Morocco’s Kasbah Ait Benhaddou is one of the most eye-catching filming locations featured in the epic HBO series Game of Thrones.
Rabat – The good news for Game of Thrones fans is that it is finally 2019, and there are only a few months to go until the release of the eighth and final season of the series in April.
For the special occasion, Buzz Bingo has made a list of the “Top 10 most Instagrammed Game of Thrones filming locations.”
Kasbah Ait Benhaddou in the southern Moroccan province of Ouarzazate ranked as the second most “Instagrammed” location. Instagrammers have captured photos of the site 58,933 times with the city’s hashtag.
Ait Benhaddou featured in 2013, in the third season of the series, as both fictional cities of “Yunkai” and “Pentos” where most of the scenes with Daenerys Targaryen (played by Emilia Clarke) were shot.
The fortified historical city, Ait Ben Haddou, shown as the “Slaving city” in the series, provided a captivating setting for Daenerys’ battle with the Second Sons to liberate slaves.
The cliff wall of Morocco’s windy city of Essaouira also stood in for the fictional city of “Astapor,” upon which Daenerys’s dragons flew in the season 3 finale.
Needless to say, the popular series is attracting thousands of tourists to the featured locations in a boost for tourism.
Other Top GOT Instagrammed sites:
Krka National Park, Croatia: 92,343
“King’s landing,” Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland: 43,403 hashtags
“Towers of Pyke on the Iron Island,” Carrick-a-Rede, Northern Ireland: 38,007 hashtags
“Dragonstone Island,” Gaztelugatxe, Spain: 33,947 hashtags
“Dothraki Sea,” the Bardenas Reales, Spain: 31,045 hashtags
CGI shots beyond “The Wall,” Vatnajokull, Iceland: 18,893 hashtags
Stage for Brienne and the Hound’s duel scene, Thingvellir National Park, Iceland: 18,533 hashtags
“Dragonpit,” Italica, Spain: 18,046 hashtags
“Winterfell” Doune Castle, Scotland: 13,106 hashtags