Sprawled across an impressive area of 17, 15,449 square meters, Qurum National Park is the largest and most expansive parkland in the bustling metropolis of Muscat. Frequented by locals and tourists alike this popular public park is a favorite stopover for most residents of the city as the lush and idyllic surrounding of the venue contrasts with the towering skyscrapers that occupy almost all of Muscat. In fact, most visitors are surprised by the sheer greenery of Qurum National Park and the idyllic and aesthetically pleasing appearance of its plants, trees and flowers which are anything but desert blooms.
Having opened its doors to the public in 1993 the Qurum National Park was created with the stated intention of employing the natural geographical features of the land area and its stunning location and converting it into a public space devoted to leisure and aesthetical pleasing elements.
Visitors who head to the massive public park can expect to be greeted by unending horizon lines filled with towering trees and plant life. Some of the highlights at the park include the Sultan Qaboos’ Rose Garden which houses a vibrant collection of rose varieties in mesmerizing hues. The park’s rose garden is so synonymous with the Qurum National Park that the entire park is also known as the Rose Garden among locals. One can criss-cross alleyways and labyrinths filled with the blooms on their way to other attractions in the venue which are equally picturesque. Home to a reptile park the locale is also known as a bird-watchers paradise for it is also a bird park with a variety of bird species as a part of the landscape.
The park’s boating lake is another point of interest as the fountain and the boating activities in the region are some of the most frequented corners of the locale. Waterfall Hill is another highlight that warrants a visit at this park which is especially charming during the evening hours when the scenery within the park is at its most captivating with the receding rays of sunlight casting curious shadows on the foreground.
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