Riyam Park, Muscat, Muscat Governorate, Oman
The lush green park of Al Riyam lies at the eastern end of the Muttrah Corniche and offers enchanting views of the harbor from the massive ornate incense burner. Set in a picturesque setting, the park’s unique landscape attracts hordes of visitors. A haven of greenery, take some time to admire the alluring appeal of this park.
The park is exceptionally planned and is perched on a tiny peninsula with two steep hills. One cradle the remnants of the ancient Portuguese watch tower and the other hill is placed inland, coroneted with a newly built sheer white watch tower that looks like an incense burner, synonymous to Muscat’s identity.
This ornamental tower is the main attraction of the park that draws locals and tourists offering a grand view of the Muscat city extending from Muttrah to Old Muscat. Al Riyam Park comes along the path of a popular trail that once linked the Muttrah area with Muscat’s old walled city.
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