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The old town of Tanuf

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The ruins of old town of Tanuf, is located at the edge of Jabal Akhdar and at the mouth of wadi Tanuf, about 20 KM from Nizwa or 150 Km from Muscat. The town was bombed and destroyed by British RAF in 1954-1955 in a battle against dissident Beni Riyam tribe. In this view the "Tanuf" water bottling plant and the entrance of wadi are also visible.

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A: Old Tanuf Ruins

di Maziar Hooshidar, 160 metri di distanza

The ruins of old town of Tanuf, is located at the edge of Jabal Akhdar and at the mouth of wadi Tanuf...

Old Tanuf Ruins

B: Jabal Akhdar - Wadi Bani Habib

di Maziar Hooshidar, 13.7 km di distanza

Wadi Bani Habib (old) is a green and photogenic but deserted village on top of Saiq Plateau, Jabal Ak...

Jabal Akhdar - Wadi Bani Habib

C: Remote Village - Mountains of Oman

di Eric Walker, 17.9 km di distanza

After braving some steep and treacherous roads in a 4-wheel-drive vehicle (only), one may come upon t...

Remote Village - Mountains of Oman

D: Misfat Al Abriyeen village

di Maziar Hooshidar, 18.8 km di distanza

Misfat Al Abriyeen village is located in Wilayt Al Hamra in A'Dakhiliyah Region. It is characterised ...

Misfat Al Abriyeen village

E: Bahla fort, old town of Bahla and the adobe wall

di Maziar Hooshidar, 19.8 km di distanza

At the foot of Djebel Akhdar lie the fortresses of Rustaq to the north, and Izki, Nizwa and Bahla to ...

Bahla fort, old town of Bahla and the adobe wall

F: Jabal Akhdar - Diana's view point

di Maziar Hooshidar, 20.3 km di distanza

Diana's view point is located atop of Jabal akhdar (The green mountain)on Sayyaq Plateau, near the ci...

Jabal Akhdar - Diana's view point

G: Jabrin Castle - Courtyard

di Maziar Hooshidar, 27.2 km di distanza

Jabrin fort is located about 200Km southwest of muscat or 40 Km from Nizwa. Jabrin Fort was built by ...

Jabrin Castle - Courtyard

H: Jabrin Fort - Looking Down To Courtyard

di Maziar Hooshidar, 27.2 km di distanza

Jabrin fort is located about 200Km southwest of muscat or 40 Km from Nizwa. Jabrin Fort was built by ...

Jabrin Fort - Looking Down To Courtyard

I: Jabrin Fort - Roof Top

di Maziar Hooshidar, 27.2 km di distanza

Jabrin fort is located about 200Km southwest of muscat or 40 Km from Nizwa. Jabrin Fort was built by ...

Jabrin Fort - Roof Top

J: Jabrin Fort - Sun & Moon Room

di Maziar Hooshidar, 27.2 km di distanza

Jabrin fort is located about 200Km southwest of muscat or 40 Km from Nizwa. Jabrin Fort was built by ...

Jabrin Fort - Sun & Moon Room

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Middle East

Questa è una vista generale di Middle East

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Text by Steve Smith.

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