It is said that Morocco is a colored kaleidoscope, and you want the colors it has.
The white city of Casablanca is known for its old movie Casablanca;
The blue town of Chefchaouen, quiet and lazy, has a unique style;
The color of the lost city of Fes, the taste of leather spreads in every undulating alley...
In fact, there is also a gorgeous and flamboyant city of Marrakech in Morocco, a place where countless net red photos are heard.
Regarding the city of red, there is such a saying among local residents.
A long time ago, there was a plant that could not be found today, called Koutoubia.The sacred "blood" that can flow out of plants, dyed the walls, streets and houses of the entire city. This made the ancient city still shining red in the sunshine.
To this day, people here believe that Koutoubia was transplanted into the city. And I am convinced that it must now be in a place that people don’t know, and sprinkle its blood of the gods on the land of Marrakech.
// Red? Pink? //
Marrakech, a city of palm trees and red façades at the foot of the Atlas Mountains inMorocco;
It is also the third largest city in Morocco and one of the four imperial cities. The old town, which was built in 1062, became the capital of Morocco several times since the Middle Ages, so it is called "the hometown of God."
There are several kinds of sayings about the origin of the name Marrakech. There are two more types: one is said by the aboriginal Berbers here, and the meaning of "the gods" in Berber language;
Another saying is that the Arabs have been translated into "red color" in Arabic and have not been verified so far.
However, after going through Marrakech, it will be found that the Arabic translation is more accurate.
Because Marrakech is also known as the "red city", the walls are painted red, which is the tradition here, but this color is actually more like pink.
Walking in the old town of Marrakech is almost surrounded by pink.
From the twelfth century to the present, the pattern of the old city has hardly changed.
Walking in the narrow alleys of the old city, the color of the old house's outer wall slowly fades away, and the mottled walls are full of traces of time. If you ignore people wearing modern clothes, you will think that you have returned to the past...
// How to play in Marrakech //
··· 1. Berber market
The berber market is Morocco's largest open-air market, with spices, leather goods, ceramics, lamps, shawls and carpets.
People come and go, there are endless streams, shops are dazzling, full of human fireworks.
Colorful shoe stores, ethnic lighting stores, jewelry stores, dry food stores, grain and oil stores, decoration stores, flower shops, antique shops, handmade tapestries, silk shops... a variety of shops are unfolding in front of you, and enthusiasm The merchants will cut down on the price and will find a lot of cheap and easy to use gadgets.
Friendly tips, go to Marrakech must bring the largest suitcase!
··· 2. El Badi Palace
Built in 1578, El Badi Palace is arguably the oldest palace in Morocco. It took 25 years to build the El Badi Palace. Naturally, there is no need to say that there are 360 rooms in the light room, as well as a very large courtyard, pool and garden.
However, when the new royal palace was built, most of the building materials were taken away from here, and the El Badi Palace became the ruin of the current ruin and became a palace ruin.
Although most of the building materials are not there, you can see the way the El Badi Palace looked like from here, and imagine what it would look like in a palace covered with Italian marble and Sudanese gold.
··· 3. Ben Youssef Medersa
"You who enter my door, may your highest hope be exceeded."
The Ben Youssef Medersa, the largest study of the Qur'an in North Africa, is undoubtedly the masterpiece of the atmosphere and exquisiteness of Islamic architecture.
Looking around at the entrance to the patio, the exquisite wood carvings and mosaic tiles on the walls match unexpectedly.
The courtyard on the first floor of the seminary and the small room on the second floor can be visited. Although the years still leave traces on the outer wall, the vicissitudes of life are more beautiful. Walking in it, the voice of the students reading in the past seemed to be vaguely audible.
··· 4. Jemaa el-Fnaa
Some people call it Demaggi Square, and some people call it Gemma Fna Square. Maybe you are not familiar with these titles, but its other name, Jemaa el-Fna, is well known to everyone. .
Why do you want to call Sleepless Square? Because there is a lot of people here all night.
