30 January 2020

Bimmah Sink Hole

After Wadi Shab, we headed towards Bimmah Sink Hole. This is a nearly 300 feet hole created not too far from the Gulf (you can see in the picture). In fact, there is a small tunnel that joins the Gulf to this sinkhole and that is where the water comes from.

While the locals would have you believe that a meteorite caused this sink hole, in reality, it was created by a collapse in the limestone thru constant erosion below. (Once again, who knew there are limestone rocks in the desert country of Oman?).

No amount of researching the internet or asking the locals helped me understand the timeframe of the creation of this sinkhole…

Posted January 30, 2020 by Rajib Roy in category "Vacations

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