A look at Ait Benhaddou – the village known as Hollywood Africa

 

Eyes are the best camera and memory is your favorite photo album. So, if you have a chance, visit Morocco once and discover for yourself the incredibly beautiful Ait Benhaddou village. this charm!

Morocco is known as the most beautiful land in North Africa - where visitors are often attracted by the elegant city of Tangier, the famous romantic Casablanca or the vast Marrakesh with intense vitality, one can only forget that this place has a lot of life. the village Ait Benhaddou – a charming old village with its own unique features that you must visit to feel it all.

Ait Benhaddou villageTraveling to Morocco, you must definitely visit Ait Benhaddou village. Photo: Destination Morocco

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Discover the uniqueness of Ait Benhaddou. country

Overview of Ait Benhaddou làng village

About 30 kilometers from Ouarzazate, the beautiful village of Ait Benhaddou , nestled at the foot of the High Atlas Mountains. Not only one of the famous tourist attractions of Morocco, Ait Benhaddou village It is also recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site since 1987 and is the setting of famous blockbuster movies such as Lawrence of Arabia, The War. interstellar or gladiator….

Ait Benhaddou villageThe beautiful village of Ait Benhaddou, nestled at the foot of the High Atlas Mountains. Photo: livingnomads.com

Beautiful houses in Ait Benhaddou. country

Not too vibrant or flashy, Ait Benhaddou fascinates international visitors with characteristic buildings in the Ksar style. In a word, Ksar is a group of houses with high walls, which is considered a traditional living space of the local people in the Sahara desert. There are even houses up to 3 to 4 floors high made from earth. Inside the high mud walls are 6 ksars, each consisting of 8 families living together.

Ait Benhaddou villageAit Benhaddou fascinates international visitors with typical Ksar-style architecture. Photo: livingnomads.com

And yet, coming here you will also be surprised by the houses Ait Benhaddou village Although it is not built too elaborately, most of the visitors coming here are crazy, complimenting the beauty, taking pictures of the floors. The top is decorated with elaborate patterns, extremely meticulous. Furthermore, a tower was built at each corner of the brick and mud wall in the traditional way.

Ait Benhaddou villageMost of the tourists who visit Ait Benhaddou village go crazy, sob and praise the beauty. Photo: theglobetrottingdetective

In fact, the more elaborate the towers are built, the richer their owners are. Many of the towers are even ornate to the point of looking like crowns. However, since they are all made of earth, they also become old and rotten due to the weather over the years.

Ait Benhaddou villageIn fact, the more elaborate the towers are built, the richer their owners are. Photo: theglobetrottingdetective
When viewed from above, you will have the opportunity to admire the magnificent beauty of the village of Ait Benhaddou and Ksars also becomes more shimmering under the brilliant sunlight of the desert. For many Moroccan tourists , the best time to visit Ait Bebhaddou is in the late afternoon as dusk falls over the Sahara. There is nothing better than standing on top of Ait Ben Haddou and looking out over the village in the sunset. No need to search, any angle here is the perfect natural backdrop for you to take beautiful photos.
Ait Benhaddou villageWhen viewed from above, you will have the opportunity to admire the magnificent beauty of Ait Benhaddou village. Photo: Livingnomads

Paintings made from fire in Ait Benhaddou Village

Mr. Mohamed is a fire painter and has lived in Ait Benhaddou village almost 30 years. With simple tools and skillful hands, he paints beautiful pictures of Moroccan culture and landscape. According to him, the most difficult thing is to create "soul" for the painting because this requires the patience, ingenuity and passion of a real artist. With only two main colors - the white color of the paper and the yellow-brown color of the ink, Mohamed created contrasting lines, giving the picture depth and impression.

Ait Benhaddou villagePaintings made from fire in Ait Benhaddou village. Photo: Livingnomads
The simplicity of the fire painting is perfect for recreating the ancient but very poetic scenes in Morocco, allowing visitors to experience and learn more about the famous destinations in the land of a thousand and one nights. phone.
Ait Benhaddou villageThe simplicity of the flame painting is very suitable to show the old but very poetic scenes in Morocco. Photo: Livingnomads

To end the journey of discovery Ait Benhaddou village To the fullest, don't forget to stop by and enjoy hot tea in a silver cup at a local tea house. Morrocans typically treat their guests to three types of tea, each with its own flavor and meaning. Although tea and Ksars can be found anywhere in Morocco, the village of Ait BenHaddou makes every visitor want to return for its unparalleled ancient beauty.

Ait Benhaddou villageAlthough tea and Ksars can be found anywhere in Morocco, the village of Ait BenHaddou makes every visitor want to return for its unparalleled ancient beauty. Photo: theglobetrottingdetective

Instructions on how to move to Ait Benhaddou village:

Ait Benhaddou villageYou can absolutely fly direct from Vietnam to Morocco. Photo: Travelers Wordwide

To move to Ait Benhaddou village , you can book flight tickets of Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways or Emirates Airways to fly directly from Vietnam to Morocco. Fares usually range from 800-1300 USD/round trip. Flights often transit in Istanbul, Doha or Abu Dhabi before landing in Casablanca, the most romantic city in the world. From there, you can take a bus or train to Ait Benhaddou.

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