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Bahla Fort, Nizwa

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World heritage site · Ruin · Historic Site
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Tour the World Heritage Site of Bahla Fort, a vast mud-brick fortress, built during the 13th and 14th centuries. The fort was constructed by the Nabhani dynasty, rulers of the region at the time, but fell into disrepair throughout the ages, until it was recently extensively restored. Admire the towering fort walls, nestled on a sandstone foundation, explore its nooks and crannies, and enjoy the vista of the surroundings from the hilltop castle. Arrange your visit to Bahla Fort and discover more family-friendly attractions in Nizwa using our Nizwa road trip tool.
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  • Among our stops in Oman, my wife and I visited the approximately 500 year old Bahla Fort. This Fort is massive and has all manner of rooms, impressive rampart and a majestic tower. However, as of... 
    Among our stops in Oman, my wife and I visited the approximately 500 year old Bahla Fort. This Fort is massive and has all manner of rooms, impressive rampart and a majestic tower. However, as of...  more »
  • This is a very large fort in the centre of Bahla. There is a nearby car park. Entrance fee 1 Oman Rial. It is large with good views of the area. The rooms that are open are empty and bare 
    This is a very large fort in the centre of Bahla. There is a nearby car park. Entrance fee 1 Oman Rial. It is large with good views of the area. The rooms that are open are empty and bare  more »
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  • Dazzling panoramic views around this wide open fort. We were one of only a few tourists on visiting this fort early in the day on a weekday. The surrounding mountain views are just gorgeous.
  • A UNESCO cultural site, a well preserved location near the ancient capital of Oman. A bit ways from Muscat (around an hour and a half) in combination with Nizwa makes for a nice sightseeing tour.

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