|Coordinates:||23.0360 N 59.0720 E|
|No:||381 (list of all attractions)|
|Address:||Asia, Oman, Muscat Governorate, Wilayat Qurayat, between Bimmah and Dibab, some 600 m from the sea|
|Alternate names:||Bhamah sinkhole, Bimah sinkhole, Bima sinkhole, Hawiyat Najm, Al Faqa'ah, Dibab sinkhole|
|Depth of sinkhole:||30 m|
Martyna Zambrzycka Millspaugh, Wikimedia Commons, public domain
Lake in Bimmah sinkhole.
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Bimah sinkhole is beautiful natural landmark - a place of refreshment at the long coastal road of Oman.
Bimah sinkhole was formed in limestone by a collapse of large cave chamber. Earlier locals believed that this hole was formed by meteorite ("piece of Moon").
The sinkhole is approximately 50 by 70 m large, 20 - 30 m deep. At the bottom is located deep blue-green lake with a heap of rock - remnants of the collapse.
Municipality has developed a park around the sinkhole, there is built concrete stairway leading to the lake. Locals and tourists often enjoy a refreshing bath in the lake.
Most likely the sinkhole is connected to the 600 m distant sea. Top layer in the lake is crystal clear, but at the depth of some 8 m water has sulphuric taste due to sulphur oxidizing bacteria and is less clear.
See Bimmah sinkhole on the map of Oman!