Mountain of sun is a mountain located in northeastern Oman . It is the highest mountain of the country and part of Al Hajar Mountains range. It is a popular sightseeing area located 240 km from Muscat . In the summer temperature is around 20 °C and in the winter it drops just above 0 °C.
Al Jabal Al Akhdar
Jebel Akhdar in Arabic means “Green Mountains” and this region of the most verdant outside of Salalah and the Batinah Coast. To go there requires a 4-wheel drive ( and a road permit because of military installations in the area). One of the most scenic areas in Oman, coupled with the friendly local inhabitants, this region is a natural spot for tourism. Points of interest include the towns of Wadi Bani Habib, Saiq and Al Ayn.
Samhan Mountain is one of the most important mountain ranges in the Governorate of Dhofar, with a maximum height of 2,100 metres. Samhan Mountain includes many plateaus punctuated by narrow and deep gorges, some of which are about 1,000 metres deep. Various plants grow in the plain of Jabal Samhan, such as acacia and gum trees. The narrow mountain passes have little water but there are a number of streams, which are an important source of water for most animals found in the region. Besides the Arabian leopard (considered a rare animal), these mountains are home to a number of other mammals such as the Arabian gazelle, foxes and the Nubian ibex.
Lion’s Jaws Gate
This is a mountainous configuration in the form of a lion’s head and is named because of the two rock masses that look like an open lion’s jaw. Traders and sailors used to consider entering through this gate a security measure that shielded them from storms and ocean currents that form at the meeting point of the Sea of Oman with the Arabian Gulf and Indian Ocean.
Natif- Hasik (Water Mountain)
Natef is the site of a spring located in Wilayat Hasik in Dhofar Governorate. The location of this spring is an extension of Samhan mountaintops, in particular the Natif .Natif means distillation of water. This site is characterised by constantly dripping water from the sediments and pools present on the mountaintop