Aït Ben Haddou is one of the most famous and beautiful Kasbah in Ouarzazate, known as the city of 1000 Kasbah. It is located 30 kilometers from Ouarzazate and has a unique architecture, its towers are visible from far and the brown color is consistent with the nature of the region. The Kasbah is located on a highland surrounded by narrow pathways to provide adequate protection from the invaders. It was built to be efficient economically, established alongside the river Wadi al-Maleh, which feeds the neighboring agricultural lands that guarantee nutrition.The houses built of mud and wood, which is suitable for the region and nature, providing cold in the summer and warmth in the winter. The construction materials used in these homes requires extra care and continuity of attention, which has made the Ait Ben Haddou an example of preserved construction of high quality.In 1987, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated Ait Ben Haddou as a global heritage of humanity. Today, the Kasbah is a model of great tourist value in the south-east of Morocco and has become a favorable place for a number of international films.
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