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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 45000, Morocco
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All reviewsacross the rivergame of thronesworld heritage sitefortified villagelawrence of arabiastepping stonesworth the climbmovie setfrom afarsouvenir shopsancient cityatlas mountainslocal guideday tripwell worth the visitbeautiful kasbahlong drive
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You really need to be aware of the sun angle on this place and the time of day so you get the iconic photos from across the river - so go early in the morning. The river was flowing strongly when we visited so could...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Amazing town that the movie industry has used often. It's very interesting to walk through. Not a true functional town anymore, so eat and get water before or after.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very interesting place but aggressive locals that wanted money totally ruined my experience. It is a shame that this place is not better taken care of by some authority.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can clearly see why this is a Unesco heritage site and so many movies were done here. Time just stopped at this place. Our local guide Yassin was excellent. He was just suggested by our driver and does not represent a big operator. You...More

Thank Enrique W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking up names listed on stops on an advertised tour. It takes a while to fly to Morocco, sweetie.

Thank Jacquelyn H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Never in may life have I seen a more charming place! The little houses are amazing, so small, with narrow streets. No electricity, no water, people are living like hundreds of years ago! We had a guide who explained what we saw, was amazing!

Thank Elena257
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place . Amazing views from all the stop points. There are sellers scattered about near the bottom. Be prepared to step though... there are a lot of stairs ! But it is worth it !

Thank Jacqui M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place exceeding our expectations more than any other site/city we had visited in Morocco. We stayed inside the Ksar overnight at Kasbah Tebi - where our rooms were lit up with only candles. What an experience. We also got lost inside the Ksar at...More

Thank Psalm C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a rather tense journey up the Ticki and Tichka pass from Marrakesh we were welcomed bythe stunning view of this ksar. The ksar is a stunning place to roam around and as it was vey hot we ventured to the ksar for views of...More

Thank Lee B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ait Ben Hadou, is a berbere village in the province of Ouarzazate on the the foothills of the Atlas mountains now protected by UNESCO as one very old berbere architectural sites. Close houses houses built with clay earthy castle towers grouped. the village is built...More

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Samantha P
December 31, 2017|
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Easy! If you are used to drive through the mountains like the Alpes for example, or something alike than this would be no issue. We did it this winter with our little family with our small Fiat 500. Not the most powerfull... More
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Risa G
October 16, 2016|
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There aren't a lot of options for food, accommodation or activities in the town in my opinion, so since you have a car I'd recommend a day trip to visit the site. The climb to the top isn't very difficult/long for someone of... More
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