TIXIK.com » Castles » Oman » Dhofar » Taqah » Khor Rori

Khor Rori, Oman - travel guide

Arrival dateDeparture date

Compare Hotel Prices

Open in a new window:

Khor Rori: Hotel Price Tracker
Khor Rori Map Khor Rori hotels map

Related topics

Khor Rori: Photos

Featured Hotels in Khor Rori

View all »

Khor Rori: Travel guide - tips for trips, the best restaurants, tourism

Khor Rori Map Trip planner
Best hotels in the close vicinity, Cheapest accommodation, Google satellite map, Tourist map of the region, Bike routes, Trip planner, Khor Rori and transport

Tourist information and destination rating

Category: Castles , Local time: 18:58:25, Address: Dhofar, Oman

Khor Rori, also called Sumhuram, is an archaeological area and ruins of a fortified port town in Oman . Excavations were done at the end of the 19th century, about 40 km from the city of Salalah in the Dhofar region in Oman. The Khor Rori is an evidence of the settlement as early as in the 4th century BC. The town was the easternmost outpost of the Hadramawt Kingdom on the incense route between the Mediterranean Sea, the Persian Gulf and India. The Khor Rori was an important port on the coast of Dhofar, and one of the major trading centers whose main commodity was incense. The city gate with inscriptions, the temple of the god Sin, and warehouses which were built for the purposes of incense trade are still preserved. The Khor Rori used to be protected by walls 4.5 m high and 3m wide. The walls were surrounding the city with an area of 7000 m2. The Khor Rori is situated near a freshwater lagoon, where - according to a legend, the Palaces of Queen of Sheba used to be. Archaeological findings revealed containers with incense, an altar, and a relief where you will identify a bull and a sculpture of a girl playing the flute.

Information and Facts

GPS: 17.0388, 54.4344
Altitude: 21 m
Type of building:
Foundation (year):
URL - admission fee:
URL - opening hours:
How is the building used now?:
Was is ruler's property?:
Current state:
Is the facility available for the public? :
Services and possible activities:
Last update: Oct 19, 2012 7:25:35 PM

The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet

This information is provided by the community of TIXIK users and is waiting for confirmation by the owner.

The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Attrractions: library

Is it a mistake? Will you help us to correct it?

Khor Rori: Reviews

Anything missing? Feel free to add your review of Khor Rori. Thank you for any comments.

Cities around

Salalah (37km)

Webmap: 1 2 3 | Affiliate programme