We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Amazing location

If you happen to driving in the area the Tanuf Ruins are worth a stop to wander around. Really... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
At last Tanuf ruins

Many times just past by on the way from Al Hamra to Nizwa or from Jebel Akhdar to Muscat , Bahja... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2019
Rincon de la Victoria, Spain
via mobile
Read all 121 reviews
All photos (84)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good39%
  • Average29%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“falling apart”(3 reviews)
“ghost town”(3 reviews)
Located near Bahla and Nizwa, the Tanuf Ruins are the remains of Oman's Imamate Rebellion of the 1950s.
Nizwa, Oman
Improve This Listing
Reviews (121)
Filter reviews
66 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews falling apart ghost town birkat al mouz worth a stop day trip old village wadi reminder click falaj oman attack disheartened mud bahla irrigation roads
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 66 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you happen to driving in the area the Tanuf Ruins are worth a stop to wander around. Really interesting and some great photo opportunities.If you have your 4x4 then take an hour to travel up Wadi Tanuf which lies just behind (being careful if...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank KarenH267
Reviewed August 4, 2019

Walked throught the ruins quite fast, as there is no explanations and nothing really to see. A ghost town, consisting of some walls. If you move on to the Wadi just behind, this is a nice place for a little break. Beware, after a certain...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Tornado0963
Reviewed July 22, 2019 via mobile

Many times just past by on the way from Al Hamra to Nizwa or from Jebel Akhdar to Muscat , Bahja visita but never visited the ruins. While after today could say that was a little mistake and should have visited much earlier. Nice old...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank koekw
Reviewed May 2, 2019 via mobile

Take a long walk inside of these ruins of the ghosts city of Tanuf, one of the biggest and beautiful in Oman. Cover your head and shoulders because during the day the sun can really burn. A must see.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank FranciscoSoldano
Reviewed March 20, 2019

Real ruines only. Not worth the traveltime to go there. I still need mor characters to get the review passed, but there is nothing to say.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 429heinzh
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

I'm really pleased we stopped here. We had a hire car and it was easy enough to find. What I particularly liked was that we were the only people there so you really had a chance to explore and get great photos without having to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank GWrench
Reviewed January 14, 2019

Its not that much worth to go an see the ruin. If you are passing through Tanuf, then may have a visit. Only thing is, you may get a picture of how the place was years ago.

Date of experience: December 2018
30  Thank vk_203
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

You can pass it and have a look for a few mins. However, its just ruines without any information or further things to see or experience (maybe the Wadi behind is nice but we haven't checked that). You could stop by when going from Hoota...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Navigator376169
Reviewed November 22, 2018

The ruins give a good impression of what this country must have looked like only a few decades ago. Wadi Tanuf is well worth a visit and a hike, very nice Falaj too.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BiWo G
Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

Tanuf ruins sit between Nizwa and Bahla (roughly). If you are going to Nizwa or Bahla it is worth swinging by Tanuf to see the old village. The village has working underground waterways that are a timely reminder that an advanced irrigation system brought life...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank RicardoBowie
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 13 nearby hotels
Alila Jabal Akhdar
1,806 reviews
7.45 miles away
Nizwa Residence
2 reviews
9.82 miles away
Falaj Daris Hotel
363 reviews
11.54 miles away
Nizwa Hotel Apartments
198 reviews
12.58 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 31 nearby restaurants
Al Maisan at Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort
135 reviews
12.89 miles away
Fawanees Bahla Restaurant
15 reviews
15.15 miles away
Nizwa Fort Coffee Shop
175 reviews
9.16 miles away
Bella Vista at Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort
127 reviews
12.82 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 16 nearby attractions
Snake Gorge
5 reviews
12.15 miles away
Anantara Spa at Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort
26 reviews
12.79 miles away
Desert Camels Adventure Tours
117 reviews
15.30 miles away
Jibreen Castle
453 reviews
16.86 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Tanuf Ruins staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines