Tourist attractions in Oman

One of the most interesting places to visit in the Arabian Peninsula are attractions in Oman. This Muslim country has about 2000 km of coastline, which allows for trade in the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Sea. Coast of Oman can divide it into two parts.

The northern part is the most populated, here are the biggest cities in Oman - the capital Muscat, Barka, Seeb, Al Masnaah and others. Eastern coastline and inland desert.

Three quarters of the country is desert, especially along the border with the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. Best places to travel in Oman are northern districts. The relief is mountainous and coastal areas have coral reefs, shallow lagoons and rocky islands.

It is here that you can make beautiful pictures of nature in Oman. Only Al Batina plain that lies between the mountains and the rocky north shore of the Gulf of Oman is fertile. One of the interesting attractions in Oman is a journey through the desert with camels and spend some unforgettable days in the Bedouin village.

Try Omani coffee that has nothing to do with the coffee we drink in Europe or America. Tradition dictates Oman tourists to buy something as a souvenir of this beautiful country, a silver knife or a traditional garment. Of course the most beautiful and most visited city is the capital Muscat. Bookmark and Share

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Natural attractions in Oman

This is the cleanest city in the Arab world. If you're lucky and you're in the right place at the right time you will witness a natural phenomenon. Several times a year around the capital Muscat and more precisely in the sea to form phosphorescent veil of millions of fireflies (glowing plankton) - true magic.

Another interesting attraction in Oman, is yet to become famous limestone caves are in the mountains of Oman. These caves were formed by water over millions of years, some of the caves are huge arches that can fit 50-storey building. Is to build a large cave park that will enable millions of tourists from around the world to see this natural wonder.

Historical attractions in Oman

Historical and cultural attractions in Oman can mention the Mosque Sultan Qaboos, which collects 20,000 pilgrims at night seen from miles away, because it is very well illuminated. Also in the capital, visit the largest collection of weapons in the museum of the Sultan (Sultan Armed Forces Museum).

Every major city in Oman has fortification, which in the past served as protection from enemies. Behind thick stone walls there was food and water for a long siege. Most interesting fortifications Nakhal Fort and Bahla Fort. An exciting adventure awaits you if you have an adventurous spirit in the Wahiba Sands.

Immediately after the visit of a group of researchers from the Royal Geographical Society in 1986, this region of the Wahiba tribe became a national attraction. Here there are 150 species of wildlife, many migratory birds and of course the Bedouin oasis near the park. Another landmark in Oman is a nature reserve Jebel Akhdar.

Many interesting mountain formations - mountain terraces of the local population developed agriculture (mostly pomegranate, apricot and walnut). You can expect many more surprises if you decide to visit this exotic exciting.

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