Liwa, Fazah Castle is one of the historical and archaeological monuments

in the Wilayat of Liwa. It is located between the foothills of the village of Fazah, one of the

mountain villages in the wilaya.

On the right side of the village, the visitor sees a magnificent tower of the 17th century of

Fazah Castle, which is part of the historical monuments that attract visitors from inside and

outside the Sultanate. To reach the castle, one has to pass through the narrow roads of

palm groves, Ghaf trees and surrounding houses.

Ahmed bin Said al-Raisi, tourist representative of the castle, said,” The Castle of Fazah is

one of the old castles built in the late seventeenth century and was used for defence and

protection. It consists of three floors and a control tower. The castle contains 12 rooms

used for different purposes. The ground floor contains four rooms and stores and guest

room.”

He told Oman News Agency (ONA) that the people who eyewitness this castle said that

there is an eight-kilometer tunnel linking the castle with the Village of Dhab’een, which has a

long history associated with it and also contains very old observation towers.

When you reach the roof of the castle you can see spectacular views of palm trees, farms

and houses surrounding the castle, as well as mountainous terrain and their dark color.

In the glorious reign of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, the Castle of Fazah was

maintained and restored in 2004 and the restoration work continued for two years, after

which it was opened for visitors from inside and outside the wilaya.

The castle is currently used for official occasions, such as holidays where the people

gather every morning in front of the castle yard and exchange greetings and friendly

conversations, along with folk arts, such as Razha, in addition to eating local Omani food,

including a local food named “Al Orsiya”

It is worth mentioning that the Village of “Fazah ” in the Wilayat of Liwa is about fifteen

kilometers from the centre of the city, westward of Liwa roundabout, passing through many

developmental projects in the wilaya, including the recently opened ” The Rehabilitation

Centre for Children with Disabilities,”, “Cultural Centre” and “Al Salam Sporting Club ” and “

Liwa Public Park “, as well as Al Batinah Expressway to reach the Village of” Fazah”.

The Wilayat of Liwa in the Governorate of North Al Batinah, is famous for a number of

tourist attractions and heritage. It is about 250 km away from the capital Muscat. It has

mountainous nature and sea environment, along with a number of castles and forts that

remained witness to the age of the ancestors.

Source: Oman News Agency