Aït Benhaddou

Aït Benhaddou, it is said the Morocco’s most impressive and enchanting town, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987. From the 11th Century and located in the foothills on the southern slopes of the High Atlas, the ksar (Castle) Aït Benhaddou is a historic fortified village along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakesh in Morocco. The houses are made entirely out of clay bricks and wood.
Aït Benhaddou became a place for film industry and many films were filmed in here, like Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The Mummy (1999), Gladiator (2000), Alexander the Great (2004), Prince of Persia (2010), Game of Thrones (2011), Queen of the Desert (2015) and others.
It was a great experience being in a place like this and meet some of the few remnant five or ten Berber families who still live there.

Published by Jonatas

London based Photography enthusiast and traveller.

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