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Places that must be visited in the Azilal region

Places that must be visited in the Azilal region
Places that must be visited in the Azilal region

Azilal is an ideal starting point for exploring the High Atlas. The city and its environs offer visitors a wide variety of landscapes and lively culture. 

1)  Population

This area is the product of an Arab-Berber mixture whose manifestations are evident in traditional industries and the art of cooking, as well as in architecture, as appears from the circular and fortified granary located in the village of Sidi Musa. Rural life in these areas is characterized by the abundance and spread of these stores. As for the residents of the region, both shepherds and farmers, they tended towards the production of honey, nut oil, and cheese. In this regard, women's associations and cooperatives were established, which include women from different villages.

Do not hesitate to visit one of the old and fortified houses (Tegramt). Despite the fact that the walls of these houses are built of mud or stones, the inside of them consisting of wood is often decorated or embellished in various shapes. And when you are guests of the residents of the region, you will quickly understand why they are famous for their hospitality and reception.

2)  Nature:

The regions surrounding Azilal, and more generally the middle regions of the High Atlas Mountains, are highly selected areas for the practice of ecotourism. This is due to the picturesque nature that abounds in the region. 36 km west of Azilal, the Ouzoud waterfalls emerge, forming an unparalleled wonderful scene, as the waters of the waterfalls pour down from a height of more than 100 meters to disappear into the depths of a cliff that nature wraps in a wonderful green robe, and the water continues to flow impulsively for a distance of two kilometers until the gorges immersed in "Wadi El Obeid" (400 m).

Add to this the other landscapes at the entrance to the valley of "Ait Boukmaz" as well as the "Imi Nefri" bridge located near "Demnat". You will also discover a giant arched stone bridge with protrusions of calcareous deposits, carved by the waters of a "Mahsour valley".
Discover the authentic pastoral life in the High Atlas Mountains and enjoy the charm and splendor of nature. 

3)  Places that must be visited in the Azilal region:

            a)  Bin El Ouidane

Bin El Ouidane
Bin El Ouidane

Bin El Ouidane is a Moroccan village in the north of the Kingdom. It belongs among the Ouidane to the coastal territory of Azilal. The village has 5,721 inhabitants (2004 census).

The Bin El Ouidane Dam is a water dam in the village of Bin El Ouidane in the Moroccan province of Azilal. History of the Bin El Ouidane Dam Works on the dam began in 1948, reaching a height of 132 meters, a width of 290 meters, and a capacity of 1.5 billion and a half square meters. The dam collects the waters of the Ahansal River and the Oued El Obeid River and is located kilometers from Ait Atab, near Ouaouizaght, and is in the dusty valley of the Azilal region of Tadla-Azilal region. Its canals penetrate the mountains to flow into the hydroelectric complex in Afurar and through which hundreds of thousands of hectares are irrigated in the plains of Tadla to the Tensift region of Kelaat Sraghna. The power plant manages to produce 600 billion kilowatt-hours and is the second plant in Morocco in terms of electricity production. Lake Ben El Ouidane is 3740 hectares with a depth of 120 meters and a flow of 2500 cubic meters per second. Work began to exploit it in 1953.

            b)  Ouzoud waterfalls:

Ouzoud waterfalls
Ouzoud waterfalls, Azilal

The Ouzoud Waterfalls are in the Azilal region, which is 150 km from the northeastern region of Marrakech, Morocco, 80 km from the city of Beni Mellal, and the nearest area is the large Atlas village of Tanamilit, and the height of the waterfalls is about 110 meters. It is located in the Azilal region, and the site is the most visited in the region. Close to green valleys, mills, orchards, and springs of Wadi al-Obeid.

"Ouzoud" is an Amazigh word meaning millstone that rotates with the force of pushing water, the word Ouzoud means the process of grinding grains, the word Ezid means flour, and the word Ouzoud also means olive. The bottom of the waterfalls is easily accessible through a path shaded by olive trees. At the top of the avalanche or waterfall, there are a dozen old small mills still in use. At dusk, whole crowds of monkeys can be observed. Many local and national associations are leading projects to protect, maintain and preserve the site.

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