Sightseeing in Morocco

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Tourism and Culture

Different Forms of Tourism

Agadir, Fes, Marrakech, Meknes, Ouarzazate, Tangier must be visited, as also numerous sites entered in the world heritage of the Unesco: the Ait-Ben-Haddou Ksar, la Essaouira medina, those of Fes, Marrakech, Tetouan, the historical city of Meknes, the Portuguese city of Mazagan and the archaeological site of Volubilis.
One can appreciate the time-honoured works of tanner artisans in Tétouan or the special atmosphere of a riad in Marrakech. In a more modern range, there are the Arab-Andalusian or Berber musical concerts, the villa of Arts in Casablanca and the Majorelle villa at Marrakech.
Morocco impresses by the variety of its countrysides: forests of the Rif, plains lined with orchards, and the Middle-Atlas, mountain tops of the High-Atlas, rock and sand deserts in the South.
The Hassan II mosque in Casablanca is one of the biggest in the world.
As of now there are only 2 important sites, Moulay Yaacoub and Sidi Harazem near Fès, but the sector is being fully developed.
The Agadir beach, several kilometers long is world famous.
The Mediterranean beaches, around Tétouan in particular, are also very pleasant.
Winter Sports
Alpine skiing and ski-touring are practiced during winter in the High-Atlas, mainly in the Oukaïmeden and in the mountains of Toubkal.
Outdoor Activities
Possibilities are varied and significant: mountain sports (trekking, ski, rafting), sea sports (sailing, jet-ski, water-skiing), golf, parachuting, etc.
Moroccan craft industry, in particular the carpets as also leather articles and potteries, is much appreciated. The souk of big cities offer business possibilities.
Argan oil, distinct in the world, is also sought for its numerous virtues.

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Individual and Civic Freedoms

Political Freedom
Provided. The king retains majority of the powers.
Civil Liberty
Freedom of the Press
Relative. Certain newspapers have closed in 2007.
World Ranking of Freedom of the Press According to "Reporters sans Frontières", 2009 report : 127/175
Evolution: 5 places down compared to 2008
For Further Information, Consult Worldwide Press Freedom Index 2009, Reporters Without Borders
Free Access to the Internet
Freedom of Assembly
Rule of Law
Personal Autonomy and Individual Rights
Guaranteed, even if anti-terrorism fight justifies certain exceptions.
Women's Condition
Their legal status has improved.
For Further Information
Moroccan Association of Human Rights
International Federation of Human Rights
Freedom House

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Degree of Freedom
Provided, but proselytism and conversion of Muslims is forbidden.
Islam is the state religion, practiced by almost the entire population, but freedom of religion exists. 90% of Moroccans are Sunnis by faith, of the Malikian rite. Minority Jews exist.
The day is punctuated by five prayer calls. It is the muezzin who announces the prayer calls from the minaret top. During the month of Ramadan, the Moroccans fast, do not drink and smoke from sunrise to sunset.
Role of Religion in Society
Significant, though the Malikian rite is relatively non rigid.

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