If you yearn for jaw dropping mountain views and an authentic taste of Omani art and culture, Nizwa should be in your travel itinerary. It’s not just the imposing mountains that make Nizwa a unique experience; it’s also the heady mix of conservatism with modernism and the magic of witnessing a city in transition that gives Nizwa a one-of-a-kind status. Even though you cannot completely be care free here, you are sure to enjoy the sprinkle of modernity over a very conservative and traditional mindset.
The minute you enter Nizwa, you can feel the sense of pride in the air; Nizwa has enjoyed an important stature in Oman. When you walk by the Jama Mosque, you tend to understand why this magnanimous structure was once an important centre for Islamic learning. One visit to the souk and you are transported to the days where Nizwa was one of the most important trading centers in the country.
Nizwa is worth so much more than just a day trip. There is so much more to explore in this city. The traditional souks, the beautiful mosques, the lovely traditional food is sure to make you fall in love with the city of Nizwa. The people here are very warm and yet rigid in the way they think. Interacting with them though is a completely different experience. The language is so lovely, that you would love to take back with you a lot more than just souvenirs from this town. So give Nizwa a considerable amount of time to grow on you because it definitely is going to. To fully soak in the beauty of this northern town and experience all that this enchanting city has to offer to you, you will have to come here again and again.
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