The ksar at Ait-Ben-Haddou in Ouarzazate province is the most famous and best preserved example of this traditional type of pre-Saharan habitat. A ksar comprises a densely packed group of red earthen buildings enclosed by a high defensive wall reinforced by towers. Ait-Ben-Haddou dates to the 15th century and if it looks familiar, it's because it has been used as the location for the Hollywood epics Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth and Gladiator.
Travel to Ait-Ben-Haddou Ksar
Organised group tours: Click here to see 15 tours to Morocco which may include Ait-Ben-Haddou Ksar.