Nakhal Fort - Oman's best-preserved fort

Nakhal Fort - Oman's best-preserved fort

 

Oman is a country of forts and castles, its mountains and hills decorated with around 1,000 fortifications that testify to a rich history of warring tribes and seafaring. The most splendid of all is arguably the fort at Nakhal, On a rocky spur, backed by the striking red rock of the Jebel Akhdar Mountains and overlooking an oasis of date palms, the position of Nakhal is one of its chief delights, the splendid views from the fort classically Arabian. The rampart walls offer fascinating examples of Islamic architecture, impressive for the scale and harmony of design, while sensitive restoration work has made the fort’s inner sanctum a treat as well – a series of rooms simply and beautifully furnished, the perfect place to retreat from Oman’s midday sun.

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