Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou

 



Ait Benhaddou Morocco Africa
+254 731 914 732

geo: 31.047584,-7.131736
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from Wikipedia:

''Ait Benhaddou is an ighrem ('fortified village' in English, 'ksar' in Arabic) along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech in present-day Morocco. Most citizens attracted by the tourist trade live in more modern dwellings in a village on the other side of the river, although there are four families still living in the ancient village. Inside the walls of the ksar are half a dozen kasbahs or merchants houses and other individual dwellings, and it is a great example of earthen clay architecture, which is also used in Moroccan architecture.
 
Ait Benhaddou has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987, and several films have been shot there.
 

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