Al Shuraijah Terrace Village - Jebal Akhdar - Oman ....{by Bassam}

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Jebal Akhdar is packed with culture, history, nature and friendly Omani' s. With the temperature being considerably (around 10 C) cooler than it is at sea level it makes a perfect day trip or overnight camp.

The Jebel Akhdar, meaning The Green Mountain, is part of the Al Hajar Mountains range in Oman, which extends about 300 km (186 mi) northwest to southeast, between 50–100 km (31-62 mi) inland from the Gulf of Oman coast. It is one of Oman’s most spectacular areas. The highest point, Jabal Shams (the mountain of the sun), is around 3,000 metres (around 9,800 feet) high. It is the highest point in Oman and the whole of eastern Arabia. It comprises the central section of the Al Hajar Mountains range, and is located around 150 km (93 mi) from Muscat.

Terraces of Jebal Akhdar The range is mostly desert, but at higher altitudes it receives around 300 mm (12 in) of precipitation annually, moist enough to allow the growth of shrubs and trees and support agriculture. It is this that gives the mountains their 'green' name. Cool summers provide the visitor with fresh air surrounded by breathtaking stones. The area is about 2 hours drive from Nizwa and is famous for its traditional rose water extraction and agricultural products including pomegranate, apricot, peach and walnut. The Jebel is mostly inhabited by the ancient Arab tribe Bani Riyam (al Riyamy) Pop.( approx. 14,000 ). However most descendants of the tribe are now in nearby towns Such as Nizwa, Izki and some inhabit Ibra.

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Comments (47)

EdwardTurJ on December 26, 2011

Wonderful view!
Greetings from Czernowitz in Ukraine, Edward

Bassam Jayousi on January 2, 2012

Thank you Edward for visit, nice comment & for Like31

Wish you a Happy New Year 2012


gegè on February 8, 2012

Beautiful view and composition. I like it. Greetings, gegè.

Bassam Jayousi on February 11, 2012

gege, thank you very much for visit, nice comment and for the Like33

Best wishes, Bassam

cristi comsa on February 24, 2012

foarte frumoase locuri!LIKE!

Bassam Jayousi on February 25, 2012

Cristi Comsa, thank you very much for visit, nice comment and for the Like34.

Best wishes, Bassam

Újvári.Zsuzsi on November 17, 2013

Fantastic view!

Like + Fav!

Greetings from Budapest, Zsuzsi

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 10, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Bassam Jayousi
    • Camera: SONY DSC-T70
    • Taken on 2011/12/03 14:48:45
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 6.33mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash