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Ait-Ben-Haddou ksar in Morocco photo

Ait-Ben-Haddou is the most magnificent fortress situated on the bank of a picturesque river. It was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. One of the ways to cross the stream is rather curious. No bridge is visible, but you still have to somehow get to the fortress. 

When you come to the bank of the stream you are besieged by a band of boys on donkeys and horses offering to take you across the stream for 10 dirhams (1 euro). Those who do not want to pay 10 dirhams can easily cross the stream by themselves, as the water, as a rule, does not rise above the ankle – but all the same it would be more interesting to cross the stream on back of a donkey. And when the stream gets dry, the local boys lose these earnings until the next raining season.

The fortress (kasbah) is on the hillside, so when going up you will always see new views. And the views are quite picturesque. By all means should you climb up to the top to have a panoramic view of the place.

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Aït Benhaddou fortress is the biggest and most beautiful kasba of all the remaining ones in Morocco
Side bastions of the Aït Benhaddou fortress
Topview of residental buildings and bastions of the Aït Benhaddou fortress
Residental buildings and passages between them at the Aït Benhaddou fortress
Fortress was constructed of clay brick and thatch
Kitchen in one of the inhabited buildings at the Aït Benhaddou fortress
Pottery in one of the inhabited buildings at the Aït Benhaddou fortress
Watch bastions of the Aït Benhaddou fortress reach the height of several tens of meters
Most roofs at the Aït Benhaddou fortress were made of thatch
Streets between residental buildings at the Aït Benhaddou fortified city
Close-up of all buildings at the Aït Benhaddou fortress
Streets between residental buildings at the Aït Benhaddou fortified city
Aït Benhaddou fortress was built on the slope of a hill near the city of Ouarzazate 
There is a stream in front of the Aït Benhaddou fortress which gets dry in summer
Some rooms of the Aït Benhaddou fortress are repaired
Roofs of the buildings at the Aït Benhaddou fortress
Roofs were made of tree trunks and clay 
Valley near the city of Ouarzazate as viewed from the highest point of the fortress
Small kasba along the Ouarzazate road near the strong fortress of Aït Benhaddou
Passages between residental buildings at the fortress of Aït Benhaddou
There were opened small shops for tourists at some rooms of the Aït Benhaddou fortress
Residental rooms of the Aït Benhaddou fortress
Stair to the hill of the Aït Benhaddou fortress
Some stairs are quite dangerous at the Aït Benhaddou fortress
Residental room at the Aït Benhaddou fortress
Central rooms of the fortress surrounded by residental rooms
Stairs between residental buildings of the Aït Benhaddou fortress
Here is the look of rough walls at the Aït Benhaddou fortress
Moroccan kasbas were built on the slopes of the conical Atlas mountains