So, the time has finally come for you to plan a trip abroad and you have decided on Middle East as your destination. But where in Middle East should you visit? The Sahara Desert, of course. And if you are too afraid of trackless and never-ending rows of sand dunes and especially can’t live apart from civilization, then you can tour Marrakech. Marrakech is the capital city of Morocco and a very popular tourist site. There are tons of things you can do in this wonderful city among which Marrakech camel riding is must. In addition to this, there are 3 places you simply cannot miss while on your excursion to Marrakech. A brief overview of these places is given below.
Ben Youssef Madrasa
Ben Youssef Madrasa is one of the oldest building is the Islamic History that has endured the roughness of time and has stood steadfast in the face of modernity. It was built in the 14th century to educate the young Muslim children. The building is a fascinating example of Moroccan architecture and design and the ornate tiles on the floor and wooden work on doors and windows will leave you speechless. You should plan your day trips from Marrakech very carefully and visit this place in the morning because the serenity and hush of the morning will make it more beautiful.
The Koutoubia Mosque
Islamic architecture is an art on its own and while people may argue about the most enchanting and glamorous building the Islamic Culture has given the world, the fact cannot be denied that all of them are awe-inspiring. In the time of skyscrapers and daunting buildings, old towns and buildings can loose their charms, but The Koutoubia Mosque is kept safe under the ancient laws which state that no building in the vicinity of this mosque can be taller than palm trees. This highlights the sole minaret this mosque and has become an important landmark.
The Saadian Tombs
Not many people your guides will recommend this place for a leisurely trip. However, if you want get a sneak -peak on the lavishness and exquisiteness of Islamic architecture, then you must visit the mausoleum of Saadian Sultan Ahmed al Mansour ed-Dahbi and almost 200 of his dearest. You can reach this place through Marrakech quad bike more quickly and conveniently. The Saadian Tombs features intricate pure gold tiling and Italian marble work which makes this place irresistible go tourists.