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Grand Canyon description and photos - Oman: Nyzwa. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Grand Canyon.
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The deepest canyon in the Middle East and the second deepest in the world after the Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA, is located in Oman. Locals call it Wadi Gul, and foreigners call it the Grand Canyon.
It is located near the Jebel Shams peak, the highest peak in Oman (3009 m), which in Russian tradition has the name Esh-Sham. This mountain is part of the Hajar Mountains. In principle, it can be climbed on a dirt road by car. The steep road runs parallel to the canyon for some time, so not every driver can handle it. Tourists are usually taken to an observation deck called the Balcony. An abyss opens under it. Far below, machines resembling single-minded insects follow through the wadis, and above them the rocky slopes of the Hajar mountains soar to the blue sky. You can endlessly look down and uncontrollably click the shutter of the camera.
However, tourists will find one more entertainment. In the mountains of Oman, there are wild goats that easily find their way into seemingly impassable piles of rocks. Their trails have been turned into several trekking routes. The easiest one, called W6, starts from the village of Al Hitaym and leads along the mountainside to the abandoned village of Sab Bani Khamis. Stone houses are built on mountain ledges, and next to it, right above the cliffs, there are grounds for growing vegetables. Most likely, residents fled their homes due to frequent droughts.
The second route - W4 - leads to the top of Jebel Shams mountain. It's impossible to get there by car, since there is a military base on it. But it's quite possible to walk on foot. The road is difficult and requires serious physical training.
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