Want to discover Tinghir? There are a thousand and one ways to do so. Tinghir is a charming town known by its magnificent palm grove and its famous Todra Gorge and is built in terraces around a promontory dominated by the ruins of an old Glaoui residence. Tinghir is a city in central-eastern Morocco, in the Souss-Massa-Draa region, located in the Todra valley at the end of the High Atlas, facing the Jbel Saghro.
Its name comes from the Tamazight, the place (tin) of the mountain (ighir, shoulder or crest). Its population is 40,000.
The palm groves, 30km long and full of small Kasbahs and Ksars, stretch on either side of the city.
Tourists taking a walking tour discover an entire community organisation in terms of work in the fields as well as the distribution of water.
15km from the centre of Tinghir, the Todra Gorge, high limestone cliffs carved by the Todra river for millennia, awes visitors with its spectacular plunge down to the river bed.
The impressive gorges in the Todra Valley are the pride of Tinghir. These are very popular with foreign tourists touring the South East and also with Moroccan tourists.
It is a location of choice for climbers because of the gorge’s walls which can reach to 300 meters in height. Some ascents are well marked but others not at all.
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