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Ait Benhaddou - Agdz - Gorges du Todra

 

At Benhaddou  is a 'fortified city', or ksar, along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech in present-day Morocco. It is situated on a hill along the Ouarzazate River and has some beautiful Kasbahs.  At Benhaddou has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987 and several films have been shot here.

 

Agdz which means "resting place" is located on the old caravan route linking Marrakech to Timbuktu. The lively market is held weekly on Thursdays.

 

Gorges du Todra is situated on the remote east side of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Both the Todra and neighboring Dades Rivers have carved out cliff-sided canyons (Arabic: wadi) on their final 40 km through the mountains. The final 600 m of the Todra gorge are the most spectacular. Here the canyon narrows to a flat stony track as little as 10m wide, with sheer and smooth rock walls up to 160 m high on each side. Local people live in the area and can be seen with their small donkeys, or herding sheeps.

 

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