Aït Benhaddou

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UNESCO World Heritage Site
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
Aït Benhaddou at evening light
Type Cultural
Criteria iv, v
Reference 444
UNESCO region Arab States
Inscription history
Inscription 1987 (11th Session)

Aït Benhaddou (Berber: Ath Benhadu, Arabic: آيت بن حدّو‎) is a fortified city, or ksar, along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech in present-day Morocco. It is situated in Souss-Massa-Drâa on a hill along the Ounila River and is known for its kasbahs, although they take damage with each rainstorm. Most of the town's inhabitants now live in a more modern village at the other side of the river; however, eight families still live within the ksar.

Aït Benhaddou has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987[1] and several films have been shot there, including:

Also used in parts of the TV series Game of Thrones.

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Coordinates: 31°03′N 7°08′W / 31.050°N 7.133°W / 31.050; -7.133