"Bahla - Oasis of the Djinn" Bahla' by travelthrough

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Bahla's old center

Legend has it that the wall surrounding the palm groves of Bahla near the Jebel-al-Akhdar and Nizwa was built within one night by djinns (jinns/ ghosts). In the old center, which is full of empty and partly inhabited sand- stone houses, you can still see the many openings where the djinn are said to hide. The people in Bahla as the town itself apparently have a "magic air" and some Omanis are still scared of entering this place. Indeed, when I was there I could see no tourists, but only children and old people.

Magic Wall surrounding Bahla

Palm groves

Just like many other places at the bottom of Jebel-al-Akhdar, such as Tanuf and Nizwa, Bahla is also an oasis.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:beautiful landscape and architecture, "magic in the air"
  • Cons:small place, people do not speak English
  • In a nutshell:a beautiful place which is full of energy
  • Last visit to Bahla': Dec 2007
  • Intro Updated May 7, 2008
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