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The Frankincense Trail

Address: Salalah, Oman
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Ranked #9 of 11 Attractions in Salalah
Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: An ancient trade route with remains of the caravan oasis and trading ports.
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: An ancient trade route with remains of the caravan oasis and trading ports.
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Milan, Italy
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121 reviews 121 reviews
57 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Like everything else in Salalah, you're on your own in this. Do your reading and enjoy the scenic route. We had a great guide with us (Abu Mussallam, a Dhofari native with good english, tel: +968 9949 3655) who took us to the interesting spots.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is an archaeological site; apparently belongs to B.C era. Worth visiting this place. Frankincense is a perfume which is manufactured from a tree bark. This tree grows well in this part of the world. Therefore it was a major export activity in this region and frankincense was exported to India & China through sea routes from here. There is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We were staying at the Hilton Resort. Through a bit of asking around we found a local guide who took us on a day trip to the eastern side of Salalah. We visited Taqah, Mirbad, Sumharan, etc. Our guide Mohammed was very courteous, pleasant and made us feel very welcome at all times. He drives a Landcruiser SUV and thus... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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28 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Interesting stop on a rocky part close to the main road, to see these trees. Didnt know these were only grown in Oman, Somalia and Yemen. Our guide was good at giving us the full story. We would have loved to go in a place where they would have been more trees but overall good discovery.

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

When you stop at a lonely tree at the side of the road and spend 15 minutes gazing at it whilst the guide goes into a dialogue about the facts, you just know the rest of the tour is going to be uneventful.

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Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

we were a little disappointed to find small shrubs standing instead of a well florished trail ..may be the season of our visit ..but the infrastructure is good ...

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Kuwait
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95 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

It is very interesting to see the ruins and the stunning setting overlooking the sea. You can even smeel the frankicense. We had a very good local taxi driver who took us around and showed us the best sights in salalah . His no is : 00968 99495586 - Said Ali Said

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

In a hurry to tackle the long-drawn-out journey from Salalah to Muscat before nightfall, bad roads and sandstorms my friend and I shot over the mountain leading out of Salalah. In our haste we saw a sign indicating a field of franckincense and had to brake suddenly and make a u-turn. We had been in search of frankincense fields throughout... More 

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