One of the palaces that retains its valuable architectural properties, on which it was built, is the palace of Ait Ben Haddou, despite the harsh erosion that passed through it through different times.
Kasbah or Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou is located 30 km from the city of Ouarzazate. It is a castle of sand built in a field filled with almond trees.
The presence of this palace in the middle of this flowering oasis is a breathtaking sight, especially in the spring, which has made it a unique decoration for a number of international films.
The interest of filmmakers, archaeologists and tourists in this historic landmark has made it worthy of UNESCO’s sponsorship and its inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1987.
Ait Ben Haddou Palace, with a total area of about 1300 square meters, overlooks the Unila Valley, where a small river known as the Salt Valley runs.
The palace was built during the eighteenth century AD in the village of Ait Bin Haddou and from which its name was taken, but some archaeologists assert that it was built for the first time during the reign of the Almoravids in the eleventh century AD, and the palace is surrounded by palm trees and other short archaeological buildings, and from the beauty of the picturesque nature and splendor The mud building of the palace AIT has become an important haven for international movies, so directors go there directly to take advantage of the important location in the archaeological films.
These films were photographed on the Moroccan archaeological site: “Lawrence of Arabia, the live lights of the day, sky sky, mummy, Christ the son of Nazareth, Alexander, the warrior.