Tanuf Ruins
Tanuf Ruins
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Located near Bahla and Nizwa, the Tanuf Ruins are the remains of Oman's Imamate Rebellion of the 1950s.
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fozjon
Jaipur, India1,831 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
this must be the ruins that we visited not too far from the Nizwa Fort and near the aqueduct. Beautiful Instagrammable views of ancient, broken down mud homes. It's a bit of a hike up through broken stairways, but definitely worthwhile.
Written 21 March 2023
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MarkO
Naperville, IL37 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Solo
It is hard to recommend this site. I was traveling a loop from Nizwa to Bahia and stopped here to walk around. The government has built a structure of some sort that looks like it might serve as an entry, but there was no one there. The site itself is simply ruins, it has not been tended, and there is no orientation or information. I did get an amazing photo of a spider that had built a large web. Alas, this site needs a lot of work before it can be recommended as anything other than a quick stop while on the way from one point to another; it is definitely not a destination of its own.
Written 3 September 2022
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Jaya P
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
There is a fresh water falaj still flowing. Great place to just explore and take pictures. There is a walk nearby which we didn't do .
Written 17 December 2021
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Heet
Surat, India41 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Family
nothing special about it, just some real ruins of the old buildings, if you’re in a hurry, it’s not worth the time, however it comes in the routes to hoota caves, misfat al abbreyin, so its not a total waste, can be worth a few minutes
Written 14 December 2021
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Nerina C
Perth10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
An interesting day out. Drove up the wadi and then hiked into the beautiful village. Always interesting to wander around the mountainside villages- such a unique experience. Hot walking, make sure you have water AND pick up your litter don't drop. Walked around the ruins late afternoon. We are always amazed by these original buildings.
Written 1 June 2021
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Reza Sattarzadeh
Muscat, Oman2,549 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Solo
If you are interested in exploring the ancient sites, you'll definitely enjoy spending time in Tanuf Ruins. The place is located at around 30km from Nizwa and can easily be accessed.

Normally, there is no one around and you can have the entire place for yourself. Just be very careful with your step when you go over the hill overlooking the ruins.
Written 13 April 2021
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Rowzar2020
Oman80 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Exploring the remnants of The Tanuf Ruins ?
The wonderful ruins are located in Tanuf,Nizwa province of Al Dakhiliyah .
The Average spend time to visit this place is 15 minutes.

Stopping for a stroll through Tanuf Ruins is something that I definitely recommend, especially if your interests are history ( life back in the year 1950) and photography (nice backdrop of the Al Hajr Mountain ranges).

Make sure you apply sun screen when roaming around as the sunlight burns.
Written 20 July 2020
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Butch H
Abingdon, VA7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
It's been a lifetime ago that I was there (1983), but I still remember it to this day. Left by the Sultan as a warning to others not to challenge his rule. Well worth the effort to get there if you're visiting Nizwa (which I also HIGHLY recommend).
Written 30 May 2020
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Nicole B
Porto Alegre, RS985 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Kind of nice to wander around an abandoned village all by yourself. It has an active falaj and you can see the destruction from the RAF that the town never recovered from. All free and with dramatic back drop of mountains behind.
Written 17 December 2019
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David and Karen
Dubai, United Arab Emirates29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
If you happen to driving in the area the Tanuf Ruins are worth a stop to wander around. Really interesting and some great photo opportunities.If you have your 4x4 then take an hour to travel up Wadi Tanuf which lies just behind (being careful if there has been recent rains)
Written 17 August 2019
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