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Must-visit Tourist Destinations in Oman – Explore Heritage, Culture, and Nature

Oman is a great place to visit. The nation is a treasure trove of experiences. Explore the culture, traditions, heritage, and architectural marvels of Oman on your travels there. Here is a list of must-visit tourist destinations in Oman to fill your holiday with memorable treats!

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The Best Bazaar in Muscat

When visiting Muscat, the capital of Oman, you cannot miss a chance to explore the Muttrah Souq. It is a traditional type market located on the popular Muttrah Corniche. There you can explore the little shops and discover many a treasure. Lovely souvenirs, gold and silver jewellery, vibrant fabrics, and even traditional attire are up for sale here. Oh, and don't forget the cameras – the place is perfect for those Instagram-worthy snapshots.

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Explore the Grand Mosque

The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is located in the Bawshar neighbourhood of Muscat. Built in 2001, this is the nation's most impressive and popular mosque. It is made up of minarets, decorated walls, a large crystal chandelier, elaborate interiors, and a huge golden dome visible across the square.

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The Fabulous Coastal City of Salalah

Salalah is a must-visit city when you are touring Oman. This place is tipped to be amongst the best Oman attractions and is a gorgeous paradise at which you will feel like spending a few days. Located on Oman's south coast, Salalah is noted for its stunning environments, beaches framed by tall cliffs, and crystal-clear waters. If you book accommodation at Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara or similar resorts, you can easily plan excursions to the Al Baleed Archaeological Park and also visit the Museum of the Land of Frankincense. Salalah is a popular tourist destination owing to its proximity to many of Oman's top attractions such as the Wadi Darbat. You can also plan with your Oman hotel in Salalah to take on a full day Jebel Safari to explore Taqah and its traditional fisher communities, the tomb of Bin Ali Wonder, and the Sumhuram ruins at Wadi Darbat. Visit the Al Hasan Souq in the Salalah town centre, sail across the ocean, explore rustic beaches, and simply rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul.

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The Jebel Akhdar – Green Mountain

Belonging to the Al Hajar Mountain range, the Green Mountain or Jebel Akhdar is great for a day out in the throes of nature. Plan a hiking trail and explore the rustic mountain paths and later pay a visit to the charming farming villages scattered across the area. You may want to visit the weekend markets too for a taste of how local trade takes place.

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Explore Oman's Forts and Castles

There is no better place to learn more about Oman's proud and opulent heritage than the castles and forts spread across its vast, scenic landscapes. While there are many fortifications to explore in Oman, the most popular are Nizwa Fort, Nakhal Fort, Jibreen Castle, Al Rustaq Fort, Al Hazm Fort, and others, which are all perfect examples of the nation's rich heritage.