Watchtower

Viewpoint in Wakan

You have to pity the donkeys of the past who, until the 1980s, had to trudge up the punishingly steep track, laden with supplies, to reach the village of Wakan. A 4WD is now required to make the journey from the Batinah Plain, along a narrow track that at times is little more than a ledge jutting out from the mountainside. The effort is rewarded, on reaching this renovated old watchtower, with a 180-degree view of the desert floor below.