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'''Taroudant''' is a city about 100km East of [[Agadir]] in [[Morocco]].
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[[Image:Taroudannt_sign.jpg|thumb|300px|Road sign]]
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'''Taroudannt''' is a market town in Southern Morocco about 45 miles inland from [[Agadir]].
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
  
===By bus===
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==Get around==
  
There are a few (3?) buses a day from [[Agadir]] to Taroudant (Note: buses from [[Marrakech]] advertised to be going to El Jadida goto Agadir really, you will need to change there). The bus may drop you off quite a way from the town centre, so be prepared to walk or use a petite taxi.
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==Get around==
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[[Image:Taroudannt storks.JPG|thumb|right|250px|Roosting storks]]
  
Taroudant is a medium sized town. Petite taxis are available, as usual, to get you around. It takes about an hour to walk across the whole of the town centre.
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A colony of white storks lives in a group of trees near the eastern gate of the town.
  
==See==
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[[Image:Taroudannt gun law.jpg|thumb|300px|Taroudannt gun law]]
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[[Image:Pigeons in Taroudannt wall.JPG|thumb|250px|Taroudannt pigeons]]
  
*advise against the Tannery (you'll see one eventually, whether you want to or not ;P)
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There are also many pigeons, some of which nest in the square holes in the town walls. These holes were made deliberately in order to encourage nesting and thereby provide the town with a source of food in times of siege. Shooting pigeons is a popular sport, with the shooting season ending in mid-August.
*Mainly residential Madina, small market district near town centre, heavily rubbish strewn. Take care of motorbikes.
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Visit '''Hotel Salam''' once a royal palace and its exquisite garden.
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For local crafts ask for '''Aladin Tresures''' shop cum museum. It is well worth a visit.
  
 
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==Eat==
 
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Restaurant Riad Maryam- not the cheapest, but fantastic quality (it apparerntly appears in French food magazines).
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
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Orange juice from street vendors.
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[[Image:Orange stalls in Taroudannt.JPG|thumb|250px|Orange stalls]]
  
 
==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
  
There is a cheap hostel on the South(?) side of the main square in the town centre (I'll add the name later!). With a restaurant in front of it.
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==Get out==
  
*''' [http://www.morocco-travel.com/morocco/Taroudant/index.html Best of Morocco]''' offers luxurious accommodation in Taroudant, situated outside the city walls.
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Revision as of 22:09, 25 January 2009

Road sign

Taroudannt is a market town in Southern Morocco about 45 miles inland from Agadir.

Contents

Get in

Get around

See

Roosting storks

A colony of white storks lives in a group of trees near the eastern gate of the town.

Taroudannt gun law
Taroudannt pigeons

There are also many pigeons, some of which nest in the square holes in the town walls. These holes were made deliberately in order to encourage nesting and thereby provide the town with a source of food in times of siege. Shooting pigeons is a popular sport, with the shooting season ending in mid-August.

Visit Hotel Salam once a royal palace and its exquisite garden.

For local crafts ask for Aladin Tresures shop cum museum. It is well worth a visit.

Do

Buy

Eat

Restaurant Riad Maryam- not the cheapest, but fantastic quality (it apparerntly appears in French food magazines).

Drink

Orange juice from street vendors.

Orange stalls

Sleep

Get out

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