Amongst these diverse attractions Samhuram takes a particularly special place because of its history. It is believed that this place dates as far back as to 3000 BC. It is a well fortified township that has its roots going back to ancient times. Many consider it to be the main port from where frankincense was sent to the rest of the world in the times gone by thousands of years ago. The Middle Eastern countries are well known for their trade in frankincense and their contribution to the perfume industry and even various historical annals mention the trade of perfumes in the region. The journey of these perfumed substances apparently began their journey through the rest of the world from this place and made all the way to the present day Yemen more than 650 km away.
The trade had been thriving and it had also been a massive source of income for the traders. Its significance can be understood form the very fact that these forts have been built in a manner that can withstand attacks by land or by sea, thus showcasing the importance of maintaining security and strength. It goes on to show the precious position held by this trade and its contribution to the region’s economy.
A visit here is sure to make one familiar with not only history but also ancient business and relations amongst nations. It is a great spot to visit for not just the travelers roaming the world but also families with young children so that they can get a feel of the importance of these historic sites. It can be reached from a number of Muscat hotel. Amongst the diverse Oman resort is Millennium Resort Mussanah, that is located right at the gulf of Oman providing great views of the sea.