A view over the ancient city of Nizwa, Oman 26 Feb 2017
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The Hajar Mountains stand tall with their rocky, arid terrain looming in the background behind Nizwa, Oman, which rests at the base. Minarets and mosque domes dominate the skyline of Oman's former capital city (6th and 7th Century AD) when it was the centre of the country’s religion, trade and education. The city maintains its religious heritage and its deep connection to the Islamic faith.
Standing on the crossroad that links Muscat (the current capital of Oman) with the interior of the country, the city has become a popular meeting and market place. Experience the more traditional Middle Eastern lifestyle in Nizwa; visit souks selling pottery, goat markets which sell various livestock, mosques, the fort and date farms, on Insight Guides’ Wild Oman: Mountains and Deserts trip.