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“A stopover on the way to Salalah just before mountains”

Ranked #10 of 18 things to do in Salalah
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Owner description: An ancient trade route with remains of the caravan oasis and trading ports.
Reviewed August 20, 2018

There are lot of Frankincense Trees in the Park. Heavy Windy area.
Not at all crowded. May be because not much of them knows about this.
There is a well maintained toilet. It would be useful for families after a long drive.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank vk_203
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

Great to learn a bit about about the franincense history and it's trade routes, origins and uses. Stroll around to take it all in.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Drew M
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Reviewed June 12, 2018

Lots of frankincense trees cultivated in the desert. The very essense of the existance of Salalah. But not much of a historical visit either. Can easily be skipped, but it is on the highway on the way into or out of Salalah

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank 233sachint
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

Sumhuram is the place where traders of old time came to bring their goods and get frankincense from here. The cite is partially restored but gives good insight into the way the community was and has a nice view of the area

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Jotum
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

After a 45 minute trip from Salalah you reach Wadi Dawkah.
Wadi Dawkah is a major place where the frankincense tree (boswellia sacra) can still be found and frankincense is harvested to this day. The trees grow in the alluvial bed of the wadi under the extreme heat of this region.
The conclusion is you can see hundreds of trees and use a very clean toilet. The trip is for sure not worth on it‘s own, but if you travel the highway further you should make a brief stop, the parking lot is just 1 minute away from the highway exit.

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank Friemens
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