Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou (1987)
Back to indexThe ksar, a group of earthen buildings surrounded by high walls, is a traditional pre-Saharan habitat. The houses crowd together within the defensive walls, which are reinforced by corner towers.
||Ait-Ben-Haddou, in Ouarzazate
province, is a striking example of the architecture of southern Morocco.
Aït Ben-Haddou is a fortified city [ksar] along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech. Several films have been shot there, including
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Other World Heritage Sites in Morocco (on this web site). Please refer to the UNESCO-listing, Morocco section, for further information about the individual properties.
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Revised 20 jul 2006