Nizwa was capital of Oman between 751 and 1154 AD and is still considered the cultural capital. The 17th century Nizwa Fortress, built to guard the Sumail Gap during the struggles between the Sultan and radical Imans has recently been renovated. Its walls are 40 metres high, towering over the city and holding 400 gun placements. Nizwa is also famous for its bustling souk and its traditional goat market.
Travel to Ancient Forts of Oman
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