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The Wilayat of Taqah is always mentioned in connection with Khor Rori - the site of the historic city of Sumhuram which flourished in ancient times. Taqah lies on the Governorate of Dhofar's coastal strip between the wilayats of Salalah and Mirbat and is 30 Kilometres from the city of Salalah. It has two niyabats - Madinat al Haqq and Jibjat. Madinat al Hagq overlooks an area of fertile slopes and wadis with plenty of natural pastures which become lush grassy meadows with green trees during the khareef and attract large numbers of visitors. The districts of Khabrart and Shaiheet are nearby. The Niyabat of Jibjat also has green meadows, as well as a mild climate throughout the year. 
A pre-Islamic burial ground has been discovered on the eastern and western sides of Khor Sawli. The ruins of old Taqah - around one Kilometre to the west of the present town -are still standing.


Other local landmarks include Qasbar Fort on a hilltop north of Khor Taqah spring and the old cemetery, which covers an area of around 60,000 square metres.

There are hewn limestone columns in the Dhrirat district, which are considered to be of major significance. To the north of the town of Taqah the remains of stone walls and other traces of a human settlement can be seen on the summit of Jabal Masnain, about 1,500 feet above sea level.
Taqah Fort in the centre of the town is an important historical monument dating from the 19th century AD which illus¬trates the skills of the local architects in those days.

The government has restored it and made it into a museum with exhibits which include old artefacts and handicrafts. It has been open to the public since 1994.
The Wilayat of Taqah's other tourist attractions include its silver beaches, its three springs at Darbat, Tubruq and Athum, its caves and its khors. Sardine fishing is one of the most common occupations in the wilayat. Sardines are caught in vast quantities during the season, then dried and used as animal fodder.
Traditional Occupations
Taqah has a rich diversity of tradional livelihoods, industries and crafts, customs andfolk arts. Fishing, herding and breeding, carpentry and the production of dairy produce and honey are foremost amongst the indigenous livelihoods of this locality.

Traditional industries include the making of leather goods and basketwork from palm-fronds, fishing nets, bedouin occupations, needlework and embroidery.