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Ouarzazate Attractions, Morocco

Known locally as the "door of the desert", the city of Ouarzazate sits on a plateau south of the High Atlas Mountains. Located inland, some 100 miles from Marrakech, Ouarzazate is a beautiful spot, on the banks of a vast lake..

A stunning holiday destination, Ouarzazate is often used as a base for adventurous tourists to explore the desert or the mountains. However, the city itself also has much to offer. One of the biggest features is the Ouarzazate film studios. Famous titles such as Gladiator, The Mummy and Lawrence of Arabia were shot here. You can visit these famous locations, and experience some of the movie magic from behind the camera.

Ouarzazate - Ait benhadou

Ouarzazate is also home to the fortified city of Aït Benhaddo, which sits on an ancient trail, between the Sahara and Marrakech. This was once a well-used route by the Moroccan Caravans of old. Aït Benhaddo has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 1987, and after witnessing this ancient city, you will quickly see why. You could get lost for hours, wondering Aït Benhaddos picturesque streets, admiring the architecture of years gone by. There are countless other attractions here, including the Kasbah des Cigognes, which overlooks the Ouarzazate Lake. This spot is famous for its birdlife, being home to families of storks.

You are truly spoilt for choice when considering where to stay in Ouarzazate. Le Berbere Palace is very striking hotel. You will first notice its golden sandy appearance, perfectly complementing its neighbour, the desert. The traditional Berber tent is perfect for some shady relaxation by the pool. With its fitness centre, Jacuzzi and piano bar, Le Berbere Palace is surely one of the best hotels in Ouarzazate.

Ouarzazate - Beautiful oasis near Todra valley

Le Temple Des Arts is a luxurious 5 star, offering rooms decorated with a film inspired theme. In fact, as the name suggests, you will find this hotel to be one of the most artistically decorated properties out of the hotels in Ouarzazate. Buddha statues and marble bathrooms make this place really special. The riad Rose Noir evokes classic Morocco of old, with its traditional and atmospheric decoration, and impressive courtyard. Modern touches include free Internet.
Ouarzazate is an epic place, nestled between the desert and the mountains; it is no wonder that the film industry has embraced the place. You will understand the appeal entirely when you visit



Mohamed Walid
Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 12:53:16 PM
Beautiful oasis, i love the calm and peace that surrounds the life in the Sahara Desert

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