Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, Ait Ben Haddou

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#1 of 16 in Historic Sites in Souss-Massa-Draa Region
Explore the streets of Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, a traditional clay city now protected as a World Heritage Site. Dating back to the 11th century, the collection of six forts (known as kasbahs) and around fifty individual homes sit huddled behind fortified walls on what was once the caravan route connecting Sahara and Marrakech. Used in many films over the years, usually as a stand-in for Jerusalem, the city has an evocative, timeless charm. Using our custom trip planner, Ait Ben Haddou attractions like Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Wonderful this place that seems almost enchanted, Unesco heritage really deserves a visit to go back in the centuries. Very well maintained and well cleaned is a mandatory stop in the Moroccan south.
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  • This Berber city was born as a fortified city, or ksar, along the caravan route between the Sahara Desert and Marrakech. In the TV series it is Yunkai, located on the east coast of the Slave Bay, which exports mainly slaves and is famous for the slave trade of pleasure and that Daenerys Targaryen frees. We all remember the famous finale of the third season. The scene is probably one of the most spectacular ever filmed: Daenerys frees the slaves and launches into a real crowd bath hailed as "mother" and chain-freeer. Ait-Ben-Haddou also appears in a number of films, including: Lawrence of Arabia (1962) - The Man Who Wanted to Be King (1975) - The Jewel of the Nile (1985) - The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) ) gladiator (2000) - Alexander (2004) I'm tied to Bertolucci, and I couldn't be moved to see the tea spots in the desert... Remember the Bedouin Belgassim and Kit? Here was filmed one of the most erotic scenes of the whole film, a healthy and genuine eroticism, it is masculine... like all of the director's films. ——- The whole of Kasbah is kept in excellent condition, inside there are souvenir shops and a small "bar" to be able to take fresh drinks. The visit is very little, 20 dh and we were welcomed inside with the inevitable tea!
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