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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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Good view and well maintained property

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... read more

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London, UK
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Reviewed yesterday 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 

Thank What2DoNext
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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 

Thank Joao V
Windsor, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Alicia Y
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)

Thank Sumra K
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week 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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Reviewed 1 week 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 

Thank Ed C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the time has stopped there... so peaceful and nice, real, authentic and beautiful nature. I became speechless there.. the view from the top is breath taking, definitely, it is worth traveling to visit this place in Morocco

Thank Stelty
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our way back from the desert we stopped at this lovely Ksar for 1 night . Upgraded and it was Wow!! Room 405 at the top with a terrace , deck chairs and a lovely view . Pre dinner drinks to start was a nice change and dinner was a buffet with a variety of salads and hot food... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a bit of a hike up, so make sure you have water and pace yourself. It's quite impressive both from afar and up close. Look closely to see the engineering and architecture that has been passed on from generation to generation. Heavy rains wash away exteriors (as it is only mud and straw), chances are there will be... More 

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