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Bahla Fort

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Address: Oasis of Bahla, Nizwa 611, Oman
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Second fort for historical day

After we are done with Nizwa Fort, our guide took us to Bahla. This is the biggest fort in Oman. the way and material they used to build is different and very interesting.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Thanchanok A
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Hamburg, Germany
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This fort has been restored and is in very good condition. Admission fee is only 500 Baisa per person. However, apart from one room with some information about the mosque, which is part of this fort, there is no other information to be found. This means going from one empty room to another without knowing what it was used for.... More 

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Paris, France
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A huge fort finely restored using traditional techniques 20 years ago. But not the slightest explanation is given: who build it? why? what was the use of the rooms? A paper leaflet wouldn't be that expensive to provide!

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Thank Gwendal R
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A nice fort which privdes you glimpses into Omans past culture, The fort offers good views and is a good place to visit during the afternoon

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Thank saipai
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After we are done with Nizwa Fort, our guide took us to Bahla. This is the biggest fort in Oman. the way and material they used to build is different and very interesting.

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Thank Thanchanok A
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Heavily restored, good if you have a guide and know the history. Inexpensive entrance fee. Not very crowded.

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Delft, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bahla fort is one of the largest in Oman and probably the most spectacular one. Local people believe that the fort belonged to a witch many years ago, therefore a number of legends involve magic and witchery. Our Omani friend told us that there is also an underground town beneath the fort, which was unfortunately closed. The guards told us... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sadly no audio guide available and none of the rooms is named so the visit lacks soul and atmosphere. It is very big and would be a challenge for the less able. You can combine this with Jabrin as it is en route. Cross over the road from the fort and into the souk which is the first entrance after... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see for anyone travelling through Oman. this is not difficult to get to as it is approximately 2 1/2 hours from Muscat or more precisely it is 45 kms out from Nizwa. UNESCO have done a terrific job restoring this wonderful piece of history. Allow a minimum 1 hour however you could easily spend up to... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do not miss an opportunity to visit Bahla Fort, the only fort listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site of all the Omani forts. It is huge and very imposing. It has been extensively restored, as all Omani forts but this enables you to see the various phases of development and how the fort was designed.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A UNESCO world Heritage site which was open to visitors (Nov 2016). A pretty large fort, entrance 500 baisa and you get a personal handset as a guide....usual thing - go to a location, press number of location on handset and viola...you hear all about the room/area/ lifestyle etc. (We did this by private taxi from Muscat and it worked... More 

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