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Taqah Cas­tle

The forts and cas­tles of Oman played a vi­tal role in pro­tect­ing the coun­try from in­vaders. They had dif­fer­ent uses in times of war and peace, but Taqah Cas­tle, built in the 19th cen­tury, was fa­mously known as the res­i­dence of Sheikh Ali Bin Tim­man Al Ma’shani and in­side you’ll find a se­lec­tion of fam­ily arte­facts.

Tawi Atair

Trans­lated as the hole of the birds, Tawi Atair is a natural sink­hole that’s more than 100 me­tres wide and 250 me­tres deep, mak­ing it one of the deep­est sink­holes in the world. Dur­ing kha­reef, you’ll see many species of birds swoop­ing in and out of the area – just be care­ful walk­ing down to the view­ing plat­form as the rain can make the steps very slip­pery.

Anti-grav­ity point

Def­i­nitely up there as one of the stranger things to do in Salalah, the anti-grav­ity point looks just like any or­di­nary ocean road. But put your car in neu­tral, and you’ll see that your car climbs up­hill on its own. A mag­netic pull be­tween the ocean and the moun­tain? Or an op­ti­cal il­lu­sion? Ei­ther way, this place re­mains one of the most vis­ited spots in Salalah.

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