Oman is a Middle Eastern nation which is located on the South-eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Known for its flourishing economy, culturally diverse population and many cultural and modern attractions, Oman is a popular regional tourist destination. Some of the famous points of interest in Oman include the Bahla Fort, the Royal Opera House, Al Alam Palace, the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, and the Al Ain Oasis.
Oman has many unique geographic features of which one of the most popular is the Al Hajar Mountains. While the Al Hajar Mountains are a vast desert mountain range, certain sections of this mountain range are known for being a bit more different. One such section is Jebel Akhdar; the Green Mountain of Oman. Jebel Akhdar is one of the most beautiful areas of Oman, and visiting it is fully worth it. For a comfortable stay in a luxurious Oman resort on the mountain itself make a booking at the Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort.
Although commonly referred to as the Green ‘Mountain’, Jebel Akhdar is actually a specific area that includes the famous Saiq Plateau. The area is about 2000m above sea-level. While you may notice that the base of the mountains in the area are nothing but arid terrains, as you venture higher you will find an oasis of greenery. This is because the higher altitudes receive more rainfall. The rainfall, coupled with minimal human intervention, has resulted in the higher levels of Jebel Akhdar being home to luscious plantations of pomegranate, walnuts, apricot, and peach fruits. The area also has several beautiful valleys, or wadis, amongst which the keen-eyed explorer will find several stunning orchards and gardens that are of immense beauty. It is also noteworthy that Jebel Akhdar is the site of many ancient works of rock art, some dating back to as far as 4000BC. So all in all, exploring the Green Mountain of Oman is sure to be a great experience, especially if you love trekking and nature.
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