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Misfat al Abreyeen

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Address: Al Hamra, Oman
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Nestled within the mountain foot , old muc houses and nice palmtree gardens

This place reminds me of Yemeni mountain villages where the mountain slopes are turned into step of plantations , the water is running in the flags and the wadis and the old mud... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Muscat, Oman
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Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place reminds me of Yemeni mountain villages where the mountain slopes are turned into step of plantations , the water is running in the flags and the wadis and the old mud houses with narrow allyes. Dinfitely a must see when you visit Hoota cave

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go there from Hamra, park in the center and start the descent behind the village and follow the falaj to the other end.You would be passing through the trees and on the opposite hill are the beautiful terrasses with palm trees

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Kidderminster, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited the village many times and I hope to go again in the future. It's a fascinating place showing a great deal of Omani history and culture. The people are lovely and welcoming and the Old guest house is, at least worth a stop for coffee and dates. Prince Charles visited here in Nov 2016. There are lots... More 

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Nizwa, Oman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Very beautiful Omani Village on the top of a mountain. You are not allowed to photograph the people without their permission. Nice place to walk for some time

Thank Andrew R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

This small village is my favorite place in Oman. Lovely place to walk around and relax and the same time experience local Omani culture.

Thank Frequent T
Zug, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

A lovely, scenic drive up the mountain with many view point stops (4x4 not needed). Well worth the visit to see the old buildings and to take a stroll down the many steps to the falaj and to look at the canyon. (proper shoes! Flipflops not advisable). Worth visiting but limited parking

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Impossible for words to do Misfat justice so here's my account of our experience: Upon reaching Misfat, we parked our car at the entrance to the village since tourists are welcome only by foot. As we entered the rock and tree portal through a narrow alley, I saw a huddle of doors. I looked up and realized that while the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

You can do this if you are visiting Jebel Shams and Wadi Nakheer - the Grand Canyon of Oman. We would recommend getting there before or around noon to avoid other tours which seemed to come just as we were leaving. Park outside in the tiny carpark just before the tourist office which was closed when we visited. There is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We loved this village. We could wander freely and see so many different things. We spoke to man from Bangladesh whose job it was to take care of six date trees and harvest the fruit. We could sneakily peek into people's houses and get an idea of how they live. There is a very small hotel to stay in if... More 

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Ulverstone, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely old village with only a few residents left. The ancient watering system used is still operational. There are also opportunities for extended hikes through the nearby mountains from the village.

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