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Al Hoota Caves

Al Hoota Cave is located at the foot of Jabal Shams, in the vicinity of the Tanuf Valley in Al Hamra district. It is more than 5km long traversed by underground River. 
The Omani Ministry of Tourism have undertaken an initiative to make the lower part of the cave an environmentally sound tourist attraction. A socio-economic development approach aiming to contribute to the welfare of the locals.
Al Hoota Cave is situated in the vicinity of the ancient silversmith town Nizwa and the world heritage site Bahla. It is one of the largest cave systems in the world and was opened to the public in 2006 for the first time. In October 2007 the exhibition in the visitor centre opened it's gates, imparting knowledge about local geology and the formation of Al Hoota Cave.  
Not many cool photos here as photography was not permitted. We appreciated (though regretted) the tour guide’s honesty – you can buy post cards in the museum shop – it’s how we fund the site? 

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