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Ait-Ben-Haddou

Walled City Marrakech, Morocco

UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987 Ait-Ben-Haddou

Aït Benhaddou (Berber languages: ⴰⵢⵜ ⵃⴰⴷⴷⵓ; Arabic: آيت بن حدّو‎) is an ighrem (fortified village in English) (ksar in Arabic), along with the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech in present-day Morocco. Most citizens attracted by the tourist trade live in more modern dwellings in a village on the other side of the river, although there are four families still living in the ancient village. Inside the walls of the ksar are half a dozen (Kasbahs) or merchants houses and other individual dwellings, and is a great example of Moroccan earthen clay architecture. Aït Benhaddou has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987.


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Aït Benhaddou, Morocco

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