MOROCCO A PIECE OF FINE ART IMAGE
Currency Language Moroccan Dirham Arabic, Darija & French
CASABLANCA HASSAN 11 MOSQUE Entrance Fee: MAD$120 adult / $60 student / 12 child 12 and under
HIGHEST MINERATE IN THE WORLD open for non Muslim
TOP 10 MOST BEAUTIFUL MOSQUE IN THE WORLD
Rabat, Morocco's capital, has one of the facinating view of the Atlantic ocean. Islamic and French-colonial heritage are visible all over this city especially the Kasbah of the Udayas. This Berber-era royal fort fronting the ocean bring ones back to the era of the bygones with it spread wing view of this blue ocean and it splashing waves against the building below. Hassan Tower, the 12th century mineret standing high above the ruin of a mosque.
Rabat is the second Imperial Cities of Moroccco. The must see places are :• Oudaias Kasbah • Hassan Tower, • Mausoleum of Mohamed V • The Royal Palace
The blue city as it is best know or simply â€œChaouenâ€? is a city built in the Rif Mountains of northwest of Morocco and it was founded in 1471 and with an elevation of 564 meters. Due to it geographical situation, this charming town has steep cobbled stone alleyways and it amazing to walk and simple enjoy the weaving, narrow street. It produce one of the unique native handicraft not found in other part of
Morocco especially the goat cheese, wool garment and woolen blanket. The beauty of Chefchaouen is all about the relax atmosphere, the mountainoues scenery and it cool crips air. Guests will be excited of the beauty and be amaze at this unique little town with open air cafe and bresthtaking scenery. Just relax and enjoy the walk.
MEKNES Meknes is derived from the word Miknasa, an Amazigh tribe. Meknes means the head of the tribe and one of the Unesco World Heritage Imperial Cities. This city was born sometime in the 11th century and reached it glory in the 17th century under the rule of Moulay Ismail, under the Alaouite dynasty. Located at the high plateau in the Middle Atlas, it has great weather and fertile land which is famous for it agriculture produce.
• Bab Mansour – the largest and most striking of Meknes total 27 gates. • Lahdim Square – the main medina. • Musee Dar Jamai – is an old palace and houses beautiful artifacts jewelries and antique Quran. The building itself with gorgeous garden is romantic setting for warning the heart when one stroll through it. • Dar el-Ma and Heri es-Souani – the Sultan grandest project of water storage which uses horses to draw up the under-ground water in the vaulted building. • Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail.
VOLUBILIS - ROMAN RUIN
Volubilis is partly excavated Roman city in Morocco and the discovery activities is still going on until today. This location was choosen for it fertile soil and it covers about 100 acres of land with a 2.6 Km of circuit wall and it experience rapid development in 3 B.C as a Roman-Berber kingdom.
The ruin was very much intact until mid 18th century where a big earthqueck destroy the building. This is a Uneco World Heritage Site listed as being “ an exceptionally well preserved example of large Roman colonial town on the fringes of the Empire”.
INSTANT MODEL OF THE YEAR
Look like a professional shot? No, just my old Iphone 6S. Nothing beat a gorgeous backdrop. The rest is just magical.
FES Fez is the most oldest imperial cities of Morocco as well as the spiritual capital of the country. Fes medina, Fes El Bali is also listed on the World Heritage Imperial Cities as the one of the largest urban pedestrian zones in the world. The city is founded in 789 and the word Fes mean “ axe”. Places of interes are : • Qaraouiyine mosque open it door in 895 which houses more than 4000 rare books and ancient Arabic manuscripts written by well know scholar.
• Nejjarine Museum of Wooden Crafts . • Fes El Bali – the oldest part of the medina. • Bab Boujloud – the blue gate. • The Tanneries • Medersa Bou Inania • The Mellah • Fes el Jedid – summer palace. Fes are famous for the production of leather good, ceramic and metal works lamp.These craft are still being made using ancient technique by qualified artisans,
A well known Swiss influence resort-town located in the Middle Atlas Mountain famous for it pines tree, ski slope and relaxing cafĂŠ for a weekend gateaway in Morocco. The stone scrupture lion near the park is a well know landmark.
MIDELT, AZROU & ZIG VALLEY PHOTO STOP
AZROU THE CEDAR FOREST the largest hard wood forest for the contruction of beautuful riad.
MIDELT THE LAND OF SAND Landscape changes shade from blue to terracotta.
ZIG VALLEY THE LAND OF FAMOUS MOROCCAN DATES The biggest oasis in Morocco.
JUST STAND & SNAP
RISSANI The connector of Northern and Southern of Morocco whether the ancient period or today it is still a very important city.Rissani famous for it and festive like souk comes alive every Tuesday, Thrusday and Sunday and as important as the past and the present.
THE MULES MARKET Sunday this souk is a must visit.
ONE OF THE LARGEST DATES MARKET
MODERN TIME ANCIENT MARKET
A kilo of super grade AAA dates is about Dirham 100
the market that bring the community into one.
MERZOUGA This is the nearest town to the Algerian border. It is famous for the Erg Chebbi, the largest desert in Morocco with beautiful sexy sand dunes. Sahara desert is located here and it is a must visit place for the Chinese from the far east due to the Chinese romantic novalist San Mao who at the age of about 20 make Sahara Desert as her home. It is here she pened all her best seller and it is here she wrote the famous chinese song " Don't Ask Me Where I am From".
it is located about 7 km from Merzouga , the Black African fled from salvery, had mad this place their home .
ENJOY THE HOSPITALITY A time of experiencing their culture and music.
