Manah has a few old structures including strongholds, towers, mosques and alluring private quarters. Especially great is the old quarter in the town of Harat al Bilad with its customary houses, mosques, wells, springs, edge divider and different highlights. Encircled by date palms, it has been picked by the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom as a commonplace case of Omani design.
The Wilayat of Manah is 160 Kilometers from the Governorate of Muscat and contains eight towns:- Harat al Bilad, Mu’ammad, al Ma’arra, ‘Izz, al Faiqain, al Mahiyul, Abu Nakhilah and Mitan. It verges on the wilayats of Adam toward the south, Izki toward the north and east, and Nizwa toward the west.
The way to Manah diverges the Nizwa-Salalah roadway, however it can likewise be reached by the minor street which connects the towns of al Mahiyul and Zakeet in the Wilayat of lzki. As you approach Manah, you will be welcomed by seeing its gigantic fortifications, including the as of late reestablished stronghold of al Faiqain, and the now-demolished Harat al Bilad with its mud houses, and tangle of arcades and rear entryways. There are three impressive mosques in al Bilad with designed gypsum mihrabs dating from the tenth century AH/sixteenth century AD and engraved with Quranic stanzas. They are al ‘Aali mosque (worked in 909AH/1503 AD), which has as of late been redesigned with Omani sarooj (consumed mud) and has held its unique mihrab, al Ain mosque (worked in 911 AH/1505 AD and al Sharah mosque worked in 922 AH/1516 AD.
Harat al Bilad has more than 300 houses, just as a little souq and conventional workshops including flour plants and sugarcane presses. It is encircled by a cautious divider. Close to its northern door stands the five-celebrated Burj al Juss, which is perhaps the tallest pinnacle in the wilayat. With the progression of time the fifth story has fell, however the staying four stories are as yet standing. While depicting this pinnacle, the pilgrim Wellstead composed of his shock at its amazing stature. There is likewise a round and hollow pinnacle at the southern finish of al Bilad, just as a somewhat demolished post.
Outside Harat al Bilad’s border divider there is a remodeled mosque which is one of the most seasoned and biggest mosques in the Dakhiliyah Governorate.
Al Fiqain Fort is a one of a kind case of Omani engineering at its best. It is more than three stories high and its position bears magnificent perspectives on the old private quarters, palm forests and homesteads of the town of al Fiqain.
In prior occasions the Wilayat of Manah was prestigious for its wheat, and the region from al Figain, Harat al Bilad and Mu’ammad to the close by heap of Jabal Saruj used to be canvassed in falaj-inundated wheat fields with the goal that it resembled a tremendous green floor covering. Proof of the rural past can even now be seen. In those days individuals utilized a stone quern to crush their flour.
They likewise used to develop sugar stick and separated the juice from their yearly yield in customary stick presses. The uncommon matak – a tree with malleable green branches and roots with significant restorative properties – likewise develops in the wilayat and has been embraced as the wilayat’s insignia. Manah has a few aflaj, including the aflaj of al Khatam, al Faiqain, al Musarraj, al Asgharain (or al Sughrain), al Sulaib and al Mahiyul. Falaj Malik (or al Malki) was one of the most punctual aflaj to be delved in the wilayat and hints of its saqiahs (channels) can in any case be found in the town of al Fiqain.
The Wilayat of Manah is in a wide, open zone of level ground specked with trees and plants including sumr, ghaf, harmal and ‘ishriq. A few wild creatures live there including rabbits, foxes and hedgehogs. Groups of livest ck can be seen brushing among the trees