Castle of Fazah Standing testament to history

LIWA: Fazah Castle is one of the historical and archaeological monuments in the Wilayat of Liwa. It is located between the foothills of the village of Fazah, one of the mountain villages in the wilaya.
On the right side of the village, the visitor sees a magnificent tower of the 17th century of Fazah Castle, which is part of the historical monuments that attract visitors from inside and outside the Sultanate.
To reach the castle, one has to pass through the narrow roads of palm groves, Ghaf trees and surrounding houses.
Ahmed bin Said al Raisi, tourist representative of the castle, said, “the Castle of Fazah is one of the oldest castles built in the late seventeenth century and was used for defence and protection. It consists of three floors and a control tower. The castle contains 12 rooms used for different purposes. The ground floor contains four rooms and stores and guest room.”
It also contains very old observation towers and an eight-kilometre tunnel linking the castle with the Village of Dhab’een, which has a long history associated with it.
When you reach the roof of the castle you can see spectacular views of palm trees, farms and houses surrounding the castle, as well as mountainous terrain.
In the glorious reign of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos, the Castle of Fazah was maintained and restored in 2004 and the restoration work continued for two years, after which it was opened for visitors.
The castle is currently used for occasions, such as holidays where the people gather every morning in front of the castle yard and exchange greetings and friendly conversations, along with folk arts, such as Razha.
The village of Fazah in the Wilayat of Liwa is about fifteen kilometres from the centre of the city, westward of Liwa roundabout, passing through many developmental projects in the wilaya, including the recently opened The Rehabilitation Centre for Children with Disabilities, Cultural Centre and Al Salam Sporting Club, and Liwa Public Park, as well as Al Batinah Expressway to reach the Village of Fazah.
The Wilayat of Liwa in the Governorate of North Al Batinah, is famous for a number of tourist attractions and heritage. It is about 250 km away from the capital Muscat. It has mountainous nature and sea environment, along with a number of castles and forts that remained witness to the age of the ancestors. — ONA