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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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Worth the long journey

It was a very long journey to reach this UNESCO Heritage site from Marrakech but it was worth it. There was a local tour guide Mohammed who speaks perfect English and patiently... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was a very long journey to reach this UNESCO Heritage site from Marrakech but it was worth it. There was a local tour guide Mohammed who speaks perfect English and patiently explained the history of the place. There was new and old towns. The houses in the new town where made of local products and cement and modern. However,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This 12th century restored (they have to be every year) Ksar should be a highlight but it is overrun with tourists, souvenir shops and people from the village across the river who try to demand money just to walk up a street. Make it a living Ksar by all means but get rid of the hustlers. We saw almost the... More 

Thank chewat
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The city is free to enter and shows in a nice way what live was here in former times like. There is a kasbah to be visited (10DH/Person) and some shops. The view from the top of the city is great.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Makes a nice long day-trip from Marrakech or a few hours’ stop on a drive through the Atlas. A guide isn’t necessary. If you are driving yourself then you need to park on the road (there is only one road through the town) and walk down and across the river. Finding your own way through the swarms of ‘helpful’ locals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have wanted to visit this place for well over a decade after another friend showed me photos they had taken there. You would be forgiven for thinking you had walked right onto the set of a movie because it will be strangely familiar from the many movies and TV series that have used this place as a location. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great hidden town in Marocco! Definitely a place to visit! I would also recommend to see the sunset from the top of the town! really amazing!

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Denver, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ait Ben Haddou is a great place; we were really amazed of how ell prserved this place is. We had a local guide who walked us up to the top of the kasbah and gave us a good explanation abou the history of this magnificent place. If you ware visting Ait ben haddou, cross the bridge in your way up... More 

Thank Jack J
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

This is an incredibly beautiful and unusual place to visit and should be a on the 'must do' list for any trip in the region. The buildings and houses are fascinating to look at/photograph and there so much to see around every corner and alleyway. Just magical.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

It is just amazing to find this place which is still used today in such a remote place, simply amazing!

Thank JoeJourneys
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

Even before we arrived in Morocco this is the one place I wanted to see. We were there when the temperatures were hitting 40 degrees and more, it was incredibly hot in Marrakech, over 50, when we left on the day trip. The journey out of town and the slow rise in elevation as you go over the Atlas is... More 

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