Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, Morocco


Taken in Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, Morocco

 
Leaving Marrakesh travel towards Ouarzazate through the Atlas Mountains, I was able to enjoy an ample variety of beautiful landscapes and many authentic Berber villages through the window, and after 4 hours drive the first big stop of the Sahara desert camp was in ‘Ait Benhaddou Kasbah’ a 16th century well known fortified village in the Province of Ouarzazate. It is a UNESCO world heritage site, a striking example of southern Moroccan architecture. Many big movies have been shot here, The Mummy, Gladiator, Prince of Persia etc. The town itself is the main attraction, with earth and clay brick buildings climbing up the hill. Admiring a decoration here and a view there, you can really feel like you have travelled to the past.

 

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Posted on 03/06/2012, in 'Travel, Moroccan, Photograpy and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Hi, your photos are beautiful. Do you remember the company you did the trip with and what time of year it was? Im in Marrakech now and not really finding the right itinerary im looking for.
    Many thanks
    Andrea

  2. This looks like a really beautiful place, great shot. I really like the black and white.

  3. like a sand castle

  4. great shot, looks unreal!

  5. Hey, I’ve been there! Beautiful place!! And great photo! Gotta love Morocco.

  6. Hi,
    Just amazing architecture, and you can see why they made the movies here, just looks like a magical type of place. 🙂
    Great photo.

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