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Travel Guide

Zagora is a city situated  near the Draa River in southeastern Morocco.its name comes from the mountain tazagort, Zagora is a nice place  for  having walks along the river, climbing or camel-treking into the desert. It's named the hottest point of Morocco.  Zagora is known as the gate of the desert as it's the last gate to the Sahara. excursions to the  sand land and watching the desert sunsets are the  best impressions  for tourists who visit Zagora. It's possible to see here  the mix of  Berber people with Arabs and Towaregs as the city was a part of a trade route some centuries ago. In Zagora there is a good range of services such internet cafes,pharmacies, supermarket, bakeries, restaurants and a good choice of quality hotels. Zagora has two banks, which offer normal services.
In the market you can buy different kinds of spices and carpets. The visitors are advised not to miss out with the delicious and diverse dates that this place is known for.

To Zagora there is a direct buses from Marrakesh and ouarzazate.

Eat and Drink
There are plenty of small cafe and restaurants in the town and there are also juice and milk shops there.
In the town there are numerous taxis  for taking tourists  to the right place.
If you want to have a nice dinner it's better to go  to Amzrou  which is a zone outside the town, here you can find good restaurants with good service.

What to Do
On the  top of  Zagora mountain  there are remains of the  Almoravid fortress. There are  many beautiful small towns surrounding Zagora such as Takounit, M'hamid, Ktawa and Tnizouline  and others. In Tamegroute  you can visit a famous ancient  library where  one of the oldest  Koran is , dated  from 13th century.
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