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Address: Ait Ben Haddou 45000, Morocco
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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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Visiting this kasbah is in my top three experiences in Morocco. We arrived late afternoon as the sun was setting and one of my travel buddies and me ran up the hill to the top to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visiting this kasbah is in my top three experiences in Morocco. We arrived late afternoon as the sun was setting and one of my travel buddies and me ran up the hill to the top to see the sunset...it was spectacular. The next morning our group did a more leisurely stroll as we were told about the history. Such a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The stop here was part of our intrepid tour & it's what I expected. We didn't have a guide as such although our tour leader provided snippets of info as we walked through but history naturally oozes from this place. It's just a pity there are so many tacky souvenir shops on the approach/entrance. It was very windy on our... More 

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Northampton, MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An excellent way to engage in the history of Morocco is to see this Ksar whose hay day was during the time when caravans traveled from Timbuctu to Marrakesh. Lots to learn from seeing the cemetaries and the synagogue below the Ksar.

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Aveiro, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very near from Ouarzazate and so different, a small village were you can ride a Camel, visit the Kasbah, and shop some real moroccan products. You also have several restaurants and other facilities, the view is astonishing, you can see the Atlas mountains with the top covered in snow white, and if you look the other way, the desert land.

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St. Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Definitely worthwhile if you are travelling from Marrakech. We had done 5 days in the desert and had already seen several other kasbahs and ksars. The views from the top are worth it. Even better is the the drive up the Ounila Valley to Telouet. The scammers at the bottom and occasionally on the way up definitely detract from the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Ait Benhadou is such an amazing place. Once you've been there, you can understand why so many directors would shoot movies there. The scenery is so grand and the mud houses really represents the pass of time and the intelligence of previous people. Being in the Ksar feels like travelling back to the ancient time or being in a movie.... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great that they've managed to restore and maintain the original town. Was very pleasantly surprised about the variety of souvenirs available in such a small area. There were some lovely unique finds! Try to keep an eye out for the painter in the old village - was really interesting engaging with him regarding the techniques he uses! At no stage... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitely worth a visit with a fairly well preserved Kasbah with lots of interesting little alleys and shops. There are still families living there, making it even more interesting. The views from the top are amazing!

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this place is amazing it was kasbah with 11 families living there at the time. the scenery was beautiful, there was also the painting demo by berbere people.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our way back to Marrakech, we visited this place, it was famous for its film shooting, such as Indiana Johns, The Gladiator, Ali Baba etc. It's built in 11 century. Wonder all the way up to he top you get to see the magnificent views of the surrounding area, you also get to see the mountains far away, when... More 

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