The valley is surrounded by breathtaking Atlas Mountains adorning the earthy-colored land in scenic fashion, with several long palm trees looking down at the valley.
The publication said that it travelled to a set of lands that give birth to “some of the world’s most ancient cultures from Morocco’s Draa Valley, once ruled by Berber Kings, to Ithaca, Greece.”
Sitting deep in southern Morocco, the valley is home to green plains, and long palm trees that look down at the river, Draa, considered Morocco’s largest.
The valley stretches from Morocco’s artistic city of Ouarzazate, also known as the Hollywood of Africa due to its numerous movie studios. The region is heavily decorated in the cinema world, with many renowned Hollywood films or at least movie scenes having been shot there.
Lonely Planet, one of the leading travel guides in the tourism industry, described the Daraa valley as a place “formed by a narrow ribbon of water from the High Alas that occasionally emerges triumphantly in lash oases, particularly between Agdz and Zagora.”
The region still preserves its originality and history from the 17 and 18th centuries, with houses built of clay and simple materials. The houses gave the region an earthy-colored artistic view for photography lovers.
The palm trees and green plains gave the view a sense of life with the high Atlas Mountains surrounding the place.
The New York Times put a backlink of an article published in May 2019 from its author Aatish Taseer, who explored the region with the help of a local guide.
Taseer said, “South of Marrakesh, the Draa Valley still exerts an indefinable pull, retaining traces of its now almost-vanished Berber kingdom.”
He added that “One had to go much farther south, across the Atlas and into the Draa Valley, an 8,900-square-mile oasis that ran along the Algerian border, to get a whiff of that world to which the exchange of goods and ideas — first salt, silver and slaves, then religion, manuscripts and notions of kingship — had given an inner cohesion.”