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Bahla Fort

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Address: Oasis of Bahla, Nizwa 611, Oman
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This site is currently undergoing repairs. Tours are unavailable at this...

This site is currently undergoing repairs. Tours are unavailable at this time.

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Private Full Day City Tour: Nizwa History and Culture
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Private Inspiring Interior Tour of Nizwa Souq and Fort, Bahla Fort and Jabrin...
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Private Day Trip: Historical Nizwa and Villages from Muscat

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Massive but empty of furnature

This costs basically nothing to get into and is the remains of a massive fort which takes ages to explore because of its size.(1hr min)

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Ross B
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Shenley, United Kingdom
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Shenley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This costs basically nothing to get into and is the remains of a massive fort which takes ages to explore because of its size.(1hr min)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This old fort is really well conserved and maintained. It's really nice and I liked it a lot. The place gives you the idea about the past of this community.

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Thank Matita74
Nizwa, Oman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After long wait. It is finally renovated and ready in Jan 2017. Need at least 2 hours to see the whole fort. All the rooms are empty. hopefully they will soon fill it with something.

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Thank Andrew R
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

... but you're not exactly going to learn anything from a visit. I gave it a nice ranking because it's impressive for its size, it's cheap to get in and if you're in the area, you should be passing it anyway to get to the very attractive Jabrin Castle. However, as others have said there's no information inside and it's... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Clearly people have mostly moved into more comfortable modern houses, but the jumble of half ruined buildings surrounding the UNESCO Wold Heritage listed, and now restored, Bahla Fort

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

The fort was closed when we went (Friday after 11am), so we weren't able to go inside, but it is a much bigger than Nizwa Fort. THe land around it is interesting in that it's a lot of ruins. YOu can walk around as you please! Very cool to see how people once lived in these kinds of "mud" houses.

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Hamburg, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This fort has been restored and is in very good condition. Admission fee is only 500 Baisa per person. However, apart from one room with some information about the mosque, which is part of this fort, there is no other information to be found. This means going from one empty room to another without knowing what it was used for.... More 

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Paris, France
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

A huge fort finely restored using traditional techniques 20 years ago. But not the slightest explanation is given: who build it? why? what was the use of the rooms? A paper leaflet wouldn't be that expensive to provide!

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Thank Gwendal R
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

A nice fort which privdes you glimpses into Omans past culture, The fort offers good views and is a good place to visit during the afternoon

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

After we are done with Nizwa Fort, our guide took us to Bahla. This is the biggest fort in Oman. the way and material they used to build is different and very interesting.

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