Ouarzazate

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picturesque place

to Ait Benhaddou for 300 dirhams, however you can haggle (we managed to get to 220 after some serious effort), driver will wait couple of hours. Very picturesque place, lots of movies were shot there (Gladiator). 10 dirham to visit kasbahs. You don't need a guide, but locals will follow you pretending to help and at the end will ask for money. Careful not to get too wet from the river when crossing it, since there's been reports of Schistosomiasis contracted from the water. *Walk along the central square behind Muhammad V at night when everyone comes out. The kids go out to play football on the square, people go eat and socialize, and you'll get a feel for the community just walking around. * Go to '''Atlas Studios'''. It lies about ~ 4km from town center. Entrance ticket is 50 dirhams. Films such as Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra, Lawrence of Arabia, The Man Who Would Be King, Cleopatra, Kundun, Gladiator, The Living Daylights and Alexander, Kingdom of Heaven and Babel were shot there. Most of movie decorations are a bitt crumbled, but egyptan decorations is still impressive but in very poor condition, left to rotten unfortunately, a shame. *Plan an expedition out to '''M'Hamid'''. A night in the Sahara is unforgettable and can be the best part of your Moroccan adventure. Ourzazate is the last big town in the south where this is easy and cheap to do. There are lots of agencies around that can arrange a trek like this, though this is the more expensive way to do it. A cheaper way, if you don't mind worrying about a few details, is to rent a car, go out there yourself, and negotiate an overnight in the desert with a Merzougan auberge (most of them offer overnights in the desert). Renting a car and driving the way is relatively easy if you drive a stick. The roads out that way are very good and easy to navigate. The overnight in the Dunes should only cost about 300-400Dh. A grand taxi will also take you out that way and back for 150-200Dh. Everything out here is negotiable, so shop around for the best price. * Wikipedia:Ouarzazate Commons:Category:Ouarzazate


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in Ouarzazate, Morocco (Culture of Morocco#Movies in Morocco) just south of the Atlas Mountains over a further three weeks. Wikipedia:Ouarzazate Commons:Category:Ouarzazate


largest movie

: www.weatherbase.com weather weather.php3?s 056206 title Weatherbase: Weather for Ouarzazate, Morocco publisher Weatherbase year 2011 Retrieved on November 22, 2011. date November, 2011 Film studios thumb Ouarzazate Film studios 250px (File:Atlas Corporation Studios Ouarzazate Morocco.JPG) Atlas Studios is one of the largest movie studios in the world. Several historical movies were shot here, including '' Asterix & Obelix


opening battle

and art director Grégory Levasseur chose not to film in the original's filming location of Victorville, California, and instead scouted many locations for filming including Namibia, South Africa, New Mexico, and Mexico. The two settled on Ouarzazate in Morocco, which was also known as "the gateway to the Sahara Desert". Filming The film was shot in three main locations between January and May 1999. The opening

battle scenes in the forests of Germania were shot in three weeks in the Bourne Woods, near Farnham, Surrey in England. Wikipedia:Ouarzazate Commons:Category:Ouarzazate


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, Morocco, where the previous movie (The Hills Have Eyes (2006 film)) was filmed. The alternate title was The Hills Have Eyes 2: The Hills Still Have Eyes. Wikipedia:Ouarzazate Commons:Category:Ouarzazate


play football

the central square behind Muhammad V at night when everyone comes out. The kids go out to play football on the square, people go eat and socialize, and you'll get a feel for the community just walking around. * Go to '''Atlas Studios'''. It lies about ~ 4km from town center. Entrance ticket is 50 dirhams. Films such as Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra, Lawrence of Arabia, The Man Who Would Be King, Cleopatra, Kundun, Gladiator, The Living Daylights and Alexander, Kingdom of Heaven and Babel were shot there. Most of movie decorations are a bitt crumbled, but egyptan decorations is still impressive but in very poor condition, left to rotten unfortunately, a shame. *Plan an expedition out to '''M'Hamid'''. A night in the Sahara is unforgettable and can be the best part of your Moroccan adventure. Ourzazate is the last big town in the south where this is easy and cheap to do. There are lots of agencies around that can arrange a trek like this, though this is the more expensive way to do it. A cheaper way, if you don't mind worrying about a few details, is to rent a car, go out there yourself, and negotiate an overnight in the desert with a Merzougan auberge (most of them offer overnights in the desert). Renting a car and driving the way is relatively easy if you drive a stick. The roads out that way are very good and easy to navigate. The overnight in the Dunes should only cost about 300-400Dh. A grand taxi will also take you out that way and back for 150-200Dh. Everything out here is negotiable, so shop around for the best price. * Wikipedia:Ouarzazate Commons:Category:Ouarzazate


