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Great to learn a bit about about the franincense history and it's trade routes, origins and uses... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2018
Drew M
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Sydney, Australia
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Sumhuram is the place where traders of old time came to bring their goods and get frankincense from... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2018
Jotum
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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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.

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

Thank Sachin T
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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

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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.

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Reviewed December 22, 2017

According to what i see is that this place is one of the must-see places in Salalah which by itself explains the history of frankincense trading from many many years.

Thank alshukeiry
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