Two forts in Oman now open to public
January 23, 2018 | 10:45 PM
by Times News Service
Al Khandaq fort

Muscat: The Al Hila and Al Khandaq forts have now been reopened for tourists. The forts were closed after renovation and maintenance work was taken up by the Ministry of Heritage and Culture.

In a statement online, the ministry said, “The project of restoration and maintenance of the Al Khandaq fort started in May 2015. The fort is surrounded by a trench that was used to defend the structure against enemies.

“The design of this historic fort also shows the diversity of architectural models in the Sultanate between the different governorates.”

Al Hillah fort

The renovation and maintenance of the Al Hila Fort in Al Buraimi Governorate has been completed too.

The technical team of the Ministry has been keen on preserving the authenticity and identity of the monument and has used traditional materials and techniques to renovate the forts.

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