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The name of the rose

Kelaa-des-Mgouna, Morocco

Kelaa-des-Mgouna, Morocco

Rose harvest.

Kelaa-des-Mgouna, Morocco

A scene from the Wednesday suuq in the main village cluster in Kelaa-des-Mgouna.

Kelaa-des-Mgouna is the centre of rose production, with two large factories for rose water. Every May, a Rose festival takes place here.
The process of making rose water is quite impressive. In order to make one single litre of rose water, it is needed about 3,000 kilo rose petals. In all of Kelaa-des-Mgouna there are 4,200 km of rose hedges, and all of this has the capacity of only 1,400 litre of rose water. So don't mind if it has a price.

Hotels and alternatives
Two hotels, one cheap and nice and one more expensive, but with a swimming pool.

Restaurants and alternatives
Eat in one of the hotels, or eat from one of the popular restaurants around town.

Change Money
There are necessary banks for changing money.

OK connections with bus, or sometimes shared taxis, in direction of either Ouarzazate or Tinerhir.

By Tore Kjeilen