"Telouet - Kasbah and (Magic) Carpets" Telouet by suvanki
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Telouet lies on the banks of the Mellah river, (which is named after low lying salt deposits found in this area).
Telouet was once a major stopping post for camel caravans on the Marrakesh to Sahara trade route. Salt was carried outwards - at one time its value was equal to Gold in weight for weight, the traders then returned from as far as Mauritania and Sudan with Gold and Ivory.
Salt mines in the area have provided back breaking employment for centuries. The Glaoui Dynasty made their initial wealth from salt.
Carpet making is another source of income for the inhabitants of this isolated town.
A few pensions and cafes cater for the tourists that venture here, many just travel to see the kasbah, either independently or as part of a group.
There is a weekly market that brings traders from the outlaying area
I wasn't quite sure why such an important Glaoui stronghold was built where it was, being off the beaten track. I've since realised that it was because this was one of the important points on the camel caravan route, long before the road over the Tizi n Tichka pass was built.
Although I didn't get to see as much of Telouet as I would have liked, I'd recommend a visit here.
- Pros:Well worth a Visit! Non- touristy town.
- Cons:A shame that the kasbah is being allowed to fall into ruin
- In a nutshell:See this Kasbah soon - it may not be around for long!
Eventually the carpets had been chosen, haggled over and a price agreed. So we left the carpet shop (We'd return again... more travel advice
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