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Review of Nizwa Fort

Nizwa Fort
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

The "Rolls Royce" of fortifications of its time, the Nizwa fort was central to Oman's security for centuries. With a dark and narrow, ziggy-zaggy staircase, unexpected drop pits, followed immediately by ceiling slits from which scalding date syrup could be poured on invaders, one has to salute the architects of this fort. The photo opportunities are fabulous too, with bright blue skies contrasting the ochre of the well-maintained fort, softened by the green oases of date palms below the rugged mountains ... a stunning few hours, albeit HOT, stepping back in time, from their living rooms to the parapets!

Thank Tracy J
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

You'll get an idea how it used to be in Nizwa.
Loved the little Souk.
The area is nice and clean nice view.

Thank Reshmie
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

Nizwa is about 2 hours from Muscat. In the centre of the city, once the old capital, is a tower and fort, surrounded by the souk. The fortified tower gives stunning views over the city, the date trees and distant mountains. The fort has a number of rooms fitted out with rugs, cushions, pots, even books, reflecting its earlier use.
The surrounding souk is smaller than that at Muscat, but has interest, particularly silver items. Looks also for Halwa, a confectionery made from date syrup, which can be tasted for free.
We reached Nizwa with the help of Valentina, from toursbylocals.com, whom we can strongly recommend.

Thank Saley69
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

A 2 hour drive each way from Muscat, a visit to Nizwa Fort, Nizwa souk and Jabreen Castle, together with a decent buffet lunch at Falaj Daris hotel made a good day trip. Personally, I found Jabreen Castle with it's painted celings, carvings, tomb, secret rooms and views the more interesting of the two buildings but both are worth a visit

Thank LDB65
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Reviewed March 20, 2013 via mobile

Very cool & large fort. Plenty to explore and you get some great panoramic shots from the top. I felt like I was in Aladdin. It's an easy two hour drive from Muscat. It's important to note that in Oman their weekend is Thursday & Friday so the fort closes at 11am on Friday's. We arrived just after 11am but they still let us in. The stores inside were closed however but this didn't really bother us as we had the place to ourselves.

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