Oman is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, it is full of architecture, food, history, and a culture that has been vibrant for thousands of years.
Muscat is the capital city of Oman, and it has much to recommend it to you as a wonderful place to visit.
If you love bartering you have found heaven,
as there are some wonderful things for sale, ranging from ceramics to jewelry
and llama wool pashminas.
Architecture fans will be blown away by the
Sultan Qaboos Mosque.
Food fans are in for a treat, as the capital is reputed to have the freshest seafood in the gulf.
Salalah is the second largest city in Oman,
and the biggest sea port in the Arab peninsula.
It has mountains, greenery, wonderful
waterfalls, and amazing beaches.
Al Mughsail Beach is beautiful – you have
white sands, clear water, and green hills surrounding it.
Like Muscat, Salalah also has a beautiful
Sultan Qaboos Mosque, it has two domes, two minarets, and the interior is
covered with beautiful lamps.
You have a castle, you have caves, you have fountains. It is an absolutely gorgeous area. You will want a Salalah tour package.
Seeb is a coastal fishing city several
kilometers northwest of Muscat.
Seeb has a great Souq, or market, where you
can get local food, or handmade crafts.
It is the site of another beautiful mosque,
with a prayer rug that is comprised of 1,700,000,000 knots which weighs 21
tonnes, and is surrounded by beautiful gardens.
Asseeb beach is stunning, and is open 24 hours
a day, and there is great seafood available.
Speaking of food, you have to try Mushtaq as
If you were ever curious about where Sinbad
came from, this is the place. It has been a port town for a long time, and a
site of copper mining for around 5000 years.
It has great beaches and a lot of sites of
There is a wonderful museum called the Sohar
Fort Museum, which is inside the fort, which was built by the Emirs of Hormuz
in the 13 and 4th centuries.
As with all of the great cities of Oman, there
is a great Souq, where you can get medicine, handicrafts, and antiques.
In the 6th and 7th century Nizwa was the
capital of Oman, and it was the first city to convert to Islam.
It is known for date cultivation, and is an
hour and a half southwest of Muscat.
It is the site of another impressive fort,
this one built by Imam Sultan bin Saif al Ya’rubi. It is known for being one of
Oman’s most visited national monuments.
Nizwa also has one of five aflaj, which are
gravity fed irrigation systems. This is a World Heritage Site that has been in
operation since 2500 BCE.
Oman is a beautiful place that is full of history that reaches back thousands of years. There are amazing beaches, great food, and many great markets for you to shop at. You will love this place. – Travel Feeder
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