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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
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
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.

A unique architectural monument is the Al Alam Palace. Despite the fact that it was built in compliance with all national traditions, the palace looks incredibly impressive and original. This palace was built relatively recently, in 1972. It was erected as a ceremonial palace for the Sultan. Tourists are not allowed to enter the palace, but everyone can look at it. A beautiful playground with a garden was built around the palace. Here, there is a direct descent to the sea.
The city has many beautiful mosques. An interesting monument is the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. It was built in 1992, but the mosque looks much more impressive than other modern monuments. The main building material for the construction of the mosque was sandstone. A unique decoration of the interior of the mosque is considered to be the unique Persian carpet which was made by hand, and weighs more than 20 tons. This mosque is very large. It can accommodate up to 20,000 believers at a time.
There are numerous intriguing amusements in Muscat which will please youthful voyagers. They will undoubtedly be awed by the excursion to the Aquarium and Marine Science & Fisheries Center. … Open
Fans of excursions in picturesque natural places will have an opportunity to visit the famous thermal springs Al-Taura. They are located in the immediate vicinity of Muscat, surrounded by extensive palm plantations and farming settlements. These picturesque places were equipped with beautiful fonts and pools, close to which were dense exotic thickets. Next to the springs are modern leisure centers, so you can relax here all day.
In the vicinity of Muscat, there is an ancient Nakhal Fort. It was built in the 17th century on the site of earlier fortifications, which were completely destroyed. This fortress is notable for the fact that throughout its history, it has never participated in battles. Thanks to this, it managed to preserve not only a unique exterior, but also a beautiful interior decoration. During the tour, tourists will have the opportunity to visit the most hidden corners of the fortress.
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
A unique attraction is the ancient village Misfat al-Abrin, which was built on the rocks in the vicinity of Muscat, in the Middle Ages. Here unique houses that are more than 500 years old, as well as ancient channels of water supply which still function are preserved.
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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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