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Reviewed December 4, 2014

Ait Ben Haddou, a wolrd heritage site selected by the Unesco because it's one of the largest Kasbah in Morocco, but Ait Ben Haddou, is a ksar because it has more than one family ruling it, as it still have a few families living by, this site is a must seen because of the archeticture, the location, and history of the caravan sarais in Morocco, in the times of roads of Salt, this place now become a home of movies where many american and international movies were shot in Morocco.
Ait Ben haddou has to be more preserved as it worth a visit to see the way of berber homes, and how it's standed all of the centuries ago.
There is no Fee to go inside, and if there is anyone who is taking you around and charge you watch out it's false can be taken to any shops there and get in the trapes.

1  Thank IBouyecho
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Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

we only took pictures from across the river as the bridge was closed due to wash out from a major rain storm. But it was a very scenic place in general and still worth the drive there! It was a 4 hour drive from Marrakech (google maps says 2 1/2 but it is through winding mountain roads, and we really didn't stop to take too many pictures, so add extra time if you want to do that!)

1  Thank Sherry L
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Reviewed December 1, 2014

You have to visit this Kasbah.
This was the must beautiful Kasbah we visit in our trip to maroc!!!
Nice walking through.

Thank ILSE F
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Reviewed November 22, 2014

We visited Ait Ben Haddou as part of a day trip from Marrakech to Ourzazate. Our main reason for going was actually to drive over the Atlas mountains and see the scenery - which was breathtaking in most places, scary in a few and fabulous in most!
At the actual Kasbah - the old kasbah didn't look inhabited from the outside, but here were enough people selling goods, it was far from empty. And on this particular was a shooting going on, which blocked the walk to the top. In a historic place, known for TV & Movie shooting locations, we actually saw one.
The views to the height we were allowed to go for breathtaking in itself, I bet the top would be even fabulous.

Thanks to the UNESCO this place is protected and hopefully will be maintained in good condition.

Tip: Beware of guides wanted to extort you of money as this/that fees. Don't go buying anything there, its freakishly expensive.

Thank ShineInfinite
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Reviewed November 20, 2014

Our drive arranged us a visit of Ait Ben Haddou (that seems to mean "family of the boss' son"), with Mohamed. Mohamed is part of one of the 8 families that still leaves in this Ksar, and he was kind enough to take us to his house, so that we could see how they live and meet his family.

It was an terrific experience since it humanizes this touristic spot and gives a illuminated insight of what is going on inside this muddy walls.

The ksar itself is impressive to see and admire. We, as big fans of Game of Thrones, immediately recognize sites of the city portrayed as Yunkai, in the series. We were also interested in Mohamed explanations about the Gladiator movie and all his cinematic participations (he even has a poster of Russel Crowe at his house).

It is a very interesting site, with the traditional "mud" architecture and impressive kashbas. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the region!

Thank LuisFRP
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