The Nakhal Fortress

From Muscat, we drove closer to the mountains, where at Nakhal, a spring and a green oasis with palm trees were protected by a fort. It is located at the foot of the Hajar mountain range, which make an impressive backdrop.

Ain A’Thawwarah – the hot spring behind Nakhal

The gateway and towers seen now were extensions built in 1834 attributed to imam Said bin Sultan. In 1990, it was fully renovated and is great to visit.

Built in the architectural style of the Sultanate of Oman, it is unique in that it was built to fit around an irregularly-shaped rock, with some rock exposures jutting out into the interiors. 

Surrounded by orchads of palm trees

We are now on the road to Nizwa and will try to find a place for the night on the way, not a big problem in Oman.

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