Are you looking for ways to enjoy Oman sightseeing? Well, while holidaying in Oman staying at a hotel or resort such as Alila Jabal Akhdar, you can plan a day trip to Wadi Ghul – Oman’s Grand Canyon. It will surely be quite a treat that you would cherish your entire life. When you reach the top of Jebel Shams Mountain which is the tallest mountain in Oman, you can see a flat area just beneath the summit which runs up to 1 kilometre straight down that goes up to Wadi Ghul, Oman’s Grand Canyon. The top of Jebel Shams sits as a balcony from where you can see the entire stretch of Wadi Ghul. It is an enchanting view that awaits you below with rock formations and fascinating layers in the age old rock to provide you a bird’s eye view of an out of this world picture. Nothing like driving down the road to Wadi Ghul with hairpin bends and sharp edge-of-the-cliff turns and it is best that you take a 4WD jeep to go down the well maintained wide road.
Wadi Ghul is the deepest canyon located in the entire Middle East and also the second deepest canyon in the world coming second after Arizona’s Grand Canyon in USA. When you drive through the road to Wadi Ghul you can spot the Ghul village that lies on the far side of the valley with a cluster of traditional homes made of mud thatched brick constructed into the mountainside. There are tiny plots of date plantations and farms with vegetables and fruits that stand out with its lush greenery amidst the orange mountains. You can also visit an abandoned Ghul village where you can find the entrance of the trailhead for trekking. The former inhabitants of this village have shifted to urban homes to find easy access to send their children to schools in urban areas.
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