Sohar Castle
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If you have read the Adventures of Sinbad and wish to visit the place where the legendary sailor is from, you might want to visit Sohar, Oman. This city was once considered a very important Islamic port in the past and was once the largest town in Oman. These days, with the ever increasing demand in better ports in the region, the Omani government has poured in about RO120 million into the development of a new port in the area.

One of the reasons why tourists flock to this region of Oman is the fact that the area has quite a number of safe and clean beaches for people to enjoy. You will also find that a lot of people come here for the archaeological wonders that are found in the area as well as for the many historical structures that you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

If you are in the region on a vacation, you might want to see the many different places of interest that can be found in Sohar. One of the places you might want to take an interest in is the Sohar Castle which was built sometime in the 13th or 14th century and now features a museum that tells a lot about the history of the castle as well as the city. You can also visit the two traditional Souks in the city that can offer you the kind of traditional shopping experience that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. If you want to enjoy Omani food, there are a number of coffee shops you can get local favourites from.

2 responses to “Sohar”

  1. also there are nice mountains behind Sohar that make very good day trips for driving or walking

  2. lily says:

    one of my fav cities in the world

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