Stal village, attractive Omani tourist destination

Published on : Friday, June 17, 2016

Omani tourist destinationThe attractive tourism potentials of Stal village in Wadi Bani Kharous in the Wilayat of Al Awabi in Governorate of South Al Batinah has made it a favourite among tourists visiting Oman.

 
Stal village is about 13 kilometres from the centre of the Wilayat of Al Awabi. It is characterised by its mild summers and cold winters, according to Oman News Agency (ONA).

 
The village is famous for various types of agricultural crops such as date palm trees of various kinds, as well as lemon, onion, garlic, sesame, barley, corn, wheat, quince, bitter orange and other crops that constitute a source of income for the villagers.

 
There are two Falaj “ancient irrigation system” in the village, the first is “Mana’a'” and the other is ”Stal” which is used by the villagers to irrigate their farms and in their daily use.
There are several important historical monuments left by the imams and scholars, who were born in the village. There are three mosques in A’Saloot neighbourhood, located in the far north of the village, which were built during the reign of Imam A’Salt bin Malik al-Kharousi.

 
There are also several old houses, such as “Al Gharraq,” which is located near Al Falaj. It is built of mud and stones and the villagers think that it dates back to more than 200 years, in addition to “Al Sabah House,” which is located at the entrance of the old neighbourhood. It was built of stones and mud and has two floors and the villagers think that it dates back to more than 150 years.

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