Frankincense Trail

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UNESCO World Heritage Site
Land of Frankincense
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
Ruins at Khor Rori

Location Oman
Type Cultural
Criteria iii, iv
Reference 1010
UNESCO region Arab States
Inscription history
Inscription 2000 (24th Session)

Coordinates: 18°15′12″N 53°38′51.33″E / 18.25333°N 53.6475917°E / 18.25333; 53.6475917

Flowers and branches of the Boswellia sacra tree, the species from which most frankincense is derived

The Frankincense Trail is a site in Oman on the Incense Road. The site includes frankincense trees, Khor Rori and the remains of a caravan oasis, which were crucial to the medieval incense trade.

The Frankincense Trail has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


  • Abercrombie, Thomas J. (October 1985). "Arabia's Frankincense Trail". National Geographic: 474–513. 

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