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Why visit Nizwa?
Comprising of mostly desert and limestone, Jebel Akhdaris also called the Green Mountain due to its shrubs and trees that grow because of the 300mm precipitation it receives every year.
One of the most popular tourist places in Oman, Jebel Akhdar is famous for its fruit orchards, date plantations and walnut cultivation has a distinct fragrance of rose water which is distilled to the homes in the villages nearby. Jebel Akhdar is a pleasant trip which rewards all of your senses! Nizwa Fort is Oman’s most visited and most famous monument and fort.
Unlike its counterpart the Bahla Fort, this 17th century fort has not yet been included under UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. What it lacks in prominence, it makes up for in exhibits and study conducted intended to reveal the glorious past of the city. The fort and the information inscribed inside sheds a fascinating detail on the influence and importance of the fort.
On Fridays, there is yet another sight to watch as locals bring their herds of sheep, goats and camels and parade them. The souq nearby also provides an excellent choice from a wide range of souvenirs to choose from. Jabreen Castle is famous for its battlements which is one of the most well-preserved monuments.
The castle was built in the year 1675 by Imam Bil Arab Bin Sultan. In the ancient days, the castle was a centre of learning for various branches like astrology, medicine and Islamic law. The majestic castle has three storeys, two towers and enormous halls and rooms inside, showing the grandeur of the Imams of the time.
Standing at the base of the flagpole at the castle will give visitors a bird’s eye view of the interiors of the castle.