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Bahla Fort

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Address: Oasis of Bahla, Nizwa 611, Oman
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+968-9723-8609
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Huge Fort complex in Bahla

Nicely renovated, fairly large fort complex in Bahla. No furniture or decoration, but many rooms to explore. Some rooms house bats, don’t get scared when you startle them. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Vaterstetten, Germany
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Vaterstetten, Germany
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nicely renovated, fairly large fort complex in Bahla. No furniture or decoration, but many rooms to explore. Some rooms house bats, don’t get scared when you startle them. The tower features nice views of the area, too.

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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently restored, this is probably the largest fort in the area. It is great to wander round, we were there on a Thursday in April and it was very quiet, almost had the place to ourselves. There didn't appear to be an audio guide, and there wasn't really any signage, also the rooms have very little in them so it... More 

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some years down the line, Bahla Fort is now open. For a few baisa it is possible to spend at least an hour here. Room after room has been meticulously restored and there are enough original doors and items to lend it real authenticity. It would be good for some local furniture and decoration to add to the atmosphere but... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Still undergoing renovation prior to being opened to the public but a quick stop in the car park gives you a real sense of the time ... With ruins at its base, still to be renovated, worth a stop to check it all out. Our guide tells us this should be opened later in 2017 ...

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Princeton, New Jersey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the largest of the three forts we visited on a day trip from Muscat (the others were Nizwa and Jabrin). It appears to have only been recently restored (our guide knew very little about it) and there was a conspicuous lack of signage about what we were looking at. Like the Nizwa fort, the restoration had been somewhat... More 

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Cordoba, Spain
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful. However the opening times are very limited. It will be closed at 4 pm so that make sure you go on time.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This fort is huge, probably one of the largest anywhere. Took us more than 2 hours just to cover the whole place. Be prepared to walk alot! It is a magnificent complex, and the the architecture is impressive. One can almost imagine that when it was being in use in the past, the fort complex would be almost like a... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

It's quite a beautiful castle. Unfortunately it was closed at the time I went there with some friends. I recommend to stroll around the castle through the narrow passages in the ancient old town around.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Big castle/fort with many towers and rooms. You can clamber all over, including climbing corner ladders up the towers. Not that much info. as usual, but still interesting and atmospheric

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Apparently, this is a UNESCO World Heritage site. I can see that from the grandiose layout of the site, but there's very, very little information to give context to the history and design of the fort. Nothing in the form of placards, guides, employees milling around to answer questions... As a result, it's unclear what parts are original, what's been... More 

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