Morocco is full of surprises, but for a concentrated taste of all the excitement, there is nothing quite like Jemaa El Fna in the centre of Marrakech. By day the big square of Jemaa El Fna may seem a little barren and empty, but a wander around will soon turn up some unique surprises. The square has been an open plaza sine the 11th century, when it was used for public executions, however these days you are more likely to encounter people like this snake charmer, fortune tellers, henna artists, water sellers and men with monkeys on their shoulder. By night the square bursts into life with acrobats, fire twirlers, dancers, magicians and scores of food stalls. Of course, with them comes pickpockets, con-men and the odd groper but it is well worth risking losing your change to experience an evening unlike any other – you won’t forget this place, it’s amazing!