Less than seven in the evening, the hawkers in the Jemaa el-Fna have already swarmed to seize the most favorable position. When the sky is completely dark, it is already leaking.
A wide range of snacks abound, such as monkeys, snakes, juggling and other traditional shows, as well as local residents wearing traditional Berber costumes and water sellers with cups...
Eat all the way, and finally you can rest in the drink shop in the square.
Walk up the second floor and choose a clinical location, order a cup of mint sweet tea and watch the fireworks on the square:
The warm yellow light passed through the red ceiling, and the smoke from the barbecue and cooking food rose. From a distance, rows of stalls are looming in the warm yellow mist.
··· 5. Koutoubia Mosque
The Koutoubia Mosque is the largest halal in the region. It was built in 1195 to commemorate the defeat of the Spanish aggressors.
Koutoubia’s minarets are paramount in the hearts of locals. Therefore, this 67-meter building is the tallest in the city and is a well-deserved landmark, not far from the Sleepless Square.
The mosque is only open to Muslims. Ordinary tourists cannot visit, but they can smell the scent of the legendary "fragrant tower".
Because of the construction of the minaret in the same year, people mixed with nearly 10,000 bags of precious spices in the mud of the bonded stones, so the mosque will emit a strong fragrance, so it has also become a "fragrant tower."
It is said that until now, I can smell the scent of the mosque.
··· 6. Majorelle Garden
The blue and yellow Jardin Majorelle must be the most beautiful landscape in the red city of Marrakech.
Speaking of the blue here, it is not an ordinary color. It has a unique name, Majorelle Blue, which is said to be a pure botanical pigment extracted from Saharan plants. It is priced in grams and is worth a price.
There are two masters in the Jardinelle garden, the French painter Jacques Majorelle and YSL founder Yves Saint Laurent. It is said that the inspiration for YSL's classic No. 18 BleuMajorelle blue nail polish comes from this.
Bright blue, jumping yellow, and different green cacti, as well as a flowing pool of bamboo forest trails, each is a landscape, every place is a good place to take pictures.
// Recommended for lineplay //
The charm of Morocco is of course not only in Marrakech, but also in the romantic capital of Casablanca, the fairy tale world Chefchaouen and the millennium ancient city Fez...
The first stop starts with Casablanca. Take a look at one-third of the Hassan II mosque built on the sea, stroll around the traditional market sage area, and scouring the Moroccan-style little things, slowly opening this trip to Morocco.
The second stop, heading to Marrakech, EI Badi Palace, Jemaa el-Fna, Fragrant Tower, Majorelle Garden can not be less!
Morocco is an important location for "Rights and Games". This trip is of course going to the "Junlin City" to see - go to the village of Aït Benhaddou, the most beautiful village in Morocco, climb along the castle of red clay. The top of the mountain overlooks the entire "Jun Lin City";
Strolling in the chaotic old city, you can also buy crafts with unique artistic and ethnic styles. It is definitely the most distinctive gift.
Living in desert tents, chatting and drinking by the campfire, talking about love under the stars, such a trip to the Sahara must be there.
There is also snow in the yellow sand, and then you will enjoy the happiness from the top of the hill in the famous ski resort of Ifrane, Morocco.
The sixth stop, the labyrinth of the city of Fez. In the old town of Medina in Fez, let go of the navigation. Shuttle through the 9,000 twisted alleys, maybe the next turn, there will be surprises waiting for you~
The next stop is the blue Chefchaouen, where every part of the city is dyed blue, fresh and natural, and there are ubiquitous cats~
At the end of the journey, go to another blue city, the capital Rabat, where the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, the Archaeological Museum of Rabat, and the Old Town of Medina are the best places to experience Rabat.
On the last stop, return to Casablanca, the second largest shopping center in Africa, grab the world to buy and buy!
To stay young, you have to carry your bags. Not for beauty, not for distance, but for the heart of the restless hunch.