Bahla is an ancient city in the northern part of Oman, not far
from Muscat. It was founded at an oasis for caravans and travellers
to stop and rest on their desert journey, and was the capital of
Oman between the 12th and 17th Centuries. The famous Bahla Fort, a
UNESCO World Heritage Site, dates back to 1,000 BC, and remains the
city's most popular attraction. Bahla has a rich tradition of
pottery, and you can still see potters working at their kilns - and
haggling over their wares!