As found in much of its architecture, Morocco itself is something of a colorful mosaic. The culture that one ultimately encounters today when traveling there is a Berber one that over a few thousand years has been influenced by the Phoenician, Roman, Visigoth, Jewish, Byzantine, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese and French cultures brought by its many diverse inhabitants.
Bollywood productions have brought the bright colors, lavish costumes and music of India to the world. The film industry is centered in Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay.
In terms of sightseeing, visitors are often awestruck by Morocco's rich, cultural patrimony. It already has a whopping nine World Heritage Sites and another eleven that are pending approval. Much of the country's superb architecture and beautiful music greatly resemble what one would expect to find in Spain's Andalusia region. Vacationers to Morocco can experience amazing mosques, historic ksars (North African castles), interesting museums, cosmopolitan cities, European seaside villages, great shopping, medieval Koranic schools, spectacular palaces, the world's oldest university, ancient ruins, fairy-tale gardens, local markets selling traditional Berber crafts, and squares teeming with snake charmers, tea cafes, rhythmic music and tasty food stalls.