Kasbah Amridil in Skoura, along Road of One Thousand Kasbahs
The road from Ouarzazate to Erfoud is called “Road of the One Thousand of Kasbahs.” Just like it says, there are a lot of kasbahs along the way, but many ofthem are just ruins, hard to see how it worked in the old times.
Here in Skoura, a quiet oasis with palm groves, we can find a well preserved 17th century kasbah, “Kasbah Amridil.” Rooms are restored and now open to tourists, next to the kasbah is a traditional style hotel. You will see how the life was here, or still the same in some part of Morocco.
How it looks like is quite familiar. The photo of this Kasbah Amridil is on the banknote of Morocco’s 50 dirhams.
The buiding is well restored, if you go up the stairs, you can get to the top of the kasbah, where there’s a great view of Skoura palm groves.
Old tools actually used in this area, and some of them still can be seen in some local parts of South Morocco.
Traditional well is still here, you may find a similar thing in the desert or palm groves.
If you go a little away from the palm groves and go up on the hill, a great view of the Skoura village is there. Various kinds of birds are living here and they are carefully protected.
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