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Jabal Shams - The Grand Canyon of Oman
Middle East

The Summit of Jabal Shams (The Mountain of sun) with about 3000 meter height is the highest point in Oman. Wadi Nakhur is the huge Canyon of this Mountain which also known as "Grand Canyon of Oman". The present view includes the gigantic canyon of Wadi Nakhur, the summit of Jabal Shams just above where the canyon starts, and the town of Al Hamra (visible far away over the mountains. There is tiny deserted village down the valley but it is difficult to find it in this photo.

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Copyright: Maziar Hooshidar
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10000x5000
Taken: 15/04/2011
Uploaded: 15/04/2011
Updated: 09/03/2015
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Tags: jabal shams; jebel shams; wadi ghul; western hajar mountain; muscat; nizwa; nezwa; oman; sultanate of oman; al hamra
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