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As suggested before, my trip went through the wonderful Ait Benhadou city. This place is one of the most well preserved Ksour throughout Morocco.
The Ksar is a group of traditional Kasbah made of clay. This one was classified by UNESCO as World Patrimony.

The Ait Benhadou Ksar tends to be abandoned today. There are only a few families left because of the floods which regularly occur in the rivers around the old Ksar. Indeed, the small oued on the foreground of the picture can become an angry river after few hours of rain.

Most inhabitants of the village chose to build new houses on the other side of the oued, close to the road so as to avoid being isolated during the flood season. We can fear that becomes a threat to the survival of this very demanding kind of buildings. They need constant restoring and maintenance and if no one lives there, they will simply disappear by lack of maintenance.

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