Ksar Ait Benhaddou – A Fortified City in Morocco (25 Photos)

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Ksar Ait Benhaddou is a city in Morocco, ksar means fortified city. It’s a masterpiece of clay city on the edge of the High Atlas Mountains. It was created by ancient human hand. It is situated in Souss-Massa-Draa on a hill along the Ounila River and is known for its kasbahs, although they take damage with each rainstorm.
Ksar Ait Benhaddou - A fortified city in Morocco (25 Photos)

Most of the town’s inhabitants now live in a more modern village at the other side of the river; however, ten families still live within the ksar. Once inside of the Ksar you can only walk or climb.
Ksar Ait Benhaddou - A fortified city in Morocco (25 Photos)
There are two main entrances into the Ksar. One can be reached by new bridge. To reach the second, it is necessary to cross the river using the stepping stones (in dry season the river is completely dry). The town itself is the main attraction, with mud buildings climbing up the side of the hill, Climb atop the hill for breathtaking views.
Ksar Ait Benhaddou - A fortified city in Morocco (25 Photos)
Ksar is surrounded with palm tree and ethereal bulding. On this masterpiece several architectural films has been shot, such as Lawrence of Arabia, The Mummy, Jesus of Nazareth, Kingdom of Heaven.
Ksar Ait Benhaddou - A fortified city in Morocco (25 Photos)
Ksar Ait Benhaddou - A fortified city in Morocco (25 Photos)
Ksar Ait Benhaddou - A fortified city in Morocco (25 Photos)
Ksar Ait Benhaddou - A fortified city in Morocco (25 Photos)
Ksar Ait Benhaddou - A fortified city in Morocco (25 Photos)
Ksar Ait Benhaddou - A fortified city in Morocco (25 Photos)
Ksar Ait Benhaddou - A fortified city in Morocco (25 Photos)
Ksar Ait Benhaddou - A fortified city in Morocco (25 Photos)
Ksar Ait Benhaddou - A fortified city in Morocco (25 Photos)
Ksar Ait Benhaddou - A fortified city in Morocco (25 Photos)
Ksar Ait Benhaddou - A fortified city in Morocco (25 Photos)
Ksar Ait Benhaddou - A fortified city in Morocco (25 Photos)
Ksar Ait Benhaddou - A fortified city in Morocco (25 Photos)
Ksar Ait Benhaddou - A fortified city in Morocco (25 Photos)
Ksar Ait Benhaddou - A fortified city in Morocco (25 Photos)
Ksar Ait Benhaddou - A fortified city in Morocco (25 Photos)
Ksar Ait Benhaddou - A fortified city in Morocco (25 Photos)
Ksar Ait Benhaddou - A fortified city in Morocco (25 Photos)
Ksar Ait Benhaddou - A fortified city in Morocco (25 Photos)
Ksar Ait Benhaddou - A fortified city in Morocco (25 Photos)
Ksar Ait Benhaddou - A fortified city in Morocco (25 Photos)
Ksar Ait Benhaddou - A fortified city in Morocco (25 Photos)