Ait benhaddou, Morocco

Looking like something out of a living bible, it is no surprise that Aït Benhaddou has featured as the backdrop in numerous historical films.

Tourism Ait benhaddou, Morocco
Tourism Ait benhaddou, Morocco

This beautiful walled collection of ancient fortresses or kasbahs, which make up the ksar, seems to rise out of the red earth from another era. The town dates from the 16th century and it thrived on trade, being in a prime location on the caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech. Today, with its earthen houses and decorative crenellated towers gradually eroded by the rain, it is inhabited by fewer than ten families

Aït Benhaddou is a historic ighrem or ksar along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakesh in Morocco. It is considered a great example of Moroccan earthen clay architecture and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. Wikipedia

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