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Top attractions in Nizwa - The ones to include in your itinerary!

Nizwa is an ancient city located in Oman. This city quite artistically sits on top of a plain that has been characterised with palm plantations and seasonal rivers. Here are some of the top attractions of Nizwa that captures the heart of many.


Nizwa Fort

For the culture bums out there, you will find this quite fascinating indeed. This is one of the most visited places and is a very popular fort and monument. The 17th-century structure has many exhibits to check out that reveals its fascinating history and past.


Jebel Akhdar

This mountain comprises of limestone and desert mostly. But it is also referred to as the Green mountain due to the trees and shrubs that started growing as a result of the 300 mm rainfall it yearly receives. This is one of the most visited tourist spots in this country, and it's quite famous for its orchard, walnut cultivation and date plantations. In the village close by, the world-famous beauty secret, the rose water, is made too. You are going to have a fascinating time out here for sure! If you are looking for an Oman resort close by, you can check out properties like Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, for instance.


Tanuf Ruins

This is a tiny village which is located in the middle of two great cities called the Bahla and Nizwa. The ruins formed here is due to the countries Imamate rebellion that took place in the 1950s. The place is very famous for its ruins and also the local drinking water brand. You can learn about some fascinating details with a quick visit.


Jabreen Castle

This castle is well known for the battlements which are actually its well-kept monument too. This castle was established back in1675 by none other than the famous Imam Bil Arab Bin Sultan. During ancient times, this castle was used as a centre for knowledge and learning for branches like medicine, Islamic law and astrology. This majestic castle is endowed with three stories, massive halls, enormous rooms, and two towers which all show the grandeur of the time.


Nizwa Souq

Who can say no to some traditional local bazaars specialising in Arab handicraft? Here is where you can get yourself souvenirs and gifts to take back home. This Arab market has all the traditional items that you've been looking for. You must not miss out on this opportunity to discover a wide range of incredible collections.


Wadi Ghul

This place is always compared to the Grand Canyon. This canyon is situated in the Hajr Mountains which is world-renowned to have some of the best hiking trails offering scenic views. You can hire a four-wheel-drive or prepared to take the train on foot for an intense exploration session. The sweeping mountain views and the deep gorges are absolutely incredible. And guess what? There are dangerous hiking trails that you can take too if you are up for it! This one is definitely for the adrenaline junkies out there.