Land of Frankincense
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- Land of FrankincenseMember ofLocal CultureAdventure TravelersFirst to ReviewDec 18, 2013
Some of the most impressive ruins of the once hustling and bustling seaport that the lucrative frankincense trade built are found in Salalah's Al Balid, Land of Frankincense Museum. Ibn Battuta, the Arab version of Marco Polo, hung his hat here for a spell before moving on to the far east and while I'm not too hot on museums this one is actually pretty interesting (that must be the reason there's no cameras allowed, I suppose). The surrounding ruins of Al Balid, just outside the entrance to the museum make for a pleasant stroll at sunset.