Fun swimming in the deep blue wonderful water pools, Wadi Al Hoqain it’s about 1 hour and 15 minutes driving from Muscat once we reach there walk over the Wadi slopes which is not too high and easy walk up to the end and where is the tunnels of Wadi Al Hoqain, then the hike starts from the tunnels which include some easy swimming, then no hike any more only swim in beautiful marvelous water pools till we reach the end then go back to cars.
From The Wadi we will visit Al Hazm Fort located in the town of Al Hazm in the Wilayat of Rustaq in the Al Batinah region it’s very near from Wadi Al Hoqain, The great military stronghold of Al Hazm makes full use of traditional Omani defensive features such as the huge wooden gate, secret escape tunnels, dungeons, cannon towers and slots on the upper floors and there are troughs above the main entrance to pour boiling oil or honey on the rushing attackers.
It was built by Imam Sultan bin Saif Al Yarubi, son of Imam Saif bin Sultan, nicknamed “The Land of the Land” in 1711 AD. He made Al Hazm his capital when he moved to it from Rustaq. It contains his tomb where he was buried. It was restored by the Ministry in 1996.
Architecturally, the fort is characterized by the absence of any timber in its ceilings, which are round arches fixed on cylinders – columns – and the width of one wall – the wall – is not less than three meters. The fortress has several huge doors that do not meet with a single corridor, and it has several Portuguese and Spanish archaeological cannons with a range of 70 kilometers. It is characterized by the presence of several special stairs for climbing horses, in addition to secret passages, each of which is two meters wide and two meters high, and these are passages that spread on the four sides of the fortress to exit after that to the city. Al Hazm Fort also has a number of rooms that were used to teach the Noble Qur’an, science, and religious knowledge. The fort penetrates a falaj or flowing water. The area of the fort is Length: 40 m – Width: 40 m – Total area: 1600 square meters.
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