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Ksar Ait Ben Haddou
Morocco

Aït Benhaddou (Berber: Ath Benhadu, Arabic: آيت بن حدّو) is a 'fortified city', or ksar, along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech in present-day Morocco. It is situated in Souss-Massa-Draâ on a hill along the Ounila River and has some beautiful examples of kasbahs, which unfortunately sustain damage during each rainstorm. Most of the town's inhabitants now live in a more modern village at the other side of the river; however, ten families still live within the ksar.

Aït Benhaddou has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987.

Source: Wikipedia - Ait Ben Haddou

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