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I could not even look at this for months after because of the vile stench of rotting carcasses. The sprig of mint they give you to hold over your nose helps a bit.

You are better to research the tanneries before you go as there are a lot of touts waiting to make a quick dollar or 3.

From Wikitravel: "Visiting the Tanneries can be an interesting experience. Even if some people tell you the area is only for locals, it is possible to visit the Tanneries without paying a youngster. After finding a Tannery, ask one of the workers if you can visit it and take pictures. The tanneries are at the east end of Avenue Bab El Dabbagh. That 'main' tannery, Dar Dbagh, where they seem to channel all the tourists is near the Bab Debbagh gate. You'll be quickly approached by a guide who'll give you a sprig of mint and tell you that the tour is no charge. At the end of the tour you may be asked for as much as 100 MAD for a "tip". This is far too much (9 EU). Give no more than 10-20 MAD and ignore the stinkeye they may give you. If you hate or are bad at haggling, show them before the tour how much you will pay them."

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