Rissani, Morocco
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Situated on the edge of the Sahara with only the Tafilalt oasis between it and the vast expanse of the desert, Rissani is the last ksar along the Wadi Ziz. Yet this village with its small canals is more than a gateway to the Sahara Desert. Explore the souk, more authentic than the market in Marrakech. Bike to the oasis and tour a 17th century kasbah. Walk to Sijilmassa and visit the ruins of the northern terminus of the trans-Sahara caravan route. Shop for pottery. And, of course, organize a desert safari. But before you depart, visit the town's only parking lot, which is filled with donkeys rather than cars. This mode of transport doesn't require a driver to “honk”. The scene, not to mention the noise, could well become the most talked about moment of your family's Moroccan adventure.
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Established in 757 AD, Sijilmassa was an important trading center from the 8th to the 11th century. The northern terminus for caravan routes transporting gold across the Saha ...
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Moulay Ali Sharif was the first ruler of the Moroccan Alawites (also spelled Alaouite), who, at the request of the Berbers, settled in the region in the 13th century. Unfortu ...
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