Many points of interest are scattered east of Marrakech throughout the High Atlas region. Among these are:

Ait Ben Haddou. This ancient kasbah (fortress) and mud brick city is not only a UNESCO world heritage site but also a popular filming location, having featured in movies like Gladiator and more recently in Game of Thrones. It’s a touristy location but not terribly so, and I think this is a very worthwhile stop.

Ait ben haddou kasbah

Ouarzazate is a town near Ait Ben Haddou. Sights here include the town’s old kasbah, and a movie studio where Morocco has often stood in for other locations such as Egypt in Hollywood movies.

Ouarzazate Mountains

Todgha Gorge is a deep canyon in the High Atlas region offering some spectacular scenery.

The Dades Valley is a green valley around the dades river surrounded by rocky desert, often with views of interesting rock formations.

The High Atlas region is also home to various small berber villages, and is a popular place in Morocco to go hiking and trekking.

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