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The Jebel Akdhar mountains are a mountain range just some 150km inland from the capital Muscat with peaks up to 3000m. The Saiq plateau lies at an altitude of 2000m and is often called the fruit and vegetable garden Oman. Thus the name of Jebel Addhar means green mountain. Seen here is the Wadi Bani Habib. While in the bottom of the Wadi almonds and pomegranates are blooming, the old village falls to ruins. It was destroyed during the Jebel uprisings in the late 50ties as it was home to one of the leaders of the uprising. Today the new village stands on the opposite bank of the Wadi and way higher up. Along the road are several settlements that make a living from farming and growing fruit and vegetables. One can also find the Wadi Nakhr, a canyon that can easily compare to the Grand Canyon. On top of the the canyon there is a small but very exclusive boutique Hotel, the Alila being on of the nicest hotels I have ever been to. But be aware, coming from Muscat or the provincial town of Nizwa one has to pass a military check point where every car is controlled and only 4 wheel drives are let trough as the 33km long road that winds up the mountains is extremely steep and there are quite a lot of accidents due to drivers using normal brakes instead of the motor brake.

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  • Copyright: Daniel Solinger (marabu61) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 970 W: 63 N: 2126] (11587)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2016-11-13
  • Exposição: 1/416 segundos
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2016-12-18 4:00
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