Within the culture-infused region of the Al Batinah North Governorate, visitors will encounter the splendid Sohar Fort, which boasts a stunning location and a significant strategic role throughout the sultanate’s history. Base your stay in the region in one of the luxury Oman hotels in the sultanate, such as the Al Wadi Hotel Sohar. A fine example of a quality Oman hotel, it is the ideal place from which to launch all your cultural excursions, such as a tour of the Sohar Castle. This fabulous landmark dates back to the late 1400s and the early 1500s, which has been confirmed by the fourteenth century. You will be able to browse through the museum located onsite, which highlights various historical aspects of the fort and surrounding region, for a true trip back in time to an Oman of another time and place. The museum also traces the importance of the copper trade in Oman, as well as its trade links with Canton city, China.