep at home for pleasant fragrances in the clothes and as room freshner.

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Thank cooldu
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It's really worth the ride and effort to go inside, i couldnt see it inside because i had my baby and they didnt allow it They have ancient ruins thrown here and there without any explanation of what they r. I liked the outside area where you can walk by the river and take pix with the ducks... that was... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

Salalah is known for its Frankincense trade since the old days. There are measures being taken to safe guard those trees but still it is not up to the mark I felt. You can spot some trees in the trial.

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Thank Suraj P
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We came to this trail and visited and found trees and had a detailed explanation of Frankinsense. Our guide was quite emotional in displaying and depicting the worth and relevance of the history of frankinsense. Yes of benefit and enjoyable in the broader tour .

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Philadelphia, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I guess when you come to Salalah you should see a frankincense tree, but it was a long trip to see very little. The guide explained how they get frankincense from the tree and the process used for the sap to become crystals. Apparently, the best frankincense in the world comes from Salalah. But unless you are visiting many sites... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

not much of a trail more a few acres planted with tended trees. Not exciting. Free toilet Walk around short path and see trees in the distance. Mmmm

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Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

Salalah is the land of Frankincense, so coming here without seeing a plan is unbelivable...saing that out tour was not a proper tour: we drove uphill western to Salalah on a street with a really scenary lendscape; sometimes we also stopped to view the sea down under the cliff, really beautiful...then, when we spot some Frankincense trees our guide stopped,... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Nothing really something and absolutely overpriced. It was a tour organised by Oman Air travel agency. The guide himself was nice and polite, but all together, do not expect much to see.

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