More than 200 years ago, an Imam decided to build a palace on top of a rock for himself, his four wives, and extended family. Today, you can have the pleasure of walking through it and seeing how an Imam lived back then.
The architecture itself is impressive. Built onto an imposing rock outcropping, the palace itself intertwines with nature. Some of the rooms and walkways are actually dug out of the rock, others are built on top of or around it. The roof was used to catch rainwater that flowed into a pool for bathing and washing. Refrigeration was through little windows where the wind would keep items cooler and fresh. Some rooms have nice details like steps that pull out of the wall, stained glass windows, or intricate carvings.
It is a great place to visit and certainly well worth the few dollars entrance fee. You'll pay more in transport to get out there. By the way, on your way out, there is a great viewpoint overlooking the Wadi Dahr valley. You can see the Rock Palace from here in the distance and a few ancient watch towers. Worth the stop on your way.
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