Khasab Castle, Musandam


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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


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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


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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


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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


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View of a cannon inside the Khasab Castle. Photo - Mrudu Naik/Times of Oman


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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


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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


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A view of the exhibits of a household in Musandam. Photo - Mrudu Naik/Times of Oman


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Clayware showcased inside the historical castle. Photo - Mrudu Naik/Times of Oman


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The renovated museum displaying various handicrafts and archaeological collections in Musandam Governorate. Photo - Mrudu Naik/Times of Oman



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