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Sightseeing in Muscat - what to see. Complete travel guide

Muscat is one of the most important and oldest cities of the Arabian Peninsula. This is also the capital of Oman. Muscat is located on the coast, which has been an important destination since ancient times. Due to its advantageous geographical position through Muscat were transported exotic materials to the Roman Empire. After the capture of this territory by Portugal in the XVI century Muscat became the raw carrier for this country. Due to such history Muscat has embodied the culture of Arab, Portuguese, and Indo-European peoples. You can see old buildings, mosques, forts, and narrow lanes everywhere in Muscat. They make even greater contrast with buildings of modern times like shopping centers and business areas.
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
Ruwi and Matra are two well-known districts of the capital of Oman. Ruwi is a business capital, and Matra is famous for its ancient buildings, historical monuments, parks, gardens and authentic Arab shops. Amazing mango groves of Muscat are one more sight of this place as they were grown over 200 years ago.
Among other well-known attractions of this place are the Mirani and Jalali forts, which were built by the Portuguese in the XVI century. Karume Park is one of the most wonderful and enchanting parks of Muscat. It was opened in 1993. The territory of the park is notable for numerous waterfalls, lakes and fountains. The main feature of the Riyam park is a statue of a large incense burner in the center of it. Such places as Qaboos Ben Seida Palace, Sultan Qaboos Mosque, and Mattra Faure Fortress are definitely worth your attention. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Local cuisine is rather unique but simple, but this does not make it less tempting. Unique taste and eating qualities of ethnic dishes will get the highest appreciation even from the most … Open
You can have a good time in Muscat. There are many types of recreation here, such as diving, shopping in local bazars, beautiful sandy beaches, and much more.

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Sightseeing in Oman: things to see

Simply no Arabian town can exist without a colorful bazaar. Of course, there is a big bazaar in Muscat as well - it's called Muttrah Souk. The market is conventionally divided into several areas, each of which sells a particular type of a good: incenses, jewelry, silverware, furniture and carpets, clothes, spices, souvenirs and toys. The Al Alam Palace is also worth attention of travelers. The royal palace was built in 1927; currently, the palace is a so-called work office of the sultan - the serving head of the country. Despite the fact that it's prohibited to enter the palace, there are always many people on the square in front of it. Numerous locals and travellers come here to see and take photos of the beautiful building. … Open
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All about Muscat, Oman - sightseeings, attractions, touristic spots, architecture, history, culture and cuisine. Prepare your trip together with OrangeSmile.com - find out the 'must see' things in Muscat, which places to visit, which excursions to take, where the breathtaking views are waiting for you. Planning your trip with this travel guide will help your to get the most out of Muscat in few days.
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