Al Balid Archeological Site

Al Balid Archeological Site

Al Balid Archeological Site
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Ali Nazifpour
Tehran, Iran30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
[This is the same place as Sumhuram old city, so I repeat the review]

Visiting this place is free alongside the Museum of Frankincense Land. It is a sublime experience, with ample explanations provided on the boards, and a feeling of visiting ruins of a lost oasis, which shows the fickle nature of human achievements. It's a rare opportunity.
Written 23 April 2024
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70ava
Beijing, China974 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
We expected to learn more about the frankincense, but were quite disappointed. There is a big show about local boats and history, but little about the main reason this place gained the prestigious "world heritage" from Unesco.
Written 28 February 2023
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gwyn r
21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We arrived in the evening and walked through the excavations as the daylight faded and the flood lights switched on. Due to the fading light, we didn't get to the beach but appreciated the buildings that have so far been uncovered.
Written 21 March 2020
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Helen M
11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I wandered toward the main site & was not sure I was in the fith place as I could not see any other tourists. But as you walk the trails, you run into signage describing what you are seeing. There were men working on the main site, and as I walked the trails, I did find others at the location. It would be miserable doing this in the summer, but I think I read something about carts to take you around. The best part was wandering past the new buildings to the beach. It was beautiful and quiet; I could have spent a long time there, but there were too many other things to see!
Written 2 March 2020
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Kate
Johannesburg, South Africa167 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
It can be found adjacent to the museum. You can take a walk or opt to take a golf cart at a reasonable price around the ruins. It is interesting and a lovely walk around this lost city. The view of the ocean is beautiful and kids will enjoy the walk as well. Worth a visit.
Written 31 December 2019
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tiz246
London, UK104 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This is a huge site of a lost city still mostly to be excavated. We did the tour on a golf buggy before going to the museum
Written 26 November 2019
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hulagirlSurrey
Staines, UK797 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Al Baleed Archeological site is UNESCO world heritage and is well worth a visit. Lovely ruins. It is a long walk round the site.
Written 14 August 2019
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samhassan
Greater London, UK29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
they do cars to take your but worth walking to explore all the site around
combine both the museum and ambled
Written 28 July 2019
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Mark W
Boca Raton, FL2,558 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
The Al Balid Archeological Site lays out the history of the area, especially in relationship to the Frankincense trade, which was the basis of the area’s wealth in ancient times.
Written 13 April 2019
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far-ravel
Doha, Qatar27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
Al Baleed Archeological site is a surprise in Salalah. It is an absolute must to enjoy exploring the ruins and walking around in the surrounding area. Pleasant, relaxing and enjoyable. The site would require 2-4 hours of time, along with a visit to the Frankincense Land Museum.
Written 16 February 2019
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