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Address: Ait Ben Haddou 45000, Morocco

Every North African town has a kasbah, a traditional administrative...

Every North African town has a kasbah, a traditional administrative building made from mud and straw. This one, nestled against the High Atlas Mountains, is among the most impressive of its kind.

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Classic a Southern Moroccan Architecture

A great stop for lunch and a hike. Beautiful fortified city in the Atlas Mountains. The hike to the top through the ancient city is worth the view!

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cornelius, North Carolina
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went in a one day tour from Marrakech - don't do it! We were picked up from our Riad at 7.00am and arrived at Ait Ben Haddou at 1.00pm. That's 6 hours and not the 3.5 hours that the travel agent will tell you. The road through the mountains is very scenic but also has lots of bends and... More 

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A great stop for lunch and a hike. Beautiful fortified city in the Atlas Mountains. The hike to the top through the ancient city is worth the view!

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Jefferson City, Tennessee
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I learned about Ait Benhaddou after watching the movie "The Physician." I was fascinated by the setting, so performed some internet research, where I discovered that it was partly filmed in Ait Benhaddou. Later, when we planned our vacation to Morocco, I just knew I had to visit there. The old Ksar is amazing and picture-perfect. Yes, it has been... More 

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London, UK
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped to see Ait Ben Haddou for a couple of hours. People still live there and if you go early you get the place to yourselves before it becomes a hub of activity. Go early. Climb to the top. See the views. Incidentally, close they have snake charmers who are a tad more friendly and happier to talk to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is for sure a very rich cultural/historic experience. In this town you will have the pleasure to experience how the old civilizations live in this area, because the people who lives here they live like centuries ago. There is no water or electricity, they usual cross to the new town to get some water. Here there were a lot... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are within 100km, this place is well worth the visit. It has featured in many films and our guide explained the fascinating history of the place, a definite must see.

Thank Anton65203
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not too many tourists. Charming place with history. Most beautiful at sunset and sunrise it is also worth staying here for a night. Tour groups usually stop here for 1-3 hours during the day time(read: the heat might too much for appreciating the place). So if you stop for a night, you will be lucky to explore the Kasbahs during... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well l worth a stop - amazing views- gives an understanding of the life lived. Take water and rests on the way up. Small art cafe on the way up and lots of small vendors as well as carpet sellers ( Womans` co operative)

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This 17th century fortification is accessible via a wooden foot bridge which stretches over the Mellah River, surrounding a fortress built into the side of a mountain. This is another site made famous for its film credits which include Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, and The Sheltering Sky. t's narrow walkways and staircases can lead you into a number of places,... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour spent a morning at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. After walking across a foot bridge we encountered the expected tourist stalls, Once past them we were into the Ksar proper. I was surprised to find out that there were still families living there. Our guide took us into a courtyard which had the tools used to build the... More 

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