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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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Ait Ben Haddou is a fortified village that hosted the movie making of many famous movies like Sodom And Gomorrah, Jesus of Nazareth, The Mummy, The Gladiator, Prince of Persia... read more

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Ait Ben Haddou is a fortified village that hosted the movie making of many famous movies like Sodom And Gomorrah, Jesus of Nazareth, The Mummy, The Gladiator, Prince of Persia, Game of Thrones.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is near a Kasba shopping area that has many African and Moroccan cultural antiques. It's an old site that is now registered as a Unesco heritage site. The climb to the top requires some fitness and a guide to ensure shorter routes. On a hot day be armed with a hat, water and sunglasses as the heat can... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This massive and magnificent monument to how folk lived centuries ago along the Atlas Mountains trade routes, now buzzes with hundreds of locals making and selling every conceivable variety of goods. It's a glimpse of the real world, off the beaten track. And, as the second photo shows, they're restoring the place with the kind of sun-dried bricks that were... More 

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Faro, Portugal
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A wonderful and unique city, With houses in mud, n incredible site with a wonderful view over the river.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This authentic "Kasbah" is a must on any visit to Morocco. After coming from Marrakech , this was a stunning experience...Is hard to believe places like this exist. Any video or photographs could hardly show the beauty of this place, included in the UNESCO list of "patrimoine " sites in the world. Dozens of films such as Gladiator or Prince... More 

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Warren, Massachusetts
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This medieval fortress town was a seat of power a millennium ago, but today, most of it is in ruins. It's a great place to explore and to imagine how it might have been in its prime. The mud brick Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou has been featured in many films - no wonder - the structures are eminently photogenic. Bring your... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The Kasbah is beautiful especially given the landscape and setting. Looking at it from afar is truly quite spectacular amidst all the desert colored buildings and the small river. Probably best enjoyed very early in the morning when there are fewer people. However once the larges number of tourist buses arrive to unload hoarded to visitors, it's much harder to... More 

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Try to get this visit without a guide! They dont have much to tell you and try to make this tour within an hour so they don't get tired. We paid 10 euros for learning info you will get in a 10 seconds googling...

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This place was beautiful and not very crowded with tourists. We hired a grand taxi from ouarzazate top drive us there and back. We roamed around this very authentic village on a hill and climbed to the top for spectacular views of the surrounding desert. There were purple selling the regular tourist toys but not too many that it spoiled... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beat the bustle by arriving early and hike to the top for a stunning 360 view! There were some tourist buses arriving as we were leaving, so we were glad we opted to visit before breakfast.

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