Located in the Sahara Desert in southeastern Morocco, Merzouga, is dramatically beautiful in its isolation. Long stretches of soft sand and towering sand dunes stretch in all directions, the horizon only broken by locals or lines of camels. The town itself is charmingly tiny, and can easily be explored on foot, with red sandstone buildings blending easily into the warmth of the desert. Merzouga is particularly extraordinary during sunrise and sunset, when the blazing sun turns the town and sand dunes into a kaleidoscope of golds, bronzes, pinks, and oranges.

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