By Youssef Mrini
How can you talk about North Africa without evoking these idyllic places to visit in Morocco? They make the country a genuine destination and are a memorable souvenir for those who visit these places.
Morocco is considered by some as one of the most beautiful countries in the world; it is also one of the most valued touristic destinations. Here is a summary of the places that you must see on your visit to Morocco:
1 – The Todra Valley Gorge
At 15 km (9 miles) from the center of Tinghir, the entrance to the High Atlas, there is a huge gorge in the Todra valley. The high limestone cliffs rise 300 meters above the ground and peak at 2500 meters. Some of them have never been climbed. For thousands of years, the Todra river carved the cliffs, which are decorated with beautiful colors by the sun. It is one of the most breathtaking places to visit in Morocco.
2 – Merzouga
Merzouga is a small Saharan village located in the southeast of Morocco, 35 km from Rissani and 50 km from Erfoud. Merzouga is famous for its dunes, the highest in Morocco. It has become one of the primary tourist attractions in the region and one of the best places to visit in Morocco.
3 – Paradise Valley
On the road of Imouzzer, 25 km from Aourir, there is a small rest stop. This is where the adventure to Paradise Valley begins. Mountains, forests, and rivers surround this beautiful place. It is composed of three major waterfalls with immense natural turquoise swimming pools.
4 – Aït-ben-Haddou
Ait Ben Haddou is a ksar of Morocco, in the province of Ouerzazate. It is classified as one of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites and is located in the valley of Ounila, in the south of Tafilalet.
5 – The Ziz River
The source of the Ziz River is located in the Eastern High Atlas. Although it is discontinuous along its bed, the river has long been used to facilitate human transit through this mountainous region.
6 – Dades gorges
The Dades gorges are located in the upper Valley of Dades. This is a popular touristic destination.
7 – Well of Khettaras
A qanat is an underground irrigation system that allows water collection and filtration. The Well of Khettaras is located near Erfoud and is one of the oldest vestiges in Morocco.
8 – Akchour
Akchour is a small village in Morocco. It is 30 km from Chefchaouen on the road to Oued Lau, in northern Morocco
9 – Ouzoud waterfalls
The Ouzoud waterfalls are about 110 meters high. They are arranged on three levels, on the Ouzoud Wadi in the Middle Atlas.
10 – The dam of Bin el Ouidane
The dam of Bin el Ouidane is located in the province of Azilal, designed by engineer André Coyne.
Isn’t Morocco the most beautiful country in the world?
Translated by Nahla Landolsi. Edited by Katrina Bushko