(November 21, 2015) – Past lunch time, we ascended to the highest peak in Oman, Jabal Shams, known as the Sun Mountain.
On the foothills of the mountain, we saw young omani boys selling their handmade products made of goat’s skin and hair. We brought the key holder as a souvenir.
When we reached the viewing deck, we took a lot of photos. My parents and brother are acrophobic and can’t stand to see the stunning view of the mountain ridges or grand canyon below.
This is my second time to visit Jabal Shams, the first one was in 2011 when it was very cold while we spent one night camping. I was thinking that if only we have so much time, then we can set up a camping activity here for my parents and brother to experienced the coldness of the weather at night time and the beauty of clouds hovering the mountain deck in the early morning.
Then, we visited one of the mountain resorts, the Jabal Shams Hotel. We met one Filipino staff who was stationed at the convenience store. We allow the kids to play around the area.
After sometime, we descended back to Nizwa to have our dinner in a local restaurant where they serve the delicious mandi and biryani chicken and muttons.
It was almost 7PM when we left Nizwa, the whole day was exhausting but it was memorable. I am glad my parents visited this place which I thought would happen only in my dreams.