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"Kasbah Ait Benhaddou" Towns /Cities / Sights around Marrakesh Tip by stevemt

This is a facinating place to visit.

It is a few hours by car/bus out of Marrakesh, but included in some day tours.

It is an ancient kabash town that is currently being restored. There are some families living in the old town and some of them act as guides.

Aït Benhaddou has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987

Several films of note have been shot here, including;
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
The Man Who Would Be King (film) (1975)
The Message (film) (1976)
Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
Time Bandits (1981)
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)

Well worth a visit


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  • Written Oct 21, 2011
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