Khasab Castle, Musandam


Share 
10 photos

1

No Image
The majestic Khasab Castle in the heart of the town, adding elegance to the Governorate of Musandam's regional centre. Photo - Mrudu Naik/Times of Oman


2

No Image
Omanis built the present Khasab Castle on the ruins of the old Castle constructed by the Portuguese in seventeenth century, according to Oman's Ministry of Tourism website. Photo - Mrudu Naik/Times of Oman


3

No Image
Some parts of the old castle are still visible through the circular tower that stands in the middle of the castle. The present castle has four strongholds. Photo - Mrudu Naik/Times of Oman


4

No Image
The tower which has been renovated into a museum for displaying various handicrafts and archaeological collections in Musandam Governorate. Photo - Mrudu Naik/Times of Oman


5

No Image
View of a cannon inside the Khasab Castle. Photo - Mrudu Naik/Times of Oman


6

No Image
Musandam is renowned for its beautiful wooden boats, three distinct types known as Battil Bahwy, Battil Salq and Zaruqah, which continue to be made in the boatyards of Khasab and Kumzar. Photo - Mrudu Naik/Times of Oman


7

No Image
Bait al Qufl (House of the Lock) is a form of architecture unique to Musandam. It evolved as a means of safeguarding vital supplies and household possessions during periods of migration. A small wooden door served as the only means of entry, secured by two different locking mechanisms during sustained period of absence. The interior was designed to accommodate jars of water and dates which were placed in Bait al Qufl at the early stages of the construction. Photo - Mrudu Naik/Times of Oman


8

No Image
A view of the exhibits of a household in Musandam. Photo - Mrudu Naik/Times of Oman


9

No Image
Clayware showcased inside the historical castle. Photo - Mrudu Naik/Times of Oman


10

No Image
The renovated museum displaying various handicrafts and archaeological collections in Musandam Governorate. Photo - Mrudu Naik/Times of Oman



Post a Comment

Did you like this section? Leave a comment!
Your Name : Your Email Address :
Your Comment :
Enter Image Text:
 
No Comments Posted



No Image
World in Pictures - July 26
No Image
Getting ready for the Eid festivities
No Image
Collection showcasing "Royal Childhood" at the Buckingham Palace
No Image
World in Pictures - July 25
No Image
World in Pictures - July 23
No Image
Show of support for Gaza at Palestinian embassy in Muscat
No Image
World in Pictures - July 22
No Image
World in Pictures - July 21
No Image
World in Pictures - July 20
No Image
Ramadan cements Islamic bonds
No Image
Israeli aggression in Gaza kills civilians, shocks the world
No Image
World reacts to Malaysia Airlines MH 17 crash
No Image
World in Pictures - July 17
No Image
World in Pictures - July 16
No Image
World in Pictures - July 15
No Image
FIFA World Cup 2014: Germany welcomes World Cup heroes
No Image
World in Pictures - July 14
No Image
FIFA World Cup 2014: Argentina vs Germany
No Image
FIFA World Cup 2014: Closing Ceremony
No Image
FIFA World Cup 2014: Netherlands vs Brazil
No Image
World in Pictures - July 12
No Image
The faithful strengthen holy bond
No Image
FIFA World Cup 2014: Argentina vs Netherlands
No Image
World in Pictures - July 9
No Image
FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014: Brazil vs Germany
No Image
World in Pictures - July 8
No Image
World in Pictures - July 7
No Image
World in Pictures - July 6
No Image
FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014: Netherlands vs Costa Rica
No Image
FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014: Argentina vs Belgium
No Image
World in Pictures - July 5
No Image
FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014: Brazil vs Colombia
No Image
Soccer frenzy reaches a crescendo
No Image
FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014: France vs Germany
No Image
World in Pictures - July 3
No Image
World in Pictures - July 2
No Image
FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014: Belgium vs United States
No Image
FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014: Argentina vs Switzerland
No Image
World in Pictures - July 1
No Image
FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014: Germany vs Algeria
No Image
FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014: France vs Nigeria
No Image
World in Pictures - June 30
No Image
FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014: Greece vs Costa Rica
No Image
FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014: Netherlands vs Mexico
No Image
World in Pictures - June 29
No Image
FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014: Colombia vs Uruguay
No Image
FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014: Brazil vs Chile
No Image
Jugglery and laughter at circus show
No Image
FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014: Russia vs Algeria
No Image
FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014: Belgium vs South Korea