Bahla Travel Guide

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Bahla Overview

Bahla is a village in the mountainous Ad Dakhiliyah region of Oman. The major attraction to Bahla (about 40km from Nizwa; 200 km from Muscat), is the massive Bahla Fort - the only Omani fort that is on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. The other ancient aspect of the town is the extensive wall that encircled the entire oasis. Although it is no longer intact, the wall originally ran seven miles in length and boasted no less than fifteen gates and 132 watchtowers!

The extensive protective measures speak to Bahla's historical relevance: this was the capital of Oman for almost five hundred years between 1100-1600AD. Distinctive pottery has been a hallmark of Bahla for eons and continues to be a significant part of its economy today.

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