Sur (صور‎‎ in Arabic) is a city of 120000 inhabitants located along the coast in central Oman, located 160 km southeast of Muscat. It is the capital of the Ash Sharqiyah region. Sur has an attractive coastal corniche road, two forts and is a convenient base from which to explore the region. South of Sur there is a large lagoon and on the other side, the city of Al Ayjah. Since the 6th century Sur has been a centre for the trade with East Africa and later also with India. After the 19th century Sur experienced a period of decline due to the loss of the slave trade and the opening of the Suez channel. The Sunaysilah castle was built in the 18th century on a hill overlooking Sur and measures 30m x 35m. The Bilad Sur castle is 200 years old and has four towers.

01 White mosque 02 Sur 03 Sur panoramic view 04 Sunaysilah castle
05 Sunaysilah castle 06 Sunaysilah castle 07 Cannon 08 Sunaysilah castle 09 Cannon
10 Sunaysilah castle 11 Sunaysilah castle 12 Playing soccer on the beach 13 Sur beach restaurant 14 Sur sea restaurant
15 White cars 16 Grocery 17 Sur beach restaurant 18 Sur waterfront
19 Waterfront and lagoon 20 Sur waterfront
21 Waterfront and lagoon 22 Bilad Sur castle 23 Bilad Sur castle 24 Al-Ayjah bridge
25 Doner kebab 26 Restaurant 27 Man having dinner 28 Highway rest area 29 Coast near Sur
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