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Moulay Abdellah Quarter

Fes, Morocco
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Ranked #8 of 32 Attractions in Fes
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Novi Pazar, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Its great for everyone to go and see this place, but if you are with weak stomach, then its better to hurry up.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Don't miss this attraction - especially if you love visual feasts! There are great big vats of liquid chemicals and colours where the skins are gradually transformed from tough visceral sheets to supple skins of coloured leather. Men work on and in the vats (many with their arms and legs the colour of the dyes they are working with), carrying... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

A must to view, if you can stand the smell, although a bunch of mint to put under your nostrils is supplied. Vast working area, and very interesting. Not certain that the leather made into many items on sale in the on site showrooms, is of good quality.

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

If in Fez, a must stop to see. Very interesting to see the process and the real Moroccans working and living.

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Katonah, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I love seeing medieval life in action, and this place is perfect in that respect. This is the real McCoy, not a tourist re enactment. We were taken through a maze of shops, given mint to hold in front of our noses (though it wasn't that smelly in mid April), then we were shown a really good viewing spot. A... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

So much more beautiful and informative than the tanneries in Marrakech. Yes, you do have to look at the shops underneath but you don't have to buy anything. Awesome photo opportunities. Do not miss.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

as you walk through the medina you will feel you are walking back in time. The deeper in you go, the more authentic it becomes and the better you will understand the history of this great city.There are a lot of surprising facts you will learn as well. Get a good guide or at least a good guide book to... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I cannot imagine traveling to Morocco and not witnessing first-hand this method of tanning and dying hides. An absolutely fascinating sight -- the workers, the array of colors, the process. For me, this was one of a handful of peak Morocco trip experiences. I told my guide at the beginning that I was not interested in shopping and he left... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The tannery and dye pits are really a unique sight (and smell) in the MA quarters. You get to see how they make leather traditionally and experience the smells that comes with it because they use bird droppings to cure the material, thanks to the ammonia content. The best vantage points are of course through the shops trying to sell... More

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Voronezh, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

It's really impressive. It seemed, that life had stopped there. As thousands years ago people did that ugly work with disgusting smell. Only one question was knocking on my head:Couldn't they find another work?Is it worth doing,I mean, money? This place must be seen. Even for sum up,how they live and how live you.

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