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15 Photos Capturing the Unique Beauty of Morocco

 It’s easy to understand why Morocco has been growing in popularity as a tourist destination, as the country has a little something for everyone - from long and peaceful caravans through the Sahara desert, to high mountains, golden beaches, historical landmarks, and bustling cities. Aurel Paduraru, a travel photographer from Romania visited the beautiful country in 2018 and was greatly impressed by its wild, untamed beauty. Here are 15 of the best photos he took while visiting different parts of the country, starting with the Sahara desert and Fez to Marrakech and beyond.
You can view more of Aurel Paduraru’s works by visiting his Facebook or Instagram Page.

1. The Sahara desert is one of the hottest destinations in Morocco, both literally and metaphorically

Morocco Photography by Aurel Paduraru caravan
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2. Both individual tours and camel caravans are available for visitors

Morocco Photography by Aurel Paduraru couple and camel
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3. The Sahara desert takes up some 30% of the continent of Africa. In Morocco, the lands in the extreme south-east are taken by the desert

Morocco Photography by Aurel Paduraru Sahara
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4. During the day, temperatures in the desert can climb to an extreme 57°C (135°F)

Morocco Photography by Aurel Paduraru sand
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5. Moroccan cities are known for their narrow alleyways and walls painted in bright colors

Morocco Photography by Aurel Paduraru blue walls
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6. The historical city of Fez is most famous for its leather tanneries, with multi-colored leather dyeing vats seen below

Morocco Photography by Aurel Paduraru fez tanneries
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7. Local craftsmen have been producing hand-crafted leather using the same techniques since Medieval times

Morocco Photography by Aurel Paduraru animal hide
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8. Morocco is the country of contrasts, with bustling cities juxtaposed to vast natural terrain

Morocco Photography by Aurel Paduraru black and white
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9. Who said you could just ride through the Sahara on the back of a camel?

Morocco Photography by Aurel Paduraru horseback
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10. The Marrakech Night Market is just like a carnival, combining street performances, souvenir stalls, delicious local cuisine all in one place

Morocco Photography by Aurel Paduraru The Marrakech Night Market 
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11. The traditional ceramic pot called the tajine (seen below) has been used by locals for generations to prepare signature slow-cooked stews

Morocco Photography by Aurel Paduraru tajine
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12. Spice vendors like this man often sell the famous Moroccan spice mixture called 'ras el hanout' which consists of a secret mixture of 27 different spices

Morocco Photography by Aurel Paduraru Spice vendors
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13. Donkeys and mules like this guy are a frequent sight in the country, as they are often used to carry equipment, supplies, and people

Morocco Photography by Aurel Paduraru donkey
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14. What better way to celebrate the end of a journey than meet the sunset in the Sahara?

Morocco Photography by Aurel Paduraru sunset
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15. A night spent in the Sahara offers some of the brightest and most magnificent night skies you'll ever see

Morocco Photography by Aurel Paduraru Saharan night sky
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