The town of Nakhal is about 100 kms from Muscat or about 70 kms from Seeb City Centre (I clocked it!). Once you reach Barka (about 40 kms from Seeb City Centre), it’s another 30 kms to Nakhal.
Nakhal is famous for its fort. Situated at the base of Jebel Akhdar, it is one of the most prominent historical monuments in Oman. It is one of the most magnificent forts in Oman and one of the most popular ones to visit after Nizwa Fort and Jabrin Castle. The exact date in which this ancient fort was built is unknown, but many believe that it was built in pre-Islamic times, i.e. more than 1500 years ago.
Nakhal Fort is one of the most prominent historical monuments in the Sultanate. It derives its name from the Wilaya itself. The fort lies amidst palm orchards in Wilayt Nakhal in Al Batinah South Governorate. It is an entrenched building that rises above a rocky hill at the base of Mount Nakhal in the northeast of Al Jabal Al Akhdar (Green Mountain).
This fort’s architecture does not follow a particular pattern, as it was designed around an irregularly shaped rock. You'll find that some rock parts become part of the building. This can be observed in some towers, particularly on the fort’s western side.
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