If you are on the lookout for interesting places to visit in Sohar, on your visit to Oman, the Sohar Fort is definitely worth exploring. The magnificent Sohar Fort is considered to be one of the most important forts and castles in the Al Batinah North Governorate. The fort is considered so highly important due to the significant role it played throughout the past centuries as well as its outstanding location. The fort dates all the way back to the last part of the thirteenth century and to the beginning of the fourteenth century. Quite a few archaeological excavations have been carried out at the site to learn more about its construction, purpose, history and historical value. Some of these excavations have confirmed that the Sohar Fort was indeed completed in the fourteenth century. If you are staying at the Al Wadi Hotel Sohar, you will be able to arrange a visit to the fascinating Sohar Fort to learn more about it.
Sohar Castle is a vastly important historical landmark in Oman. The building has certain features that were constructed during the Portuguese reign. Today, it is a widely popular tourist attraction that sees many visitors from all over the world. Today, Sohar Fort includes a museum which was opened in 1993. The museum is home to a great selection of archaeological and historical artifacts of Sohar City along with items from various other historical locations within the Sultanate of Oman. The museum also highlights the important role that the fort played in the city’s copper trade. Sohar Fort was also integral to the city’s relationship with China’s Canton city. Sohar Fort is an incredible place to visit if you are interested in Oman’s illustrious history and the history of Sohar City.
Filled with wanderlust that seeks to explore distant shores and captivated by the colors and vibrancy of exotic cultures, Kanya Mae writes on the beautiful, exciting, and enchanting wonders of the world. She is a writer who not only has a passion for travel, but also has a background in fashion, art and media. Google+