Tinghir or Tinerhir

Located in the middle of the Todra oasis, one thousand three hundred meters above sea level, between mountain ranges of High Atlas and Jebel Saghro, Tinghir is a charming and quiet town, where the traveler can linger to watch closely the daily life of the Berber people. The main attractions in the city and around are:

The "women street"

This commercial area is known as "women street" because they are very numerous there, especially in the afternoon.

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The old Ksar

The old Ksar (fortified village) of Tinghir still retains much of its mud houses. It is commonly called the Jewish quarter, although the Hebrews occupied only one street and a few alleys. They are restauring it by steps from 2013.

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The palm-grove

The old Ksar leads directly to the fields, a true paradise orchard full of life and farming. Several trails are going to the other Ksars, like that of Afanour.

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The mosque and madrasah Ikelane

Inside the Ksar Afanour, which is almost all in ruins, the mosque and madrasah Ikelane was restored by the Association Afanour for Development and it is now open to visitors.

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The weekly market

If you stay in Tinghir on Monday, do not miss its weekly market, one of the largest and most colorful of the region, in which various branches of local craftsmen show their products.

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The Kasbah of El Glaoui

Over a hill, in the center of Tinghir, the Kasbah of El Glaoui is in ruins, but it offers excellent views over the city and the oasis.

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The Todra gorges

Only 15 km north of Tinghir, start the famous Todra gorges, which extend for nearly twenty Km to the beautiful village of Tamtatoucht.

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The pottery center of El Hart n'Iaamine

At 15 km also from Tinghir, but in the east side, lies the village of El Hart n'Iaamine, one of the major pottery centers in southern Morocco.

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The Ksar El Khorbat

At 48 km from Tinghir by the road of Erfoud, El Khorbat is a beautiful Ksar which was the object of a rehabilitation project funded by the College of Technical Architects of Barcelona and it is still largely inhabited.

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The Oasis Museum

Into Ksar El Khorbat, the Oasis Museum with its 22 halls offers travellers the opportunity to understand all aspets of traditional life in Presaharic valleys.

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