Frankincense plays a big part of the history of Oman. In order to preserve the frankincense trees as well as the frankincense industry itself, Wadi Dawkah is declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Found in the Dhofar Region, the Natural Park of Frankincense Trees covers a valley of 5 square kilometers of frankincense trees.
The tree grown in the area is the Boswellia sacra which is said to produce the best type of frankincense.
Time to Visit
- Frankincense production starts on the month of April every year so it is best to come during these times where there will be more activity going on around the park.
- The place is in the Dhofar Region so you can enjoy the beautiful places of Salalah – the summer capital of the Middle East.