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Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou‌

Updated: Dec 13, 2023

Aït Ben Haddou is an ighrem (a fortified village in English) along 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 four families still live in the ancient village.

Inside the walls of the ksar are half a dozen kasbahs, or merchants' houses. Ksar Aït Benhaddou is an excellent example of Moroccan earthen clay architecture and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987.

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