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Wadi Ghul- Oman's Grand Canyon

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Address: Nizwa, Oman
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Amazing Place to Visit

Oman just has many nice places to offer. We drove around and took a short stroll around the area. Magnificent!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Oman just has many nice places to offer. We drove around and took a short stroll around the area. Magnificent!

Thank Koelnsperger
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254 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Driving on rough terrain at altitudes as high as 2000 meters for approximately 3 hours. The road can be rough, there are plenty of tight hair-pin turns, steep cliffs no toilet facilities and no guard rails.

Thank RSpicer
Munich, Germany
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

ride to the top and watch the sun go down. amazing spot. in the evening you should bring pullovers ore jackets with u.

Thank Romano C
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view on top is amazing even. A bit of rough road when you're near but it's all worth it when you see the scenery on the way up. Make sure to bring sweater as it's a quite cold especially during winter. The place is good for camping too :-)

Thank Miles S
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing views....absolute must have in the Oman. ...bring plenty of time with you do a hike and camp close to the rim. Unforgettable experience.

Thank Martin F
Columbus, Ohio, United States
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91 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firstly, the canyon is beautiful anytime of day. But, and early-morning sunrise here is just spectacular and will take your breath away. The clouds were inside the canyon and the colors from the sunrise just permeated the mountains. So beautiful!

Thank Jessica M
Beijing, China
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62 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy to get to with just a short bit of unpaved road. You won't need a 4X4. Excellent views of the canyon and the valley in the distance. Very beautiful

Thank VaguelyVagrant
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42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Considering the drive up to the view point I was expecting a little more to be honest. Don't get me wrong the views are very good but I thing "Grand Canyon" is a little ambitious. For the adrenaline junkie in me the drive up is great and the bouncing up to the view point was great fun!

Thank LondonTravelLady
Singapore, Singapore
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260 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

This drive is accessible as a day trip from Nizwa. Easy sealed road to Wadi Ghul, then the steep incline starts. Although it is theoretically doable in a sedan (we saw a Mazda2 and a Toyota corolla at the top), the journey is much more pleasant in a 4WD. There is a lookout at the start of the incline where... More 

Thank Natalie075
Reading, UK
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85 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Definitely worth a visit! Having a decent 4x4 will help as it can be a pretty bumpy ride if you go the whole way.

Thank LWFL

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