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An authentic Moroccan village Destination Morocco, Cities and Regions, Atlas Mountains, around Maarrakesh, Adventure in Morocco

There is a common misconception in tourism that to see the great sights you have to spend your time in the larger urban centres, which are well-known for their culture and historical attractions.
While it is true that the larger cities do have a good portion of the sights that many tourists come to see, not just in Morocco but around the world, there is something to be said about the smaller cities and towns that may be passed over by an uninformed tourists

Often, those small towns will be places that can open your mind, delight your senses and enrich your soul.

Morocco is full of these types of small towns, where time has passed them over and a simpler way of live without the modern disadvantages.

One of these towns sits about half an hour away from the big city of Marrakech, on the foot of the Atlas Mountains;

This small town, which is so small you can get around most of it on foot, has been forgotten by time and missed by modernization.

As a traditional Berber village, it boasts a traditional village lifestyle that is hard to come by elsewhere in Morocco.

Most tourists in fact will not even know about this town, and the accommodations for it are quite sparse as a result.

However, due to its close proximity to Marrakech, if you are visiting that city there are plenty of tours that will take you out, which could provide a relief from the hustle and bustle of one of the most important cities in all of Morocco.

The landscape of the town is truly amazing. Sitting at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, It has the ability to dazzle the eye throughout the day, simply by the color of the mountains.

Over the course of a day, the mountains will change color from green to blue to grey, a sight that is truly breathtaking and worth the trip.

Along with the color of the mountains and the small town atmosphere of the town, there is the authentic feel of Morocco you will get from being in the town.

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  • Copyright: Iain Richardson (RhodieIke) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 835 W: 1 N: 2670] (11752)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-05-22
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/7.1, 1/60 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-06-07 0:44
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