Nizwa is the oldest city and capital city of Oman proper. It is the center of Trade. For centuries it was a seat of traditional Islamic scholarship and was thought to be so antagonistic to outsiders. Nowadays the city is more popular for date agriculture, the most extremely cost varieties of which are khalas (moist and sticky dates with butter-caramel taste) and khunaizi (most sugary in taste). It is situated at the foot of the Hajar Mountains and can be a remarkable base for day visits into the mountains or close by watercourses.
Next to Muscat, It is the top most city visited by most foreigners. “Muscat and Oman” was the name used to describe the country before 1970 – Muscat as capital and Oman might be called as Oman outback. The Interior is the kernel of traditional Oman. The new cities that grew up down Highway 15 may create an illusion of the present but only little steps of the road lie very old villages.
Nizwa Fort is distinct from other forts in Oman because the cylindrical shape of its main tower seems to be the largest in Oman. It has 7 wellsprings, numerous prisons, and trial ground. Nizwa is about a 1-hour drive from Muscat and it can be made as a one-day trip to Nizwa Souq (Oldest souq in Oman), Misfat Al Abriyeen (Oman’s Mud Village), or several other places in the interior of Oman.