Ait-Benhaddou. The famous and mysterious Ksar of Ait-Benhaddou. The fortified city along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech never stopped to make the world dream and write about it. In fact, 21 movies and Tv series were recorded in this holy place for the “7ième Art”.I was so happy to finally stand front of this historic monument. It looked like in the movies. Unreal! We had the impression we were back in time. We were finally in a bedouin city.
Just to give you a short explanation: bedouins are an entirely different culture from the moroccan one: they speak a different language, wear different clothes, and descends from nomads who have historically inhabited the Arabian and Syrian deserts. They are traditionally divided into tribes, or clans and share a common culture of herding camels and goats. Today there is around 21million bedouin spread cross North Africa & Middle East.
Diogo and I decided to go and explore the temples and houses, before to climb to the top and watch the sunset from there. A bedouin man from a small shop before the entrance to the fortified city, approached me and convinced me to put a Bedouin headscarf around my head like the traditional bedouins wear, it’s called a Imamah, told me the old man.
Ok let’s play Bedouin style then!
Have you ever been here or experienced a bedouin site?Let me know!
Location: Ait-Benhaddou, Morocco