Birkat Al Mauz

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Heimat vieler Bananenplantagen

Birkat Al Mauz ist ein kleiner Ort etwas abseits der alten Straße von Muscat nach Nizwa. Übersetzt bedeutet der Name „See der Bananen“, da sich in der Gegend zahlreiche Bananenplantagen befinden. Dort befindet sich auch das kürzlich restaurierte Fort Bait Al Redidah. Birkat Al Mauz ist zudem das Tor zum Saiq-Plateau auf dem Jebel Akhdar.

Sheltered in the hinge between plain and mountain, this pretty village has retained much of its aged charm (despite recent modernisation). Birkat Al Mawz roughly translates as ‘Banana Pool’, an appropriate name as a drive through the village plantation will reveal.  There are several interesting things to see, including a fort, an active falaj (irrigation channel), some interesting old buildings that are in the process of being saved from ruin, and a thick plantation of date palms that invite a quiet stroll. The village also offers practical assistance to visitors heading up the mountain such as 4WD hire, supermarkets and camping supplies.