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“Must see!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou

Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
Ait Ben Haddou, Ait Ben Haddou, Morocco
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Owner description: 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.
Chester, United Kingdom
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“Must see!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

I can only reiterate the comments of others. This really is a beautiful kasbah. We were shown round by one of the descendants of the original family. The majority of the inhabitants have moved out as all water has to be brought into the kasbah by donkey. It is only 10 Dirhams entry - very cheap.

Visited September 2012
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Lisbon, Portugal
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“One of the prettiest Kasbah's of Morroco”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

There are lots of Kasbah to visit in this region of Morroco, but for sure this one has something special. A place not to miss!

Visited September 2012
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Rabat, Morocco
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“Breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

One of the most beautiful and well preserved historical monuments of Morocco. The architecture of the fortress is pretty impressive and the surrounding landscape simply amazing.
If you are more than 4 people, do not hesitate to pay a local certified guide to learn about the history of this World Heritage Site (if you are less than 4 it may be a bit expensive).

Visited December 2011
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Authentic place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

This was great walk from the hotel, specially after lunch, the best time to visit is 1h before sunset to take some nice pictures. there are some shops along the street, but they are not hassiling or calling you to buy, smile and walk along the street to the top of the Kasbah. Add it to your list!!

Visited May 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Amazing views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

Could do more with signage and information for tourists. Lovely view at sunset. Lots of tourist touts - beware.

Visited June 2012
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