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Address: Near Mutrah, Oman

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Incense burner shaped watch tower

This is one of the rarest watch towers which has a incense burner shape rather than a tower. This stands tall in the premises of Riyam park facing the Mutrah souq or corniche... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
Hyderabad, India

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Delray Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 409 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Incense Burner Lookout Tower, Built to Celebrate Oman's 20th National Day, Riyam Park, Muscat, Oman. It overlooks the Muscat harbor.

Thank Rschagrin
Hyderabad, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This is one of the rarest watch towers which has a incense burner shape rather than a tower. This stands tall in the premises of Riyam park facing the Mutrah souq or corniche. Nice place for few good pics. Keep in mind that entry to top is restricted

Thank ArvindYerram
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Walk past Mattrah Souk, down the corniche until you've reached Al Riyam park where there you'll find the pearl on top of a mountain and two forts on different mountains. The only fort accessible to public is the watch tower. Walk up the watchtower, be careful because the stops are steep, until you reached the top and see ancient cannons.... More 

1 Thank Ahmed M
Muscat, Oman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016

This is a small tower opposite the Riyam Park. The Riyam Park incense burner is visible from here. My friends from my photography group and I had visited this place during one of our first photo walks. Nice place to see 2 canons near Muttrah and capture few good pictures.

1 Thank alanjoro
Maputo, Mozambique
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2015

Very plain and straight-forward. It was made to watch and help protected the the port. Good stair climb opportunity. Nice views from the top of the stairs. The canons inside add that touch of authenticity. Helps you see the lay of the land. Not a "must see" but a nice diversion from eating and close to souk.

1 Thank Al M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2012

It looks really charming standing watch over the lovely old Muscat city (Muttrah) but I believe its not open to the public (the door of the stairs leading up was locked). It looks lovely at night with its lights on and is a good subject for photography. Its easily visible from the corniche.

2 Thank FareehaM
Manama, Bahrain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2011

Had to jump a fence to get to the watch tower because it is permanently closed. Abused by local gent for doing so.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2008

This disused look-out is a short distance from Muttrah bazaar and is accessed from behind a derelict cafe. Park in the cafe car park and go behind the old cafe to access the steep steps (hundreds of them) to climb to the top. Views from here are fantastic and look out over the harbour and inland to the park. Worth... More 

5 Thank John G

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