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2 Kms From the Base of Jebel Akdhar, Nizwa 611, Oman
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Reviewed 25 July 2018

Fantastic ruins that offer some great photo opps; nothing much for tourists to see in terms of facilities or information but well worth a stop if you are in the area.

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Good for a short visit when it's not too hot. A bit tricky to find but don't be afraid to ask anyone, the people are all very friendly.

Thank Andrew Sandra R
Reviewed 4 April 2018

The Bayt (Castle) is closed for further restoration (nothing to do with the RAF destroying it years ago at the then Sultan's invitation!). Always check before driving to Omani Forts as they are often closed for works. But there is a good working Falaj with...More

Thank linskitours
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Our group of 22 made a short stop here after touring Nizwa. Birkat al Mawz (Pool of Bananas) is another of the area's traditional oasis villages. Of particular interest here is an ancient falaj, an intricate engineering system of channels that is used to distribute...More

Thank CJW913
Reviewed 22 March 2018

We had visited the ruins before our drive up to Jebel Akhdar. Beautiful ruins but watch your steps when wandering around as the ruins are very old and many have collapsed already. And be advised that there is no parking lot there. Better to park...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Fantastic walking around the ruins and finding some people still living in the houses.A must see if in the area.set back from road.

Thank 40marg147
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Since we were on the way we decided to make a stop. The views from the top are quite nice. Just be careful not to step on an actual roof that can collapse. I would not come here from Muscat just to see it.

Thank Fernando D
Reviewed 31 January 2018

Hiking in Jabal Al Akhdar and visiting Birakt Al Mouz is a pleasant experiance. But suggest you continue to Jabal Shams - The Sun Muntain.

Thank Odd Karsten T
Reviewed 24 January 2018

This crumbling ruined old village holds a bit of old Omani magic. We walked alone through the ancient alleys, timbers and mud tumbled around us, a few Indian guest workers squatting in abandoned rooms. The water still flows through the canals and goats still graze...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 6 December 2017

It was a short and pretty hike to the ruins but it may be difficult in the last part. The ruins are interesting and the view was good.

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3 April 2017|
Response from BinoyK47 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, In fact there are two parts for the ruins - Birkat Al Mouz Ruin 1 & 2. You can see these both locations in Google maps. Ruin# 2 has the tower from where you will have the panoramic view of the ruins. Have a... More