The Wild Beauty of Oman
Nizwa is the largest city in the Ad Dakhiliyah Region in Oman and was the capital of Oman proper. Nizwa is about 140 km (1.5 hours) from Muscat. The population is estimated at around 700,000 people including the two areas of Burkat Al Mooz and Al Jabel Al Akhdar.
Nizwa is one of the oldest cities in Oman and it was once a center of trade, religion, education and art. Its Jama (grand mosque) was formerly a center for Islamic learning. Nizwa acquired its importance because it has been an important meeting point at the base of the Western Hajar Mountains.
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Nizwa Fort is one of the oldest forts in Oman and lies in A’Dakhiliyah Governorate. It has a unique large round shape. Its height reaches 24 metres, with an outer diameter of 43 metres and an inner diameter of 36 metres.
The Jebel Akhdar, Jabal Akhdar or Al Jabal Al Akhdar is part of the Al Hajar Mountains range in Ad Dakhiliyah Governorate of Oman. It extends about 300 km (186 mi) northwest to southeast, between 50–100 km (31–62 mi) inland from the Gulf of Oman coast, and is one of Oman’s most spectacular areas.
Bahla Fort includes: Bahla Oasis with its traditional souks, old alleys, ancient mosques, and its wall that extends over a distance of approximately 13 kilometres and whose construction dates back to the pre-Islamic era.
The gateway to Al Jabal al Akhdhar (Green Mountain), Birkat Al-Mawz, Al Dakhiliyah Governorate, and one of the biggest wadis in Oman, its water runs all year round. It is home to Al Muayden village. Trekking fans can reach Al Jabal al Akhdhar through this wadi.
Birkat Al Mouz
Birkat Al Mouz is a traditional village in the Nizwa region. Located on the way to Jebel Akhdar, it is an enchanting stop that will transport you back in time. you can find the ruins of the Tribes that lived in those mountains surrounded by plantations.
Wadi Tanuf can be found a short drive from Nizwa, cutting through the distinctive landscape. At the foot of Jabal al Akhdar, the crumbling ruins of Old Tanuf, next to the long and wide wadi of the same name, are difficult to miss.
“AlHoota Cave” lies in the southern part of Al Jabal Al Akhdar (Green Mountain), specifically near Wilayat Al Hamra in Ad A’Dakhiliyah Governorate.
This is the highest peak in the Arabian Peninsula, rising to an altitude of 3,004 metres above sea level, and has a number of versants (slopes) and summits.