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Address: Ait Ben Haddou 45000, Morocco
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Every North African town has a kasbah, a traditional administrative...

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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Lovely very old village not far from Atlas mountains. The experience is a lovely hike through a still populated hillside village. Most of the village sells items to tourists... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely very old village not far from Atlas mountains. The experience is a lovely hike through a still populated hillside village. Most of the village sells items to tourists. Make sure you negotiate or you will be ripped off badly. The village overlooks a valley with a few quality authentic restaurants.

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A kind of must see because of its sheer size but use this as a stepping stone to go explore the living Kasbahs of the Vallee du Draa further south preferably with a specialist guide who can take you off the main route and into the piste road Kasbahs

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is very nice and interesting and can be visited in just a couple of hours, even if a one-day drive from Marrakech can be too much. I rather recommend it in a lower trip leading to the desert for example.

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Ede, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is wonderful to walk around in the small streets this group of Kasbah's called all together as the Ksar. It is no wonder that this place is used as a scenery in many movies like Game of Thrones, Prince of Persia, Jewel of the Nile etc. Also walking outside around the place, one can make beautiful pictures and even... More 

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Thank Joop V
New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we loved this intriguing place. The people selling their goods in the place are very friendly and will happily click pictures with you. this place takes about an hour and the view from the top is breathtaking. Definitely a must do when you are in Morocco

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Braganca, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, this little village is now well known and is taking advantage of it. Still, walking up the old village is quite calming and the top offers a remarkable view of the surroundings.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to cross a small river bed, there are many kids there wanting to help you across. The whole place is a twisty corridor like climb to top. Lots of shops, but friendly people. I enjoyed reaching top and seeing surrounding area.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are passing by its worth a stop but don't plan a day around visiting here I made that mistake and really regretted wasting a day of my holiday.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Kasbah was new for me, as I was outside of Europe for the first time. The old feel of the town is humbling, even though there are many tourists here. The river was really low this time of year (most of the year), so we could walk over the stepping stones in to the small alleys to drink some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is on the main tourist circuit and its easy to see why. Its very imposing to look at from any angle as it is surrounded by flat ground and a river on one side. Take some time to wide your way up through the alleyways to the top and take in the view. As usual there are lots of... More 

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