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Culture of Muscat. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Muscat Muscat features numerous historical and cultural landmarks and sights which will turn the city exploration into an unforgettable experience full of impressions and feelings. The main symbol of the city is the Al Alam Palace. The unique architectural landmark represents an inimitable fusion of ethnic and Indian traditions with the majestic decoration of the construction being next to nothing in the city. The Palace borders on magnificent park open for hiking for travelers.
Muscat boasts various entertainments to meet each taste and fancy of the visitors. Tourists should definitely visit one of the local beaches. Local folks do not feel enthused for beach … Open
Ancient castles and fortresses are among the most significant touristic spots of the city. The ancient Al Jalali Fort and the Al-Mirani Fort are located not far from the Palace. Two upscale buildings are set close to each other. Now they are reequipped into the Historical Museum. After estimating the appearance of the ancient forts the travelers may look inside the forts and walk through their spacious halls. The halls keep the collections of armory and armor suits as well as historical artifacts, reflecting the course of the history of the city.
Tourists travelling with families will love the Children’s Museum. It offers the visitors the achievements of modern science and technology. The visitors may explore the collection of original showpieces and take part in exciting experiments. The city of Muscat is famous for its natural attractions, the most popular of which is the Wadi Shab. An oasis of ultimate beauty embraced with the vast desert attracts many tourists. Copyright
1. Before a journey to the city of Muscat one should thoroughly learn the main rules and regulations of local culture as this will let the tourists escape unwanted misconceptions and … Open
The territory of the wadi features magnificent lakes, palm groves as well as vast meadows. These places will be of perfect heaven sent entertainment and leisure for tourists in the heat of the day. Muscat hosts the largest mosque in the world – the Sultan Qaboos Mosque. The height of its main cupola is 50m. The snow white building of ultimate beauty featuring elegant arches and carved windows looks impressive.
Muscat The mosque features a luxury decoration of its interior. The main adornment of its hall is a handmade rug. Its length is 70m with the width of 60m. The handmade rug is a unique article being the largest in its kind. The sightseeing tour should definitely include a visit to the Muscat watchtower which is placed not far from the city center. It offers a scenic panoramic view over the suburbs; and the landmarks and sights of the city are seen in full view.
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♥   Palace 'Bait al falaj' , 6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Al Alam Palace' , 11.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Muscat and near

Al-Hajjarah Village

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In Yemen, you can visit an isolated Al-Hajjarah Village. Earlier this village was a prosperous town where people mostly worked in a trade industry. The main peculiarity of it is the saved old stone houses that were built on the rocks at the edge of the gulf. Stones for the building were taken from the nearby stone pits. The houses stay close to each other and remind a united inaccessible bastion. … Read further

Iconic cultural sights of Oman

The Museum of the Land of Frankincense is open in the city of Salalah. The museum is open in a relatively not big building with models of various ships. It is also the ruins of a 12th-century port. The unusual museum is dedicated to the history of sailing and frankincense oil trading. Moreover, it is a very interesting place from an ethnographic point of view. There are cane bushes and a big park nearby. In Muhafazat Ash-Sharqiyyah, in the city of Al Kamil Wal Wafi, tourists can visit the Old Castle Museum. This venue exhibits a private collection of various artifacts brought from different parts of the world as well as works of local masters. Vases, paintings, weapons, taxidermied animals, jewelry, décor items, a whole room with porcelain, and many other interesting artifacts wait for guests of this museum who will be able to open with museum like a shell with a pearl inside. … Open
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Muscat

Culture guide to Muscat. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Muscat: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Muscat. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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