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Taroudant Historic District/Site

The city walls of Taroudant are unique in their completeness and for the fact that the new city has not yet encroached upon them, making them not only easily visible but also approachable. There are five main entry points into the city (from the northwest, going clockwise): Bab el Kasbah, Bab Zorgan, Bab Targhount, Bab Ouled Bounouna, and Bab el Khemis. There is only one place where you can climb up stairs onto the ramparts for a view across the town, at Bab el Kasbah. The best way to see the ramparts is at sunset in a calèche (horse and trap) as the setting sun casts a golden glow over the walls, and local women come out in their bright costumes to chat in the cooler air.

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Taroudant, Souss-Massa-Drâa  Morocco

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