Nizwa

Nizwa – the largest (and one of the oldest in Oman) city in Ad Dakhiliyah Governorate, the former capital of Oman (6th-7th century), located at the base of the Western Hajar Mountains.

  • Nizwa fort – built in the 1668, Oman’s most visited national monument.
  • Nizwa souq – the second most important (after Muttrah in Muscat) souq in Oman, a market place selling (animals – goats – and agricultural products) and handicrafts. Nizwa is famous especially for silver jewellery and khanjars (curved daggers).
  • Falaj Daris – the largest falaj in Oman, a World Heritage Site, provides Nizwa’s surroundings (mainly palm farms) in water.

July 2016


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