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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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Full-Day Tour from Marrakech to Ait Benhaddou Kasbah and Ouarzazate

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Absolutely a must do if you are in Morocco

There is no question why this is a World Heritage site. Yes, it has become commercialized with touristy shops - but all you have to do is ignore them. There is tons to take in... read more

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is no question why this is a World Heritage site. Yes, it has become commercialized with touristy shops - but all you have to do is ignore them. There is tons to take in with the history and surrounding landscape. Loved it.

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Cassopolis, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great number of locations in Morocco are 'touristy'. Tourism is big business and Moroccans are hard-working in country with a challenging standard of living. Can't fault those who see tourists as opportunities for some sort of business transaction. If you are a tourist you should not be too quick to call a place you visit 'touristy'. All that said,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This looks impressive from a distance and makes for great pictures. Only a 20 min drive outside Ouarzazate. It is quite hassley with lots of strong encouragement to enter buildings and buy things. I was taking a picture of scenery and a man started shouting because he thought he was in it and presumably wanted money. We were also shouted... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was traveling with a group that specializes in learning about the cultures and meeting people where we go. We had the opportunity to meet with a Women's Cooperative supported by a Foundation I've contributed to. The women are working toward providing education and opportunities for the poor, rural women of the area. They have a wonderful bakery with delicious... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazingly preserved and magical traditional village/fortress where history comes alive..If only the street merchants werent so annoying, this would be a place to spend hours (at least for me or any fan of history). Walking through narrow labyrinth of alleys towards the top of the hill where villagers fled in case of attack offers you to let your imagination free... More 

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Marrakech, Morocco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

very surprised with the style of the archetecture despite some of it dates back to the 15 th C . The landscape around the kasbah is colorful . and the view from to top on ounigha valley was great

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent views, had the tour from Marrakech and it was a looong drive, but it really worths the effort. Enjoy the film set and Berber streets and houses.

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Khon Kaen, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On my trip to Morrocco for see the Solar complex Noor 1 in Quarzazate i am stay between Quarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou. On one Sunday i am drive my self to Ait Ben Haddou and see the beautiful place. I am walk alone around and up to the height and was very satisfied. I am still respect the People... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok..so we joined a private taxi with a driver with whom we got friendly with at merzouaga for the ensuing distance with 3 belgium travelers .. Since our equation was friendly ..I didn't suspect anything till the nth moment when we finally realized how he cut short visits to imp.sites n spent more time at tourist traps. .ait bennhadit was... More 

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Nagoya, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou is by now a tourist destination but it offers a glimpse into the vestiges of Morocco's past. This relic of Morocco's caravan trade and tribal past stands splendidly located in the valley irrigated by snow melt water of the high atlas. The view of the mountains is breath-taking as is the splendor of the Ksar. Do... More 

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