Avid Star Wars fans know that there are many Star Wars filming locations in Tunisia. Many of the scenes from the six films were shot in the desert regions in the country. When you are visiting Tunisia, you can go to a lot of the places where the movies were filmed and see things like the Dune Sea first-hand.
Most of the Star Wars filming sites are concentrated around Tozeur in the western part of the country. There is an airport there, so it is easy to get to Tunis. It is a good place to base yourself on your Star Wars tour of Tunisia.
Tozeur is famous for sites including Lars’ Homestead in Chott El-Jerid, and La Grande Dune, which is where the Dune Sea has filmed in Star Wars Episode IV.
To the north of Tozeur you can see Star Wars filming locations like Chott el Gharsa. There you can find places like Camel Head Rock, which overlooks the area where the pod race scenes were filmed in Episode I.
Also in the area are the Yardangs, sandstone rocks that jut out of the water. This site was used as the location for the filming of the light saber battle between between Darth Maul and Qui-Gonn in Episode I.
Not far from there is the Mos Espa set, where things like Anakin’s Slave house, the pod racing track, and Jira’s Nook were filmed.
Other Star Wars filming locations in Tunisia include various spots on the island of Djerba in the Gulf of Gabes. This location also has an airport, so it is easy to get to when you are visiting Tunisia. Sites on Djerba include Obi-Wan Kenobi’s hut near Ajim and the location where Obi-Wan and Luke Skywalker enter Mos Eisley in Sidi Jemour.
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