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Fascinating old port

This is a fascinating place which is quite well-preserved. Walking around the ruins you can... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Brighton, United Kingdom
Unrestored old city giving you a glimpse back in time - lovely setting

Unlike so many forts which have been restored, this is an original old ruined city, set on top of a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brighton, United Kingdom
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49 Sumhuram Street, Salalah 211, Oman
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Sumhuram archaeological site is a UNESCO world heritage site. The ancient site is built in the area of Khor Rori - (Near Wadi Darbat). Visit the gallery within the site to see some of the 3 rd Century BC to 1 St century AD finds...More

4  Thank Shefeekkk
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 16 February 2013

The city is a good place to visit and understand the history, but the facilities there are not so attractive, because the road leading to the city is not a smooth one, as it is not asphalted, there is less movement of people so it...More

3  Thank NizwaAli
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a fascinating place which is quite well-preserved. Walking around the ruins you can appreciate the defences of the city and its ready access to the sea as well as to fresh water coming down from the mountains. There is an interesting visual presentation...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unlike so many forts which have been restored, this is an original old ruined city, set on top of a hill overlooking the natural ports and estuary, Really interesting - No escape from the sun while you are here so cover up.

Thank MikeFo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very interesting place and ruins to visit. Well worth the drive from Salalah. a bit expensive though to enter.

Thank 548michaelc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Closed on our first attempt and not initially told that they were not taking visitors due to systems not working the following day, we were lucky that we were allowed in. The old city sits on top of a small hill looking down on the...More

Thank WeyTraveller
Reviewed 3 October 2018

It is a nice archaeological site with a very interesting history attached to it since Oman is known to be among the few leading countries in discovering countries and making great ships sailing through oceans and seas to all four corners of the world. There...More

Thank SafaRaie
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Very informative. Go into the information centre first as there is a short film (available in different languages) explaining all about the Old City - this helps to identify the areas when walking around.

Thank kimbK820RN
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

With 48 hours to spend in Salalah and sumhurum old city was one of the places to visit in my itinerary. Around 20 minutes from the rotana where we were staying , this site is filled with history. They charge an entry fee of RO2...More

Thank Deepee K
Reviewed 3 September 2018

We appreciated being able to explore at our own pace. There is a visitor centre next door, where you can read up about the city and watch a video (but we couldn't find an English version of the video), and then wander about the old...More

Thank roosterza
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Sumhuram old city is good to see, but if you are not interested in archeology and visiting unesco protected site, you can skip this place.

Thank Saibhuvi b
Reviewed 10 August 2018

its will be nice to visit while you are in Dhofar. the best time is wither in the Khareef Season or in Winter

Thank Sea Eagles T
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