Thousands of people choose to visit Morocco every year. With its inspiring mix of history, hot climate, culture and natural wonders it’s easy to see why there’s such a draw. This article takes a look at just a few of the best reasons to visit this magical country.
First up we have the beautiful city of Marrakech, known as the Imperial City of Morocco, and the fascinating Jamaa el Fna. The city is based at the foot of the Atlas Mountains and although there are many sights and sounds to see and hear in the city it’s the Jamaa el Fna that’s a must see. This fantastic market square is set in the heart of the old city. A whole range of traders and entertainers ply their trades here including orange juice stalls, snake charmers, storytellers, magicians, dancers, and a mix other various peddlers. This all combines to create a dazzling display of color and sound, and when night falls and the lights come on the square transforms. In the cool Morocco nights, the square features a whole range of food stalls and some of the most amazing culinary delights of Morocco can be had here.
Next up we have one of the more natural wonders of the region, watching the sun rise over the Merzouga sand dunes. The sun seemingly rises swiftly in the morning out in the Moroccan deserts. It starts with a small flash of pre-dawn green, highlighting the ridges of the sand dunes, followed by a lightening of the sky as the sun rises above the horizon. As it rises it then bathes the sand dunes in vivid morning sunlight causing them to glow a fiery red. It really does make for an unforgettable experience and the best place to do so is at the Merzouga sand dunes.
Finally, for something with a little more of a historic twist, we have a trip to one of the countries oldest cities. The city of Fes, now recognized as a World Heritage site, is packed full of vibrancy and culture. The Fes el-Bali, in particular, is worth a visit to this breath-taking city. Fes el-Bali is the area of the city that best shows of the cities famous maze-like a warren of streets. It’s well worth paying a guide to show you around and giving you a little of the history of the area, not to mention to avoid getting lost!
These are just a few of the magical sights and sounds you can enjoy on a trip to this brilliant city, so why not take a look at typiquetours next time you’re looking to go abroad?