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Address: Oasis of Bahla, Nizwa, Oman
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This site is currently undergoing repairs. Tours are unavailable at this time.

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Full-Day Tour: Nizwa, Jabreen Castle and Bahla Fort from Muscat
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Full Day Nizwa Tour with Lunch from Muscat

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Heritage at Bahala

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2016
Ganesan K
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Muscat, Oman
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Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 stars 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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars 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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Alberta Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The fort is an impressively large building and you are able to climb around and explore. The only problems are: there are bats in the rooms that are darker and it would have been great to explore but no way with bats flying around; and, secondly there was little to no interpretation of the building / site. If in the... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Interesting oasis town with a large rebuilt fort. Best view over the town with its many trees and over to the fort is from the ridge of a hill just above the river on the west side of town. We did not visit the fort itself, but instead visited the nearby Jabrin Fort.

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Thank weberwest
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

I'm glad we came to the Bahla Fort, it was inexpensive and very impressive. You just walk around and enter different rooms, climb different stairs, seeing all the fort has to offer. Before going I read reviews that this place offers no history lesson, and it's true there is 0 about the fort available but I think it's still very... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

You will see the imposing Bahla fort from the road way before arriving to Bahla. It is definitively worth the stop to explore this fort on route to Nizwa / Jebel Shams.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

You can add this on your trip around the Nizwa region, along with the Jabreen castle. This is supposed to be one of the biggest forts around, and is well preserved. If you are not a history buff, you might want to just take a few pictures from the outside!

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Thank Sunilkn
Muscat Governorate, Oman
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

It is an example for Oman heritage. Love to see all the items inside fort. Minimum entry fee to encourage the visitors.

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Kassel, Hessen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

The fortress is visible from miles. It is a huge complex build on natural sandstone hill. The fort has been restored and gives a good impression on the living situation in the 14th century. There is sensible restoration still ongoing, which can lead to inaccessibility of rooms. You can climb the towers if you are not suffering from acrophobia and... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Interesting castle to roam around freely for a very small entrance fee. We arrived 10 minutes before closing time (4 pm) but were allowed to stay for more than an hour. My kids enjoyed climbing the steps and exploring dozens of hidden towers and chambers. Nothing is cordoned off and everything is accessible. Don't expect a lot of information about... More 

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