‘Star Wars’ fans explore Tunisia’s remote, peculiar desert

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‘Star Wars’ fans explore Tunisia’s remote, peculiar desert

Tourists and vendors are inside an abandoned “Star Wars” film location in the Sahara Desert near Tozeur in southern Tunisia. Southern Tunisia is a remote and otherworldly region that extends into the dunes of the Sahara Desert.
Mahboub Theouibi lived in a traditional underground Berber home that’s been turned into a museum. The home is near Matmata, a town in southern Tunisia known both for its Berber inhabitants and as a setting for the filming of the original “Star Wars.” Southern Tunisia is a remote and otherworldly region that extends into the dunes of the Sahara Desert.
The high desert landscape near Matmata, a town in southern Tunisia known both for its Berber inhabitants and as a setting for the filming of the original “Star Wars.”
A road marker on a highway passing through a massive salt lake in southern Tunisia called Chott el Djerid.
A traditional underground Berber home has been turned into a museum. The home is near Matmata, a town in southern Tunisia known both for its Berber inhabitants and as a setting for the filming of the original “Star Wars.”
Masoud Berachad is the owner of the Hotel Sidi Driss, which served as Luke Skywalker’s home in the original “Star Wars.” The hotel is in Matmata, a town in southern Tunisia known both for its Berber inhabitants and as a setting for the filming of “Star Wars.” Southern Tunisia is a remote and otherworldly region that extends into the dunes of the Sahara Desert.
An old Berber cave home in Tamezret that has been turned into a museum that showcases Berber history and arts.
The inside of an abandoned “Star Wars” film location in the Sahara Desert near Tozeur in southern Tunisia at dusk.
The entrance to a traditional underground Berber home that has been turned into a museum. The home is near Matmata, a town in southern Tunisia known both for its Berber inhabitants and as a setting for the filming of the original “Star Wars.”

‘Star Wars’ fans explore Tunisia’s remote, peculiar desert

Tourists and vendors are inside an abandoned “Star Wars” film location in the Sahara Desert near Tozeur in southern Tunisia. Southern Tunisia is a remote and otherworldly region that extends into the dunes of the Sahara Desert.
Mahboub Theouibi lived in a traditional underground Berber home that’s been turned into a museum. The home is near Matmata, a town in southern Tunisia known both for its Berber inhabitants and as a setting for the filming of the original “Star Wars.” Southern Tunisia is a remote and otherworldly region that extends into the dunes of the Sahara Desert.
The high desert landscape near Matmata, a town in southern Tunisia known both for its Berber inhabitants and as a setting for the filming of the original “Star Wars.”
A road marker on a highway passing through a massive salt lake in southern Tunisia called Chott el Djerid.
A traditional underground Berber home has been turned into a museum. The home is near Matmata, a town in southern Tunisia known both for its Berber inhabitants and as a setting for the filming of the original “Star Wars.”
Masoud Berachad is the owner of the Hotel Sidi Driss, which served as Luke Skywalker’s home in the original “Star Wars.” The hotel is in Matmata, a town in southern Tunisia known both for its Berber inhabitants and as a setting for the filming of “Star Wars.” Southern Tunisia is a remote and otherworldly region that extends into the dunes of the Sahara Desert.
An old Berber cave home in Tamezret that has been turned into a museum that showcases Berber history and arts.
The inside of an abandoned “Star Wars” film location in the Sahara Desert near Tozeur in southern Tunisia at dusk.
The entrance to a traditional underground Berber home that has been turned into a museum. The home is near Matmata, a town in southern Tunisia known both for its Berber inhabitants and as a setting for the filming of the original “Star Wars.”

‘Star Wars’ fans explore Tunisia’s remote, peculiar desert

The interior of a bar decorated with “Star Wars”-related photographs inside the Hotel Sidi Driss. The hotel served as Luke Skywalker’s home in the original “Star Wars.” The hotel is in Matmata, a town in southern Tunisia known both for its Berber inhabitants and as a setting for the filming of Star Wars.

‘Star Wars’ fans explore Tunisia’s remote, peculiar desert

A boat-like structure with a Tunisian flag flying on it as it sits on a massive salt lake in southern Tunisia called Chott el Djerid.

‘Star Wars’ fans explore Tunisia’s remote, peculiar desert

A 4-by-4 vehicle takes tourists down a sand dune to visit an abandoned “Star Wars” film location in the Sahara Desert near Tozeur in southern Tunisia. Southern Tunisia is a remote and otherworldly region that extends into the dunes of the Sahara Desert.

‘Star Wars’ fans explore Tunisia’s remote, peculiar desert

Vendors set up inside an abandoned “Star War”s film location in the Sahara Desert near Tozeur in southern Tunisia.
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