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Once a village

Tanuf ruins sit between Nizwa and Bahla (roughly). If you are going to Nizwa or Bahla it is worth... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2018
Richard B
,
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
via mobile
Amazing remains

Very easy to travel to by car. Very quiet roads near by. Great ruins to explore. So much to see in... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
carlafaulder
,
Muscat, Oman
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Located near Bahla and Nizwa, the Tanuf Ruins are the remains of Oman's Imamate Rebellion of the 1950s.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good42%
  • Average29%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Nizwa, Oman
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Tanuf ruins sit between Nizwa and Bahla (roughly). If you are going to Nizwa or Bahla it is worth swinging by Tanuf to see the old village. The village has working underground waterways that are a timely reminder that an advanced irrigation system brought life...More

2  Thank Richard B
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Very easy to travel to by car. Very quiet roads near by. Great ruins to explore. So much to see in such a small area. Some litter is there so try to have a carrier bag with you to take some away and help preserve...More

Thank carlafaulder
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Visited this place as part of a day trip to Nizwa and was happy to see the place as there are not many places like this one can explore. But at the same time I was disheartened as there seems to be nothing done to...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

This is a undeveloped site but it is very quiet and you can wander round as you like. The mosque has been rebuilt and it is interesting to see how it might have looked in its time. There are some examples of the local water...More

1  Thank KarynW42
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Interesting ruins but, in my opinion, Al-Hambra's are much more interesting. Al Hambra is quite close, so you can visit both of them.

1  Thank XavierBB33
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

The old Tanuf town was destroyed by a British air attack in the 50s during a civil war, offering opportunity for reflection The ruins are very suggestive and the neighbouring Wadi Tanuf is worth a detour

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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

We stopped here briefly having read reviews here. It's worth a quick visit but read up before you go because it hasn't been developed as a tourist site. You literally walk along the streets of a village that was bombed and has barely been cleared...More

Thank Paul M
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

The lost city.... Old Tanuf was destroyed with several 1000 pound bombs by the British in the mid 1950s.Some of the bombs are still there, as are the graves of the many non-militant women and children who were killed while in their homes. Two planes,...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

Recommended to visit for historical information about Oman. No entry fee. Good place to see and visit.

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Tanuf ruins are near the tanuf springs. There is nothing in the ruins to go specially to see them. While going to tanuf springs one can spend few minutes here and take a few photographs.

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