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Sunaysilah Fort

Highway 23, center of Sur city | next to Sur court complex, Sur 411, Oman
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Great view

April 2017 - still closed for maintenance as others have alluded but offers good views of the... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Bradley G
Offers a nice view of Sur

This fort was closed at the time of my visit, and honestly, it doesn't seem like much from the... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2016
n_ziva
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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11 Apr 2017
“Great view”
29 Sep 2016
“Offers a nice view of Sur”
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Highway 23, center of Sur city | next to Sur court complex, Sur 411, Oman
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

April 2017 - still closed for maintenance as others have alluded but offers good views of the surrounding area. You will not need long here if it is closed still, when you get here, but certainly worth a stop for the view, if nothing else.

Thank Bradley G
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This fort was closed at the time of my visit, and honestly, it doesn't seem like much from the outside. However, as the fort stands on top of a hill just outside Sur, it offers a really nice view over Sur. The view is worth...More

Thank n_ziva
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

This fort is nicely restored. It could use more stuff to fill the rooms inside to give you an idea of how it looked in use. It's a good quick stop if you're in Sur, but I wouldn't make a special trip from Muscat. Entry...More

Thank Joe W
Reviewed 22 February 2016

A nice fort, well restored, the main entrance promises a lot and then, there is nothing else ... Seems that the restoration project stopped at a point ... It is a shame because it has potential ... You won't waste time going there .... You...More

1  Thank mattcoq
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Sunaysilah is very near to Sur Plaza Hotel. It's on a small hillock. The fort is a big square courtyard with rooms at the four corners. A few cannons and some day to day utensils used in the past are kept there. Go if you...More

Thank Mohsin A
Reviewed 30 December 2015

A large fort/castle in the middle of Sur. It commands a great view of the surrounding area. The fort itself has great parking and picnic areas and looks promising as a place to visit. However, no signs as to opening hours.

Thank NZandworld
Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

Nothing to say. The fort is small, open few hours per day (and it's not clear when) and totally renewed. Due to this it lost all its charme and truly fort appearance. All Sur castle, in my opinion, are not something special to visit. You...More

Thank Stefano C
Reviewed 29 September 2015

This 'fort' located in Sur - a small trading port founded 6th century AD is worth a brief 30 minute excursion. To be honest though this is not a castle at all - rather it is a fortified observation keep on the top of a...More

Thank Benjamindrfranklin
Reviewed 7 August 2015

Sunaysilah Castle is a wonderful historical architecture, having the old style built up. It has the equipments that the old people used to fight against the portugals, or the equipments that portugals might have used. One can see the olden days prison and the olden...More

Thank Praveen_Kamble
Reviewed 15 April 2015 via mobile

I would seriously suggest the readers of this post to not waste their time visiting this place. I don't think it's even a castle. Rather an open hall with four towers attached to each corner. There is nothing to see except for a few rusty...More

3  Thank MayankB_91
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