Frankincense Land…

Al Baleed

Come explore Al Baleed (Photo: Emily O’Dell)

While doing research in Salalah in the south of Oman near the Yemeni border, I visited the archaeological ruins of Al Baleed (8th century to 16th century AD). The archaeological park of Al Baleed was directly next to my hotel (Anantara) — so at sunset, my friend and I took a lovely golf cart ride around this enormous site on the sea.


Ruins at sunset (Photo: Emily O’Dell)

The park is also host to the “Museum of the Frankincense Land” dedicated to the history of Oman (well-curated, high quality, no photos allowed). If you visit Salalah, definitely plan a visit to these impressive ruins and the adjacent museum.

Land of Frankincense​ ​Museum (Photo: Emily O'Dell)

Land of Frankincense​ ​Museum (Photo: Emily O’Dell)

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