The Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, central Morocco

  At Ben Haddou is an ancient fortified village along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakesh. People now live in more modern dwellings in the village on the other side of the Ounila river. Inside the walls of the ksar are half a dozen merchants houses and other individual dwellings, and is a great example of Moroccan earthen clay architecture. At Benhaddou has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. It is located in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, a natural gateway to the desert, 30 km north-west of the Moroccan town of Ouarzazate.

 

Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, Morocco
 
Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, Morocco
 
Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, Morocco
 
Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, Morocco
 
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Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, Morocco
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