Aït Ben Haddou Tourism

Aït Benhaddou (Berber: ⴰⵢⵜ ⵃⴰⴷⴷⵓ;Arabic: آيت بن حدّو‎‎ ) is an ighrem (fortified city or palace in English) (ksar in Arabic), along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech in present-day Morocco. Most citizens living in the area now live in more modern dwellings in a nearby village, although there are 4 families still living in the ancient city. This giant fortification, which is made up of six forts (Kasbahs) and nearly fifty palaces which are individual forts, is a great example of earthen clay architecture, which is also used in Moroccan architecture. Aït Benhaddou has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987 and several films have been shot there, including: * Sodom And Gomorrah (1963) * Oedipus Rex (1967) * The Man Who Would Be King (film) (1975) * The Message (1976) * Jesus of Nazareth (1977) * Time Bandits (1981) * Marco Polo (1982) * The Jewel of the Nile (1985) * The Living Daylights (1987) * The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) * The Sheltering Sky (1990) * Kundun (1997) * The Mummy (1999) * Gladiator (2000) * Alexander (2004) * Kingdom of Heaven (2005) * Babel (2006) * One Night with the King (2006) * Prince of Persia (2010) * Son of God (film) (2014) Also used in parts of the TV series Game of Thrones. * Young girl working on a loom in Aït Benhaddou, in May 2008 * * * * * * * * * * *


This is a perfect opportunity to take a break from your routine and enjoy a fun-filled holiday. Aït Ben Haddou in Morocco is an ideal destination for a vacation! When planning a trip to Aït Ben Haddou, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Marrakesh. Attractions in Marrakesh include Jardin Majorelle, Djemaa El Fna, Ali Ben Youssef Medersa. To reach Aït Ben Haddou, hop on a flight to airport which is the nearest major Marrakech Menara Airport. To explore Aït Ben Haddou, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

Yes,it is that simple really! Enjoy your trip! Keep travelling!

  • Know the pollution level of Aït Ben Haddou before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 75 (High)
    • Water Pollution 100 (Very High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 100 (Very High)
  • How safe is Aït Ben Haddou for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Aït Ben Haddou.

    • Burglary and Theft 75 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 75 (High)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 100 (Very High)
    • Attacks 75 (High)
    • Drug offense 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 75 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 75 (High)
    • Safety Index 30.88 (Low)
    • Pollution Index 93.1 (Very High)
    • Health Care Index 13.89 (Very Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 14.65 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Aït Ben Haddou

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.15 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.42 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.96 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 64.74 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 23.44 USD

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