Oman - Nakhl, Burka and Sohar Forts

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April 29th 2008
Published: May 13th 2008EDIT THIS ENTRY

Oman is the land of Forts. Many forts adorn the whole country. We visited a handful ourselves. My favorite: Nakhl Fort. Built into the side of the mountain...the building's elevation rises and falls with the topography of the mountain. Great design skill.

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Burka Fort LookoutBurka Fort Lookout
Burka Fort Lookout

The soldiers used to look out into the Gulf of Oman for invaders through these numerous lookouts on top of the Fort.

31st January 2010

n by the way, i totally agree with what was written abt the horrible conditions of those poor dreamers ( or probably compelled) workers comin from india n pakistan....the situation sucks, indeed...n each time i c such a horrible condition ( especially makin them work in the boilin heat of the summer in construction fields or wherever) is totally non human...n as u mentioned, salaries r cut 2 more than the half just on the pretext that when it's converted into rupees, it'll b more than what they dream of...but they never take it on the basis is that they should b paid accordin 2 what they r doin....i say this even if, thank god, i'm totally our of the question (bein from another nationality...n havin 1 of the best jobs..)...anyway, some action needs 2 b carried out!!!

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