Beauty has an address ~ Oman
Al Jabal Al Akhdhar Sanctuary for Natural Sceneries
This rises to a height of 2,980 metres and is famous for its
wide plateau close to the summit. The journey from Muscat to Al Jabal Al
Akhdar takes about two hours and can only be undertaken by four-wheel
Al Jabal Al Akhdar is known for its
Mediterranean climate. Temperatures drop during winter to below zero
Celsius, with snow falling at times, and rise in summer to 22 degrees
Celsius. Due to its location and unique weather, the Green Mountain
produces a variety of fruits, such as apricots, plums, figs, grapes,
apples and pears, as well as almonds, walnuts and saffron. The
pomegranate that grows here is classified among the finest of its kind
in the world.
Spread across the mountain are many
Omani villages. Villagers have dug terraces in some parts of the
mountain for growing crops.