movies

: www.weatherbase.com weather weather.php3?s 056206 title Weatherbase: Weather for Ouarzazate, Morocco publisher Weatherbase year 2011 Retrieved on November 22, 2011. date November, 2011 Film studios thumb Ouarzazate Film studios 250px (File:Atlas Corporation Studios Ouarzazate Morocco.JPG) Atlas Studios is one of the largest movie studios in the world. Several historical movies were shot here, including '' Asterix & Obelix

-transferred.jpg Film props at Atlas Studios See also * Tizi n'Tichka: The mountain pass that leads to Ouarzazate * List of Movies shot in Morocco * Ouarzazate Airport References External links

in Ouarzazate, Morocco (Culture of Morocco#Movies in Morocco) just south of the Atlas Mountains over a further three weeks. Finally, the scenes of Ancient Rome were shot over


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triple). It can get very cold in winter, and the street facing rooms are very noisy. *

checkout 12PM content Simple and clean hotel located right on the town center. This is a nice cheap option and great quality price facilities. All rooms have private bathrooms and tv. Breakfast served on downstairs restaurant. *


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of Ouarzazate, 92 km north of Zagora. Agdz which means "resting place" is located on the old caravan route linking Marrakech to Timbuktu. Agdz long played an important economic role. Then, because of the drought years of 1970 1980 and lack of facilities of transportation, it has lost its importance, leading to much of the population to leave town in search of work. Production ''The Hills Have Eyes 2'' began filming in the summer of 2006 in Ouarzazate


the amazing race

: Mission Cleopatra '', ''Lawrence of Arabia (Lawrence of Arabia (film))'', '' The Man Who Would Be King (The Man Who Would Be King (film))'', ''Kingdom of Heaven (Kingdom of Heaven (film))'' and ''Babel (Babel (film))''. It was also the location of an episode of the television series ''The Amazing Race 10'' and ''Game of thrones: Season 3 (Game_of_Thrones_(season_3))''. Sights nearby The kasbah-town of Aït Benhaddou is nearby. Many excursions through the valley of the Draa River into the Sahara (Sahara Desert) start from the city. These include trips to Zagora (Zagora, Morocco), an oasis town surrounded by palm tree plantations and a departure point for camel trains to Timbuktu, a journey that would take about 52 days. These days the border to Algeria is closed, stopping the Timbuktu route. Mapping Detailed maps are hard to obtain in Morocco. The French IGN mapping at a 1:100,000 scale has been reproduced by the Moroccan ''Division de la carte''. These maps are often out of date and obtained with special permission in Rabat. Soviet mapping on a 1:200,000 scale is available on the Internet, but these are generally outdated and show the names of places in Cyrillic letters. A new series of maps are available, including the Wikipedia:Ouarzazate Commons:Category:Ouarzazate

Ouarzazate

'''Ouarzazate''' (Berber (Berber language): ''Warzazat'' '''ⵡⴰⵔⵣⴰⵣⴰⵝ'''; in the middle of a bare plateau south of the High Atlas Mountains. To the south of the town is the desert.

The town is chiefly inhabited by Berber-speakers, who constructed many of the prominent kasbahs (locally known as: ''iɣeṛman'') and buildings for which the area is known. Ouarzazate is an important holiday destination in Morocco, as a base for excursions across the Draa Valley and into the desert. The fortified village (ksar) of Ait Benhaddou west of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Ouarzazate area is a noted film-making location, with Morocco's biggest studios inviting many international companies to work here. Films such as ''Lawrence of Arabia (Lawrence of Arabia (film))'' (1962), ''The Living Daylights'' (1987), ''The Last Temptation of Christ'' (1988), ''The Mummy (The Mummy (1999 film))'' (1999), ''Gladiator (Gladiator (2000 film))'' (2000), ''Kingdom of Heaven (Kingdom of Heaven (film))'' (2005), ''Kundun'' (1997), ''Legionnaire (Legionnaire (film))'' (1998), ''Hanna (Hanna (film))'' (2011), and ''Salmon Fishing in the Yemen'' (2011) were shot here, as was part of the TV series ''Game of Thrones''.

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