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. www.alhootacave.com
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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