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  Nizwa, fort and mosque
by sachara
 
 

Nizwa, at the foot of the Jebel Akhbar, is the religious centre of Oman. Nizwa is also the centre for jewellery and crafts.
The 8 KM long Nizwa oasis with 60.000 inhabitants and several villages stretches out along two wadis.
It is possible to visit the Nizwa oasis in one day from Muscat. We prefered to stay a bit longer and spent one night in the Nizwa Motel, a few KMs outside the town. So we had two days to explore the town and the area.
Reaching Nizwa from Muscat (and the Nizwa Motel), you see immediately the fort and the mosque just in front of a large parking lot.

Directions: 170 KM south-west of Muscat

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  • Updated Dec 13, 2003
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