Thursday, 6 August 2015

7 Amazing Caves You May Never Have Heard Of


Caves in Oman vary in terms of type, length, size and geographic formations. Annually they attract a large number of speleologists.

Dhofar Governorates contain a large number of caves, some of which have springs near them. In former times, residents of the mountains areas used the caves as abodes and safe havens from the vagaries of weather and nature.

In this article, we will show you 7 amazing caves in Oman you may never have heard of:

1 - Al Kittan Cave:
Located in Ibri State, the Ad Dhahirah region - 8km from Ibri. The cave's uniqueness lies in its extreme luminosity which looks like marble, earning it the name "the marble cave".

2- AlHoota Cave: 
Lies in the southern part of Al Jabal Al Akhdar (The Green Mountain), about two hours drive away from Muscat and half an hour from Nizwa. The cave extends for 5 kilometres underground, but it may only be accessed from a distance of 860 metres ending at Cave Lake.

3- AlHoota Cave Lake: 
Located at the end of a footpath. It is 20 metres deep, but there are many parts whose depths surpasses that. 

4- Majlis Al Jinn Cave:
Out of sight in the heart of brown hills located at the foothills of the eastern Al Hajar Mountains hides one of the greatest and most beautiful natural wonders.

5- Muqal Cave:
Located in Wadi Bani Khalid in the Ash Sharqiyah Region, near the famous water pools in Muqal region. Your eyes will be captivated by the beautiful rock formation.

6- Abu Habban Cave
Located in Willayat Dimma and At Tayyin in the Ash Sharqiyah Region, at a distance of 10 kilometres from the centre of the state to the east, it is characterised by the presence of many rock formations of varying colours.

7- Al Marnif Cave: 
Lies in Shatti Al Mughsayl area about 40 kilometres from Salalah. The sound of the gushing water lends the place a unique ambience of its own.

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