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Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou

Ait Ben Haddou 45000, Morocco
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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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"across the river"
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"game of thrones"
in 54 reviews
"world heritage site"
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"lawrence of arabia"
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"stepping stones"
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"old village"
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"movie set"
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"from afar"
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"souvenir shops"
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"ancient city"
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"atlas mountains"
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"day trip"
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"local guide"
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"well worth the visit"
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"beautiful kasbah"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was gobsmacked. It's absolutely stunning. Be warned though, temperatures can reach in the 40's, so when walking up high mountains it can be gruelling if you are that way inclined. So glad to have visited the site. I had a private 1x1 tour which...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After crossing a bridge over dry Wadi its a climb to reach the top of this ancient village where few families still live. With a pink sandstone background the entire village looks like a scene from a movie and it often is. Many movies are...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth two hours to walk around and explore. Very well preserved. It's easy to get to from Ouarzazate or if you have your own vehicle coming from Marrakech it's on the way.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a nice place with plenty of opportunities for amazing pictures. If you go here with a tour agency, I advice you not to go with the tour guide. Also, there is NO entrance fee. Some tour guides will try to convince you to pay...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ait Benhaddou is an ancient Ksar along the trade route between the Sahara and Marrakech. It still has active shops and is there for travelers as it has been for centuries. It is definitely worth a stop. Don’t buy anything expensive but trinkets are ok.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're a GOT fan, walk to the gates and stand where the mother of dragons stood. See picture. Worth the hike to the top if you're in the area.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on a tour from Marrakech and while the Kasbah itself is magnificent and worthy of visiting, the tour was not. We got off the bus and were promptly greeted by a tour guide, who took us down to the outside of the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If anyone is travelling to Morocco this should be on their bucket list of places to visit. Truly outstanding.

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

We stopped here for about 90 minutes on our tour travel from Dades Gorge to Marrakesh. It is an interesting and impressive visual from the road and worth a quick guided tour of the inside.

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

The city is impressive, being built on the side of the hill, many houses are well preserved, some of them are still being used by local people that live there. It was fantastic for me to see the arena from Gladiator Movie (2000), where main...More

Thank Alexandru H
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Samantha P
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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
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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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