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The Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou is one of the most famous kasbahs in the Atlas Region. Much of the kasbah is rebuilt, because it deserved many times as a decor for movies. Now is the kasbah an UNESCO World Heritage Site as ''a striking example of the architecture of South Morocco".

The first time I visited Ait Ben Haddou in 2001. I came back in 2008 for two nights to have all the time to stroll around in the kasbah, to climb to the ruins of the fortified granary with stunning views at the surrounding landscape and to walk a bit along the river and in the village.

  • Last visit to Ait Ben Haddou: Jan 2008
  • Intro Updated Feb 2, 2008
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  • Apr 5, 2009 at 5:55 PM

    Ait Ben Haddou was a highlight. The river was full and running. There were boys with donkeys to take you across.We went at sunrise and had to ford the icy river. It was well worth the frozen toes. The hotel was, however, the Motel 6 of Morocco.

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    Sep 17, 2008 at 7:07 AM

    Wow! This lookes unbelievable. Great page.

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    Apr 23, 2007 at 12:22 AM

    We were hoping to stay at Hotel la Kasbah but it was sold out so we ended up in the Auberge almost next door, maybe the same one?

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    Jan 5, 2007 at 2:42 PM

    Great tips. Fairy-like sandy castle, isn't it? I was there just before sunset - unforgettable!

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    Mar 20, 2006 at 12:02 AM

    You have to be there to believe this fantastic place - thanks for a page, that brings back wonderful memories!!

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    Dec 17, 2004 at 7:10 PM

    I saw your Ait Ben Haddou photos on the VT front page and thought to myslef--hey, I was there just a couple weeks ago. Vertainly one of the interesting places in Morocco despite its commercialism.

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    May 18, 2004 at 11:54 AM

    Such beautiful photos. What an incredible view from your hotel too! I think the latest "Four Feathers" was also filmed here.

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    Feb 11, 2004 at 8:55 AM

    Rock The Kasbah!!! What an amazing place! The palm trees the orange sand...wow!

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    Jan 17, 2004 at 6:29 AM

    Another fantastic page on a very interesting and appealing place!


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