Al Hazm Travel Guide

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    view from Hazm fort of township
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Al Hazm Things to Do

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    by TomorrowsAngel Written Jul 2, 2003

    Hazm Fort is an outstanding example of Omani Islamic architecture and was built in 1711AD by Imam Sultan bin Seif (the 2nd.) when he established Al Hazm town as a capital of Oman instead of Rustaq.
    The Castle is distinctive from other Omani castle and forts because of its magnificent shapes and massive size. The fort's roof is built on columns, and contains no wooden supports. Its walls can withstand great impact, being no less than 3m thick.
    It contains the tomb of its builder/Imam Sultan bin Seif (the 2nd).
    It was restored by the Ministry in 1996.

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Al Hazm Restaurants

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    by TomorrowsAngel Written Jul 3, 2003

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    Al fresco dining with food handpicked as you watch, even choose your own tree

    Favorite Dish: khalas dates and gawa (Arabic coffee)

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Al Hazm Warnings and Dangers

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    by TomorrowsAngel Written Jul 3, 2003

    If you are going to try and invade a fort, be careful.
    There is an ancient tradition of pouring boiling hot date syrup through vents above doorways onto intruders.
    You have been warned!

    vent above main door to Al Hazm Fort
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Al Hazm Off The Beaten Path

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    by TomorrowsAngel Written Jul 3, 2003

    When you go to visit Al Hazm fort, see if you can spot the elusive climbing baba.
    He very kindly offered to climb up one of palm trees beside Al Hazm fort and get us some ymmy khalas dates to eat!
    They were damn fine!

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