In the rugged Al Hajar Mountains, the village of Misfat Al Abryeen is an idyllic place, where you can take a shady walk through fields and orchards and catch stunning views of the surrounding mountains and gorge. Date palms, banana trees, pomegranates and goats are just some of the inhabitants of this oasis, all fed by the aflaj (falaj singular) irrigation channels trickling through. The traditional aflaj system has been in use locally for around 2,000 years. Water from the mountains and underground springs is forced through man-made channels and gravity is used to systematically distribute the water to terraced fields.
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