Al Balid Archeological Site

Al Balid Archeological Site

Al Balid Archeological Site
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Ali Nazifpour
Tehran, Iran30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
[This is the same place as Sumhuram old city, so I repeat the review]

Visiting this place is free alongside the Museum of Frankincense Land. It is a sublime experience, with ample explanations provided on the boards, and a feeling of visiting ruins of a lost oasis, which shows the fickle nature of human achievements. It's a rare opportunity.
Written April 23, 2024
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Helen M
11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I wandered toward the main site & was not sure I was in the fith place as I could not see any other tourists. But as you walk the trails, you run into signage describing what you are seeing. There were men working on the main site, and as I walked the trails, I did find others at the location. It would be miserable doing this in the summer, but I think I read something about carts to take you around. The best part was wandering past the new buildings to the beach. It was beautiful and quiet; I could have spent a long time there, but there were too many other things to see!
Written March 2, 2020
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tiz246
London, UK104 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This is a huge site of a lost city still mostly to be excavated. We did the tour on a golf buggy before going to the museum
Written November 26, 2019
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Susan P
Dubai, United Arab Emirates52 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
We took the golf buggy tour of the site. 1 riyal wisely spent. The site is a lot bigger than you first expect. Still being excavated, many fascinating artifacts (on display in the adjoining museums) throw light on life when this was one of the busiest ports in the region.
Written January 11, 2018
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Ryan B
Dallas, TX23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Business
Years ago, I worked on this site and much of our work was excavating the citadel, which is probably one of the main features of al-Balid. What you see today was nothing but mounds of dirt and rubble a few decades ago, and the work that has been done since has exposed the walls and uncovered many of the structures that are now visible. The majority of the artifacts that have been uncovered, at least in the projects I worked on, are put in the museum on the east end of the park.

It's great that the Sultanate has made such an effort to preserve and restore this town. I hope to see it again someday.
Written October 6, 2016
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gwyn r
21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We arrived in the evening and walked through the excavations as the daylight faded and the flood lights switched on. Due to the fading light, we didn't get to the beach but appreciated the buildings that have so far been uncovered.
Written March 21, 2020
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hulagirlSurrey
Staines, UK796 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Al Baleed Archeological site is UNESCO world heritage and is well worth a visit. Lovely ruins. It is a long walk round the site.
Written August 14, 2019
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samhassan
Greater London, UK29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
they do cars to take your but worth walking to explore all the site around
combine both the museum and ambled
Written July 28, 2019
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Mark W
Boca Raton, FL2,546 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
The Al Balid Archeological Site lays out the history of the area, especially in relationship to the Frankincense trade, which was the basis of the area’s wealth in ancient times.
Written April 13, 2019
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shabeer H
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1,151 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
An ancient town of arabian traders. Still lot of statues and several stone parts are remains there. Visitors need to be walk through the long walkway to see the fort. A museum located near the fort displays the findings from the fort. Explains the vidoes of ancient time.
Written December 21, 2018
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