Bahla Fort in Oman
As you travel around Oman, you may begin to notice that sand-colored forts are everywhere and wonder just how many there are. The answer? Over 500. They perch atop rocks and cling to hillsides, defending every conceivable strategic point. While in Muscat, you’ll likely see the 16th-century Jalali and Mirani forts guarding the bay.
A UNESCO World Heritage site, Bahla Fort was originally constructed of straw and mud bricks between the 12th and 15th centuries. It has undergone extensive restoration and now appears to the visitor in its full glory. Its massive complex takes hours to explore in full.
Bahla Fort lies in Wilayt Bahla in A'Dakhiliyah Governorate. Since 1987, its name has been included in the World Heritage Sites List. Bahla Fort includes: Bahla Oasis with its traditional souks, old alleys, ancient mosques, and its wall that extends over a distance of approximately 13 kilometres and whose construction dates back to pre-Islamic era.