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[Asia Travel] Oman: Nizwa

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Nizwa is the main city of Oman. It is a city not far from the capital Muscat and is the central city in the inland area. Nizwa was the capital of Oman in the Middle Ages, so it is a very economically developed city. Although it is less well known than the capital city of Muscat, it is also a city visited by tourists, with surprisingly many tourist attractions such as Oman’s largest mosque and Arab castles.

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Location

Nizwa is a city located in the eastern part of Oman.

History

Nizwa is a city that was the capital of Oman around the 6th century. After that, the capital function moved to another city, but it became the capital of Oman Imam for 40 years from 1913. It was a huge city that was against the Omani Sultan on the coast.

Climate

The temperature of Nizwa changes from 7 ℃ to 40 ℃ throughout the year.

Language

The official language of Oman is Arabic. Shehri and Swahili are also used.

Security

Nizwa is a relatively calm city. However, try to avoid dangerous behavior such as going out alone at night.

Race

Most of them are Omani. In addition, there are many foreign workers, including Indians, Filipinos, Bangladeshi, and Pakistanis.

industry

Nizwa has long been famous for producing Arabian horses. Even now, every Friday, the livestock market is crowded and it is very lively.

religion

Islam is the majority in Oman. There are also Hindus and Christians.

currency

Omani rial is used.

Sightseeing spot 1 : Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

It is the largest mosque in Oman. It is a mixture of Islamic style and modern architecture and is made of marble. It will be lit up at dusk.

Sightseeing spot 2 : Nizwa Fort

Fort Nizwa was built for defense during the Al-Yarubi dynasty in the mid-17th century. There are many gimmicks on the premises to prevent the invasion of foreign enemies, such as winding narrow roads, camouflage doors and passages, pits, and stone traps.

Sightseeing spot 3 : Jebel Akhdar

It is the highest mountain in Oman. You can enjoy trekking and there are many sunset sites. This mountain is called a green mountain because it is full of greenery.

Sightseeing spot 4 : Nizwa market

The Nizwa Market is open every Friday morning for the famous goat auction. There are also souvenir shops for tourists in the market, and assorted sweets are also sold.

Sightseeing spot 5 : Bahla Fort

It is the oldest fort in Oman and was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. It was built in the 12th and 15th centuries as the Nabhani capital that dominated central Oman.

Sightseeing spot 6 : Birkat Al Mouz Ruins

It is one of the most famous villages of the Sultan’s ruins and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Sightseeing spot 7 : Faraji Daris Park

One of the largest irrigation canals in Oman. There is one of Oman’s six waterways, which was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006. It is a place of relaxation for the citizens.

Hotel

Nizwa has plenty of accommodation. The nearest airport is Muscat Airport. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the link below. It also supports other languages.

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