Landscape-tales

Khareef delights

Still the south west monsoon brings magic in the air in the south of the Sultanate of Oman.

My favorite place – Hamran- 30km east of Salalah is in many ways special.

The archaeological site on top of the hill and World War I had water in common. In both era’s the water of Ayn Hamran was used for agriculture. Besides Sumharam, Hamran was also involved in the pre-islamic incense trade. During World War I at the foothills of Hamran hill potatoes were cultivated on demand of the British army fighting at that time in Mesopotamia. Britain relied heavily on oil to keep its dominant navy at sea.

Now, during the Khareef or south west monsoon the place looks like paradise. Still water plays the main role and yes, you are in the Middle east.

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