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The Frankincense Trail

Salalah, Oman
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Ranked #6 of 15 attractions in Salalah
Type: Ancient Ruins
Description: An ancient trade route with remains of the caravan oasis and trading ports.
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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23 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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81 helpful votes 81 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

If you can find it...and I think there are a few places, its a fascinating visit, very humbling. Back to nature.

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Nizwa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

I have visited the place, where there are a large number of plants, which when pricked a white liquid like gum will ooze out. This will have a great scent. I happened to touch it and the scent remained for a long time even after washing. The site is now being built, may be after some time the site will... More

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Sohar Oman
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

The drive to the mountain where trees are located, touch, smelling the actual frankincense. Was good to experience this. with a tour guide who could tell you all about these tress.

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London
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7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Enjoyed this. Take a hat tho' as it's very hot our there. Oh, and do buy some frankincense from the Salalah bazaar - it's inexpensive and it really works when you burn it at home. (Just heat it above a tea-light somehow). We were really surprised!

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