ait ben haddou.
ait ben haddou is around 30 kilometers and an easy and very interesting daytrip to make from ouarzazate.
it's an old desert castle sitting on top of a hill and the place is listed as world heritage by UNESCO.
the village where it's located is very small, so you might prefer to stay in ouarzazate and do a day trip out there.
ait ben haddou is easily reached by mini bus or taxi.
kasbahs of Skoura
42 km from Ouarzazate is the town of Skoura surrounded by palm groves. A number of kasbahs can be seen in amongst the palms from the main road - Ben Morro is right on the main road and has been renovated and converted into a hotel and restaurant.
Across the river bed is the largest, the Amerhildil, once also owned by the Glaouis and which can be visited for a low entry fee of about 5-10 dirham and a tour guide can show you around inside the kasbah and explain the history and how up to 4 families usually lived within the complex.
Other kasbahs nearby are no longer lived in or as in the Ait Abou, from 1863, its outbuildings have been turned into a gite.
Market day at Skoura is on Mondays which gives a touristique bonus!
The French built Ouarzazate in the 1920s as an army garrison. It is now a city of 55,000. Because it is in a scenic location between the Sahara and the mountains, it gets tourists.
Ouarzazate is also a popular film location, and there are several big movie studios here, including Atlas Studios.
There is a large ‘Film Reels’ statue in the middle of Ouarzazate, celebrating their status as a movie location. Movies such as Jewel of the Nile, Moses, and Cleopatra were filmed here (and so were a lot of Westerns.)
We didn't spend much time here--it was just a stop for the night, after a full day of sightseeing and visiting, on our way to Marrakech.
High Atlas Mountains
I dont know the name of this place, it is somewhere between Quarzazate & Ait Benhaddou.
If anybody knows what this place is called please let me know.
Destinations In Morocco
Essaouira - Marrakesh - Agadir - Merzouga - Boumalne - Ouarzazate - Fes - Meknes
Tangiers - Casablanca - Moulay Idriss - Volubilis - Rabat - Skoura - Tinerhir - N'kob
Al-Hoceima - Asilah - Chefchaouen - Larache - Lixus - Nador - Oujda - Safi
Taza - Tetouan
More Destinations In Morocco
Ait Benhaddou, High Atlas Mountains, Tizi'n'Tinfifft Pass, Tizi'n'Tichka Pass
El-kalaa M'Gouna, Ait Airb, Dades Valley, Dades Gorge
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