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Matmata

Tunisian town

78km

33.542638899.96680556

Djerba

island in Tunisia

92km

33.7833333310.88333333

Sfax

Tunisian town

169km

34.733310.7667

Ghadamis

oasis

285km

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Sights

Ksar Ouled Soltane

Built in the 15th century, the ksar (fortified granary) is one of the best of its kind left. It stands on a hilltop, which protected it from invaders. The Ksar Ouled Soltaine gained fame as the slave quarters where Anakin Skywalker lived in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

15km

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Douiret

An abandoned Berber town perched on a hillside, about 20 km from Tataouine. The ksar on the hilltop is visible for miles. Almost no one goes there, but the ruins are in good condition and make for an excellent exploration. A tiny part of the village is still occupied (a mosque and a few houses). Best to have your own transport, though you can try convincing a camionnette to go out of its way to drop you. Hitching a ride is the only way back. Refreshments are available at the site.

19km

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Chenini

Another gorgeous abandoned hilltop village topped with a ksar, but you will find large tour groups visiting with you. There is an excellent restaurant for lunch (if you have a car, drive to Douiret early and then end up at Chenini for lunch). Camionettes leave from Tataouine early, look for a taxi, or try to sign up for a 4WD tour (ask at your hotel).

20km

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Matmata, Tunisia

Tunisian town

78km

33.542638899.96680556

Ksar Ghilane

on the edge of the sand desert, the saharan oasis known for its hot spring and old roman fort

90km

32.9833339.6375

Houmt El Souk

Tunisian town

97km

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Tataouine

Tunisia
Tataouine is a city in Tunisia. The name of the town was immortalized in Star Wars as "Tatooine", but most of the filming was not done here, but at Matmata.

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