Ouarzazate refers to a city which also doubles up as the capital of the Ouarzazate Province. The province is found in south central Morocco in the Souss-Massa-Draa. It has been christened the door of the desert. The city is home to Berbers and forms an ideal film shooting location with a large number of Hollywood block buster movies having been shot here. Some of the cities that lie in close proximity with the city of Ouarzazate include Marrakesh, Agadir, Asfi, Casablanca and Rabat.
There are a number of attractions in Ouarzazate. One such attraction is the Aït Benhaddou Kasbah which refers to a castle that stands in the centre of almond trees. It is a beautiful castle that has been featured in a number of movies including “Lawrence of Arabia”. The castle has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The other attraction in Ouarzazate is the festival of the Desert Symphonies which is held annually during the month of June. It features a number of artists from this artistically endowed region. The other attraction in Ouarzazate is the Soul which is held on Sunday. It refers to a market or souk for buying and selling. The Morrocan population is predominantly rural and each tribe has its own number of souks that are usually conducted in a reserved enclosure or in the open countryside. To get to these attractions you need to rent a car in Ouarzazate.
The other popular attraction in Ouarzazate is the Taourirt Kasbah. The Taourirt refers to the residence of the Glaoui. It features a number of towers that rise to make it a sight to behold. The other attraction is the Valley of the Dades Attractions which is located in the High Atlas. It is renowned the world over for the spectacular gorges that are found within the valley. The other attraction in Ouarzazate is the Todra Gorge. It refers to two sheer cliff faces that rise to over nine hundred and thirty feet and which are separated by a slender corridor that measure sixty-five feet wide. To get to these attractions, you need to hire a car in Ouarzazate.
The other must visit attraction in Ouarzazate is the Alzag-Valley of the Dades. It refers to the home of one hundred and twenty smiths who are known for their production of exquisitely worked daggers. The other attraction is the Bou Taghrar Kasbah also found in the Valley of the Dadès and is balanced on the peak of a rocky outcrop. To get to these attractions you need car rental in Ouarzazate.
There are other attractions that are worth visiting in and around the city of Ouarzazate. Some of these include the El Kelaa, a Souk held on Wednesday and the El Kelaa M'Gouna.
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