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Ksar Ait Ben Haddou

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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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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Morocco

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A: Ait Ben Haddou

di Martin Hertel, 40 metri di distanza

View to the ancient city of Ait Ben Haddou

Ait Ben Haddou

B: Ait Ben Haddou

di Martin Hertel, 150 metri di distanza

Gate of the historic city Ait Ben Haddou

Ait Ben Haddou

C: View from the roof - Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou - Morocco

di Sergej Esnault, 200 metri di distanza

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View from the roof - Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou - Morocco

D: overview of Ait Ben Haddou

di Milan Rademakers, 510 metri di distanza

Overview of Ait Ben Haddou with a wadi in front of the city. This location is used to film a lot of f...

overview of Ait Ben Haddou

E: Ait Ben Haddou

di Martin Hertel, 560 metri di distanza

Overlooking the old town of Ait Ben Haddou and the fertile valley of Asif Mellah in the desert-like l...

Ait Ben Haddou

F: Handycraft shop in ouarzazate, Morocco

di Gil Frei, 25.8 km di distanza

Handycraft shop in ouarzazate, Morocco

G: Tizi-N-Tichka Pass

di Martin Hertel, 36.0 km di distanza

The Tizi-N-Tichka-Pass (2.260 m a.m.s.l.) is the highest pass road through the Hig Atlas mountains.

Tizi-N-Tichka Pass

H: Tizi n Tichka Pass

di Luca Candela, 38.7 km di distanza

Tizi n Tichka Pass

I: Draa Valley

di Luca Candela, 63.6 km di distanza

Draa Valley

J: Without light

di mostafa morjane, 69.1 km di distanza

Without light

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Morocco, Africa

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