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!

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