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Immediately on arrival to Marrakech, the first thing we did was take a long buggy ride to see the city and visiting the gardens of Menara, these are located west of Marrakesh, and have a large pond that receives water from the mountains Atlas. Were built in the twelfth century by the ruling Almohad Abd al-Mu'min.
The name derives from Menara "The Pavilion".
The pavilion and the basin (an artificial lake) are surrounded by orchards and olive groves. The intention of the basin is to irrigate the gardens that surround the gardens and using a sophisticated system of underground channels known as qanats. The basin is supplied with water through an old hydraulic system that carries water from the mountains about 30 kilometers away from Marrakech.

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