Birkat Al Mouz Ruins
Birkat Al Mouz Ruins
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  • cocoanutty
    Scottsdale, Arizona182 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Step back in time
    Step back in time and wander around an ancient village. Let your mind wander and imagine what life was like back then. So inspiring and fun to walk anywhere you wanted, and you'll likely be alone, too! I loved walking in all the caves and imagining what it was like to be a teenager, living in these caves. "Let's go visit that cute girl we saw today that just moved into the cave across from the second waterway!" Truly, such a great place for photos and quiet time. Upon our return home, everyone voted the photos we took here as their favorite photos from our entire Oman trip! A little tricky to find. Our MapQuest kept sending us to a nearby Omani college with a parking lot and some fast food outlets. Keep going further away from Nizwa. It is just a little bit south of the Antique Inn. It is in a forest of palm trees, in a neighborhood and you have to park on a very narrow street. When you find it, you are there instantly. You don't have to do any walking to get to it. Hope you find it. Enjoy your time!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 November 2023
  • Christian M
    Copenhagen, Denmark4,158 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wadi Muaydin - fantastic hike near Birkat al Mouz
    Wadi Muaydin is a deep gorge located a few kilometers further down the main road from Nizwa, past the exit to Birkat al Mouz. There are signs indicating the wadi. You need to drive deep into the gorge, partly on asphalt, and then 5 km on a dirt road before reaching the point where the hike starts. There are no signs here, so you may need to locate it on Google Maps. Reportedly, Wadi Muaydin continues almost endlessly, but we didn't go that far. We walked and scrambled over large stones, balanced on the edge of a water channel, and continued scrambling for about 1.5 hours before deciding to stop. We sat for half an hour on some large stones with our feet dipped in the delightful mountain water, enjoying dates we brought along and drinking bottled water. There were no people, only towering mountains on both sides, the sound of running water, and whistling birds. Perhaps this is what paradise looks like? Bring hiking shoes, water, a sun hat, and plenty of time. The difficulty level is moderate - we hiked in November, and there was quite a bit of water to navigate.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 November 2023
  • WonderfulWorld59
    Lee's Summit, Missouri413 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mud-brick Ruins that Make a Lovely Backdrop when Taking a Photo of Falaj Al Khatmeen, a UNESCO WHS.
    Unfortunately, we saw many abandoned mud-brick buildings within this region of Oman. Thus, while we found the ruins of Birkat Al Mouz photogenic, they were not an unusual or remarkable site. We are hopeful that these buildings will find new life in the near future.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 March 2024
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WonderfulWorld59
Lee's Summit, MO413 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Unfortunately, we saw many abandoned mud-brick buildings within this region of Oman. Thus, while we found the ruins of Birkat Al Mouz photogenic, they were not an unusual or remarkable site. We are hopeful that these buildings will find new life in the near future.
Written 21 March 2024
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Christian M
Copenhagen, Denmark4,158 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Wadi Muaydin is a deep gorge located a few kilometers further down the main road from Nizwa, past the exit to Birkat al Mouz. There are signs indicating the wadi.

You need to drive deep into the gorge, partly on asphalt, and then 5 km on a dirt road before reaching the point where the hike starts. There are no signs here, so you may need to locate it on Google Maps.

Reportedly, Wadi Muaydin continues almost endlessly, but we didn't go that far. We walked and scrambled over large stones, balanced on the edge of a water channel, and continued scrambling for about 1.5 hours before deciding to stop.

We sat for half an hour on some large stones with our feet dipped in the delightful mountain water, enjoying dates we brought along and drinking bottled water. There were no people, only towering mountains on both sides, the sound of running water, and whistling birds. Perhaps this is what paradise looks like?

Bring hiking shoes, water, a sun hat, and plenty of time. The difficulty level is moderate - we hiked in November, and there was quite a bit of water to navigate.
Written 25 November 2023
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Road24233724598
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
Excellent place to see the ruins at birkat al mouz in Oman. Very ancient and good places to stay nearby. Travel should in winter.
Written 17 November 2023
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cocoanutty
Scottsdale, AZ182 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Step back in time and wander around an ancient village. Let your mind wander and imagine what life was like back then.

So inspiring and fun to walk anywhere you wanted, and you'll likely be alone, too!
I loved walking in all the caves and imagining what it was like to be a teenager, living in these caves. "Let's go visit that cute girl we saw today that just moved into the cave across from the second waterway!"

Truly, such a great place for photos and quiet time. Upon our return home, everyone voted the photos we took here as their favorite photos from our entire Oman trip!

A little tricky to find. Our MapQuest kept sending us to a nearby Omani college with a parking lot and some fast food outlets. Keep going further away from Nizwa. It is just a little bit south of the Antique Inn. It is in a forest of palm trees, in a neighborhood and you have to park on a very narrow street. When you find it, you are there instantly. You don't have to do any walking to get to it.

Hope you find it. Enjoy your time!
Written 7 November 2023
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Riya Rathod
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Amazing place you should travel once in life it is amazing specially for couple and also for the family
Written 11 May 2023
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pawel_hbg
Sopot, Poland9,999 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
There are quite many abandoned villages in Oman which now are more ruins. Birkat Al Mouz is one of the most famous villages in ruins.
With the 2 sets of ruins, a large banana farm and the scenic surroundings is one of the most beautiful place in this country. The site is also home to the old Falaj irrigation system listed as UNESCO World heritage. Try to climb to the tower on top of main ruins and you will have spectacular views on ruins and farms.
Written 5 March 2023
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Meshal
Kuwait City, Kuwait956 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
The ruins are located next to Al-Sabah House (can be found on Google maps).
You need to be physically fit if you want to walk in between the ruins other wise you can just walk around at street level.
Street parking is available.
It was a nice to walk around, visit shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes.
Written 25 January 2023
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Andrea E
Musile di Piave, Italy34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
In Birkat there is not much to visit except this small, characteristic and completely abandoned ancient village.

A Birkat non si trova molto da visitare se non questo piccolo, caratteristico e antico villaggio del tutto abbandonato.
Written 21 January 2023
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SarahRuth610
London, UK56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
We stumbled across this ruined village and excellent coffee stop driving from the desert to Nizwa. You can view a date plantation on the main street (park near there) and then follow the signs from the main street to walk down the narrow street with high walls to these ruins and the cafe in a restored house. A picturesque and interesting stop off to break your journey.
Written 11 November 2022
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pizote67
Sondrio, Italy456 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
A quick stop (about half an hour) on our way from Nizwa to Muscat. We had a nice short walk through palm trees garden, learned about falaj (ancient irrigation drain system UNESCO site) and finally stopped at a view point for some great pictures.
Written 25 April 2022
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