Friday, 27 November 2015

The High Atlas mountains the Ait Ben Haddaou Kasabah and the Moroccan hollywood

The pictures bellow are for Ourzazat , the High Atlas mountains and some Kasabah. To see this places you can do a day trip from Marrakech to Ourzazat. you start at 8:00 Am then drive through the High Atlas mountains .you will driver through the highest pass (Tizi-N-Tichka)  in morocco , about 2260 M altitude .And around 3 hours and a half driving through the windy road of the montains you will have like 1 hour and a half in the Kasabh of Ait Ben Haddou. It is a fortified village which has been classified by UNESCO as one of the world 's cultural treasures.Mnay famous movies were done in this Kasbah like Sheltering Sky , Gladiator ,..Etc .And after some time in the Kasabh you will drive to the town of Ourzazat. The town stands in the middle of an arid plateau that contrasts sharply with the slopes and vegetaion of the nearby High Atlas .

this is the windy road. This stop point is a nice panoramique view up in the montain to the valley and road
The Kasabah of Ait Ben Haddou . The uphill veiw. This Kasbah is one of the oldeset Kasabah in Morocco. It used to be a meeting point for the caravans to trade in commodties. Today is a movie place and there stll like 10 famillies live permanently here.
Its the outside veiw of the old cinema studio in the town of Ourzazat, the Moroccan holywood.

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