Ouarzazate Travel Guide

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Ouarzazate, also called The Door of the desert, is a city in Southern Morocco. Its name comes from a berber phrase meaning "without noise".

Burning sands, snowy peaks, palm groves and verdant oasis make a breath taking scenery and a idyllic wonder of a town from another age in which fairy tales and real life go together on the same road.

Lawrence of Arabia, Cleopatra, Gladiator, Alexander, Babel, Kingdom of Heaven and so many other successful movies have been shot here in one of the largest movie studios in the world Atlas Studios and they made Ouarzazate to be called The Moroccan Hollywood.

The Taourit Kasbah with the old Palace of Glaoui and Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah - the background of many movies, are included in Unesco heritage programme and they are waiting for you to wander their ancient streets and to discover their history.

Kelaa El Megouna, the capital of wild roses and the valley with the finest rose gardens, the Ziz Valley, Skoura Oasis, village of Tamadaght with its crumbling fortifications and alleys and so many other places will make your vacation unforgettable.

The Draa Valley begins in the High Atlas and winds its way as far as Agdz village. It has a long river, contrasted by palm trees and sand mountains.

In the High Atlas resides the Valley of the Dades known for the gorges within this valley.

At Todra Gorge, you will see two sheer cliffs 300m/980ft high separated by a narrow corridor only 20m/65ft wide.

Part or or all of this text stems from the original article at: http://www.zoufi.com

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