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Unique, well-preserved fortified village on caravan route

Town of Ait Benhaddou, Morocco

Nearly 50 old palaces and 6 kasbahs joined together in this UNESCO World Heritage Site

Nearly 50 old palaces and 6 kasbahs joined together in this UNESCO World Heritage Site

This fortified village was on the caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakesh

This fortified village was on the caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakesh

Village is popular set for films including Sodom and Gomorrah, The Man Who Would Be King, The Last Temptation of Christ and Gladiator

Village is popular set for films including Sodom and Gomorrah, The Man Who Would Be King, The Last Temptation of Christ and Gladiator

The village is a great example of Moroccan earthen clay architecture

The village is a great example of Moroccan earthen clay architecture

On our tour we will see 7 of the 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Morocco

On our tour we will see 7 of the 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Morocco

A couple of towns in Morocco are famous for their rose products but we never saw any rose fields; this rose was at a stop along the way

A couple of towns in Morocco are famous for their rose products but we never saw any rose fields; this rose was at a stop along the way

The vast majority of families have moved across the river to the modern village but a few traditionalists continue to live in the ancient fortified town

The vast majority of families have moved across the river to the modern village but a few traditionalists continue to live in the ancient fortified town

How were people surviving in the Sahara to even require a town on the route to civilization?

How were people surviving in the Sahara to even require a town on the route to civilization?

Village has been used as a setting on the popular television series, Game of Thrones

Village has been used as a setting on the popular television series, Game of Thrones

View of the modern village; sure do miss my crushed ice!

View of the modern village; sure do miss my crushed ice!

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