Long attributed to a meteorite, this beautiful swimming hole is actually a naturally occurring sinkhole.
Sinkholes are often the result of groundwater eating away at rocks like limestone and carbonate. Caverns form as the rocks dissolve, and eventually the ground above caves in, sometimes taking cars, houses, and even the occasional pizza place with it.
|Chandelier at the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque||2019||92.7km||site_ao|
|Bibi Maryam Mausoleum||2019||48.3km||site_ao|
|Dhow Factory of Sur||2018||71km||site_ao|
|This Spectacular Omani Fortress Pre-Dates the Islamic Era||2017||133.2km||site_ao|
|Ancient City of Qalhat||2018||49.1km||site_whs|
|Aflaj Irrigation Systems of Oman||2006||157.3km||site_whs|
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