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Address: Oasis of Bahla, Nizwa 611, Oman
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One of the biggest forts in Oman

Bahla Fort is the biggest fort I have visited in Oman. As you enter the city of Bahla, which is about 190 km from Muscat, you would see it on your left. There is a 500-baisa... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Reza S
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Muscat, Oman
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Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bahla Fort is the biggest fort I have visited in Oman. As you enter the city of Bahla, which is about 190 km from Muscat, you would see it on your left. There is a 500-baisa entrance fee. The fort is pretty big and you can find yourself exploring it for a few hours. One good thing is that on... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This castle is remain so strong although its very old.. Its a remarkable architecture while you are on the main road to bahla.. Very beautiful surroundings as well

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We got here after dark. It was a Saturday, so I don't think it had been open in the day time anyway. Some local kids encouraged us to take a walk around the outside which was nice. We'd actually entered through a back route through the walled village next door. We were in our large four-wheel drive which wasn't the... More 

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Thank Hannah P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

For less than 1 OMR, Bahla fort is a not to be missed experience. It has been lovingly restored and is beautifully maintained. Even better if there was more information available about the history of the fort and what each room was used for. A very interesting visit, nonetheless.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Impressive fort, recently renovated! Good to have a look on the local culture and history. It has opened is doors to the public not long ago, but the schedules of opening are not very clear...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

It is really a nice fort surrounded by beautiful nature. We enjoyed visiting this fort and recommend to you as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

In enjoyed the surrounding area as much as the fort. Wonderfully preserved piece of history. Visit the roof of the mosque next door.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I did take the time to walk around this impressive fort in order to take some photos. It was closed at the time of my visit, so my experience was limited to taking in the impressive ramparts from the outside.

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Thank Eitleoir
Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

Marvellous feed for #heritage interested persons..Surrounding the fort still you can see many old huts made up of mud mortar , and still staying. The fort is majestically built over an elevated topography and looking great...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

The large fort dominates Bahla and is clearly visible from a significant distance away. The whole structure is large, both in area and height. There was very little publicity available, but you can gradually cover all areas. This can be complicated as there are a number of floors and some are partially mezzanine in format. This does add to the... More 

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