If enjoying jaw-dropping mountain sights and a genuine flavor of Omani art & culture is what suits your requirement, then Nizwa must be on top of your travel itinerary. It isn’t the breathtaking mountains that make Nizwa an exceptional experience; it is also the pungent blend of conservativeness with modernity and the charm of exploring a city in transition that offers Nizwa a one-of-a-kind of standing. Even though you can’t absolutely be carefree here, you’re certain to relish the shower of innovation over an extremely conservative & traditional mindset. In this article we will throw a glance at what places or destinations you will come across during your Nizwa Oman sightseeing.
An expedition to Nizwa is absolutely incomplete without a trip to this old yet beautiful fortress. The fort had many fascinating placards explaining how it was safeguarded with booby traps & other devices. Ensure you take your time to check out the inside of the citadel, the prison, magazines and food storage rooms. If touring Nizwa from Muscat, then ensure you depart Muscat early in the morning to enjoy the souk and market, and not to say the fort.
Wadi Ghul- Oman’s Grand Canyon:
The canyon is just beautiful any time of the day. However, early-morning sunrise daybreak is just exceptional and will leave you speechless. The clouds were inside the valley and the colors from the sunrise just infused the mountains. So breathtaking to watch! The view from the top is even more amazing. A bit of uneven terrain when you are close, but it all worth it when you explore the landscape on the way up.
This Souk contains everything and also placed quite conveniently inside the scenic fort structure. In fact, this is the best souk in Oman if you want to shop local produce. The Friday Goat market is a must for the travelers. It is really interesting to see the trades going on. Due to the popularity of this souk now many tour operators have started to offer Nizwa Souq Oman Tour Packages that are tailor-made for the travelers. The best thing about such package is you will be told by the guide what to do and what not to during your shopping.
Al Hoota Cave:
This is one of the most alluring caves in the middle of nowhere. The most fascinating was the underground rock pool with translucent fish, since they never experienced daylight.
Like the Nizwa Fort this citadel has been renovated to an extremely high standard. Given its dimension it’s a must watch. It affords stunning sights over the surrounding wadi and is a photographers delight. You will certainly praise the intelligence of the designer of this fort. With the mixture of clay and hay this fort has been constructed with some real brain-work.
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