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Bahla Fort, Nizwa

#3 of 8 in Historic Sites in Ad-Dakhiliyah Governorate
World heritage site · Ruin · Historic Site
Tour the World Heritage Site of Bahla Fort, a vast mud-brick fortress, built during the 13th and 14th centuries. The fort was constructed by the Nabhani dynasty, rulers of the region at the time, but fell into disrepair throughout the ages, until it was recently extensively restored. Admire the towering fort walls, nestled on a sandstone foundation, explore its nooks and crannies, and enjoy the vista of the surroundings from the hilltop castle. Arrange your visit to Bahla Fort and discover more family-friendly attractions in Nizwa using our Nizwa road trip tool.
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  • Well I rated this place average and minimum spend to visit is less than 10 minutes.It is still not as entertaining to visit as other more popular forts such as Nizwa Fort, due to the fact that...  more »
  • The fort is on the Unesco World Heritage List and the 500 Balsa banknote, but hardly visited by tourists. I liked this one more than the crowded and touristic Nizwa fort. Is is really worth stopping.....  more »
  • I would say, this is just an ok fort. Looks pretty nice, but feels like a maze when walking around. No direction signs or explanations anywhere.
  • Big and nice fort - only 0,5 Omr pro person entrance fee. Most rooms are empty and there usually aren't any information about it

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