THE AFRICAN MUSICIAN
THE AFRICAN VILLAGE Famous for their Gwana music
Free, open daily 10.00–18.30
Request your guide
Price from Euro 100 onward
The customary tea will be served.
TODRA GORGE Dades River are responsible to crave these limestone canyon which as high as 400 metres.
Rose Essence Product
Best Time to Visit the Valley
Body Product Body Lotion, Shower Gel
Summer from May to August
Skin Care Rose Water, Face cream
Open Daily 10;00 - 18:00
OUARZAZATE Known as the gateway to the Sahara Desert founded in 1928 it lies at the South of High Atlas Mountain. It is famous for it rugged landscape which is a choice location for many famous international movies. • Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou - A Unesco World Heritage. • Atlas Film Studio – Many famous film was shot at this studio. The Mummy, Gladiator, Price of Persia. • Tizi Thicka Pass - Built by the French in 1920, this winding road, it run amist the fertile land and it is the highest road in the world at 2260 m.
KASBAH AIT BEN HADDOU
Runs from February 8 to May 21
ATLAS FLIM STUDIO
Atlas Flim studio are founded in 1983 and it has since become the largest flim studio in the world.
the public to visit and take photograph on set that is still intact. Opening daily :-
Many blockbuster movies was produced here such as The Gladiator, The Mummy, The babel, and Jewels or the Niles to name a few. Until today this studio is very active and sought after by movie maker. Located just about 5 Km from the city of Ouarzazate, the studio open for
09:30 am Entrance Fees : Dirham 60 per person and a guide will be there to bring you for the entire tour of the studio. Tipping for guide is appreciated.
MARRAKECH Today Marrakech is the real action city of Morocco. Not only it is also a Unesco World Heritage Imperial City it is also a city that full of life, action of modern living and huge concentration of economic activities. The actual city was founded in 1062, by Abu Bakar Bin Omar, the AlmovaridKing's cousin. The town is inhibited mostly by the Berbers farmers before. The city was mostly are built by red sandstones and that is why it get it name as the "Red City".
Some of the must visit site. • The famous square Jemaa El Fna. • Koutoubia Mosque – the largest 11th century mosque in Marrakech with one of the oldest Almohad minarets remaining in the world. • Ben Youssef Madrasa – 14th century religious school. • Bahia Palace – a 19th century palace. • Saadian Tomb – 16th century jewel encased tomb. • Ourika Valley.
The beauty of Koutobia at night. This is the main street leading into Jemaa El Fna
JEMAA EL FNA Unesco World Heritage Site Until 19th century this , criminal who is sentence to death will be beheaded here.
THE SOUK, THE SQUARE & THE JEWS QUARTER.
Adult MAD 80 Museum MAD 30 daily 08:00–17.30
Rue Yves St Laurent By AMaps، Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
Throne Day : Hour differ. Check please
EXOTIC CACTUS SPECIES
Entrance Fee: $20 adult / $15 student / 12 child 12 and under
BEAUTIFUL BLOOM THOUGHOUT THE YEAR.
CACTUS AS TALL AS 10 FEET HIGH
Runs from 18 to July
OURIKA VALLEY Ourika Valley probably is the most visited place of the High Atlas region due to it assesibility and picturesque of Setti Fatma village and the cozy atmosphere with colorful cafe along the splashing river . It is about 1 hour drive from Marrakech. Come prepare with treking footwear and reach early for an unhurried adventure.
THE FIRST LEVEL OF THE SEVEN WATER FALL .
ENJOY YOUR DAY THIS CUTE LITTLE CAFE.
Total upward trek will take about 40 minutes.
OURIKA RIVER Flow from the High Atlas to the form this river
VISIT THE BERBER'S FOR TEA The indigenous people are now collectively called the Berbers, which currently form the largest population in Morocco. During the conquest of Arab in the 7th century in the region of North Africa, majority of the people accepted Islam but still maintain their unique cultural pratices until today.
THE TRADITIONAL HAMMAN
OUR HOST AND HER FAMILY
COSMOPOLITAN GUERLIZ Marrakech outer ring will be the newly develope part with fancy restaurant, clubs, shopping and the famous Moroccan Hammam.
VARIETY O DELICIOUS CUISINE Me and my crews
AGADIR It is one of the largest seaside resort in Morocco famous for it pearly sandy beach, modern and orderly street with happening dining experience are famous for local as well as foreign tourist alike • Skala Fortress • the port • Polizzi Medina • Visit to enjoy the work of Thuya wood craving by artisans. • Musee Municipal. • Old Kasbah.
ESSAOUIRA If you like a mixure of old and new, Essaouira is for you. It like a walking pictorial canvas with it clear blue sky, waving fishing boat, dancing waves and the hynotic call of the seagulls completely lullaby you to sleep. Essaouira has a history dated back to prehistoric times and the medina of Essaouira is listed as Unesco World Heritage City. • Argan oil factory by the women co-operative. • Ramparts. • Grand Mosque. • Souk Jdid. • Sqalas. • Delicious seafood restaurant by the beach.
Safi is an important Morocco port since 16th century and today it is a major sardine and phosphates processing port. The best of tangine pot came form Safi as the local clay made food cooked from the pot retained it freshness of taste.If you are here do not missed the freshest seafood for your meal!
The Portuguese Fortified City of Mazagan was listed as Unesco World Heritage Site in 2004. El Jadida was under the rule of Portuguese in 1502 unti 1769.
Effortless photograhy if you enjoy posing infront of the camera. Morocco present the backdrop that is too beautiful to resist.
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1. Mr C G Tan 2. Jenny Liew 3. Hamid Ali 4. Aziz
MOROCO2U MALAYSIA TEAM @ MATTA 2018
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