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Address: Nizwa, Oman
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Located near Bahla and Nizwa, the Tanuf Ruins are the remains of Oman's...

Located near Bahla and Nizwa, the Tanuf Ruins are the remains of Oman's Imamate Rebellion of the 1950s.

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Good wadi during rain session

It will be very nice visit if there is a recent rain as all wadi will be full of water and nice to relax. 4x4 drive is good to reach the spot without any hurtle.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
grajesh
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Muscat Governorate, Oman

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Muscat Governorate, Oman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It will be very nice visit if there is a recent rain as all wadi will be full of water and nice to relax. 4x4 drive is good to reach the spot without any hurtle.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Difficult to find by map and even by GPS so it's best to find a photo (hopefully with the name in Arabic) and ask friendly Omanis for directions.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Hard to find but head for Tanuf/Tanoof off main road and turn RIGHT through village and date plantations right out the other side. You will see the ruins on the left. Good to walk around and get a feel for what it must have been like when they were inhabited. Nice to see lack of litter too.

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Thank Hatton20
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

The ruins of Tanuf sit at the entrance to the Wadi Tanuf. Take a good camera. For those with a 4x4 vehicle, it is possible to drive a little way into the Wadi and then explore on foot. Do not leave valuables in your car!

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Muscat, Oman
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Nice place where you can see the ruins of early oman...place must visit in Nizwa tour as the place is on the other side of Wadi tanuf..

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Thank Ganesan K
Wetherby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

We briefly stopped at this location whilst in the Nizwa area during our tour of Oman. The reason for and wide extent of the ruins does give cause for reflection, but there is little to see apart from the large number of broken buildings. We were more impressed by the conditions at Birkat Al Mouz, where the buildings are more... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

Just up road from the in Oman well-known water bottling factory, there is a wider section of the Wadi Tanuf, hemmed in by sheer cliffs with a walled base upon which ran a Falaj, the ancient water distribution system in Oman. A nice spot with interesting rock faces and flowing water, definitely a rarity in the interior of Oman. During... More 

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Oman
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

think there is not much to tell about this location , was one of my sight seen when i m passing nizwa to bahla or alhamra , now i stop taking our guest , the place its self nothing lift in some walls and broken houses

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Zug, Schweiz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

We already saw lots of ruins, but it has a historical background. Its impressive to see history. The wadi could be nice but with pur small car we couldn t go to the end.

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Tunis, Tunisia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

No entry fees and well worth a visit. Bring camera and reasonable walking shoes to enjoy this taste of history with great mountain backdrops.

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