View of the surroundings from top of Jabrin Fort
Because Jabrin Fort is built on a flat plain, you could have superb views of the sorroundings flat plain and surrounding mountains on the top of the fort. Part of the view is a cemetary with its wall near to the fort (see photograph).
When approaching Jabrin Fort .....
When you approach Jabrin Fort, you will realise that it is located on a large and flat plain surrounded by mountains. This fort was very important strategically as the soldiers could see 360 degrees on top of the fort for approaching enemies.
Various rooms of the fort
There are many rooms in Jabrin Fort for various daily functions such as sleeping, receiving guests, kitchen, hall, dinning room, prison, gaurd room, store room etc. The fort is also designed in such a way that fresh water could flow through its man-made channels and there is a well for additional water. To have an educational tour, it is better to have a guide to show you around. This photograph shows one of the many guest rooms of the fort.
Being a fort, there are lots of defensive features such as the high & thick walls, cannons, towers and holes for shooting arrows and guns (as shown in this photograph). You can still see some bullet marks on the walls of the fort.
One of the most impressive forts in Oman, Jabrin Fort has some impressive carvings on its balconies and ceilings and is situated overlooking desert plains.
Cannons & Potteries
There are several old cannons on display inside as well as at the entrance of the fort. You will also see some potteries on display.
The courtyard inside Jabrin Fort is very impressive with its beautiful architecture, as shown by this photograph.
Famous wooden ceiling of Jabrin Fort
The wooden ceiling of some of the rooms of Jabrin Fort is famous for its beautiful paintings, which are normally not found in other forts in Oman
Flag of Oman
Oman is very proud of its forts and there is a flag of Oman in major forts such as Jabrin, Nizwa and Nakhl.