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Address: Salalah, Oman
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An ancient trade route with remains of the caravan oasis and trading ports....

An ancient trade route with remains of the caravan oasis and trading ports.

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The frankincense trees of Wadi Dawkah

The frankincense trail is located at wadi dawkah, Dhofar on the Incense Road. The site includes frankincense trees, Archeological sites, oasis and many trees. Its an interesting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2016
Purva K
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Irvine, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My guide drove me along parts, perhaps quite a bit of The Frankincense Trail in Oman on my way from Salalah to the Empty Quarter and back. There are a variety of sights to see. I suppose that the highlight that is most apropos to the trail was seeing a grove of Frankincense trees on the plateau high above Salalah.... More 

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Emirate of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just add in the to do list.only frankinsence trees .nothing else in the place.information board is there. Unesco site

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

Seems like so many local people have a picnic with family, and we all just beside the Camel! The grass green for camel feed, and clean air, huge place to point. You must go and see with your offroad car,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

The frankincense trail is located at wadi dawkah, Dhofar on the Incense Road. The site includes frankincense trees, Archeological sites, oasis and many trees. Its an interesting drive. The Frankincense Trail has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

The Frankincense Trail is a site in Dhofar on the Incense Road. The site includes lots of beautiful roads, frankincense trees, Archeological sites, and oasis.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Better to visit this with a guide, even if it is worth visiting if you are on your own. A guide may demonstrate how the frankincense is drawn from the trees.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

you can watch frankincense trees lined up in this area.dont forget to see the oldest tree and largest tree

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Various places to see Frankincense trees - interesting to see how they are tapped. The larger plantations are not especially interesting, better to get close to a single tree

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Montgomery, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

We travelled up into the mountains above Salalah to see what our Guidebook described as a 'Frankincense Park' with three and a half acres and over 2000 frankincense trees, some as old as 200 years. The park was signposted off the main route and we pulled into a smart car park, so we were hopeful. However, it really did turn... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Not much to see. It is just a tree farm and I did not see any sap on the trees. There was an information poster but no one to talk to.

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