Ait Ben Haddou – a Desert city made of clay
Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, It’s a bit like walking through a giant sandcastle. Quite an old sandcastle. Because the clay walls to the right and left of me are more than 400 years old. Quite fascinating when you consider that these walls collapse in a downpour. The Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou is located south of Marrakech and is one of the best-preserved in Morocco. The complex has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1987 – an example of the so-called Kasbah Architecture, which is typical in southern Morocco.
Around 200 kilometers and the 4,000 meter high mountains of the High Atlas separate the desert city from Marrakech. And so the drive there is already extremely spectacular. The initially green hills are turning more and more into a red-brown mountain landscape.
MY ADVICE: Ait Ben Haddou and Ouarzazate day trip from Marrakech or a 3-day desert safari tour from Marrakech to Erg Chebbi including Ait Ben Haddou