George Lucas built the extraordinary empire that is Star Wars, and since 1977, it’s been capturing audiences of all ages. It’s also been blowing our minds to the point that it’s hard even to imagine that it isn’t shot in space. But there is no Alderaan, there is no Mos Eisley, and there’s, unfortunately, no Endor. There are, however, the places on earth where these iconic locations were filmed, and they’re right there for us to see with our own eyes. Yep. There are Star Wars locations around the world, no need for a Millennium Falcon.


01Chott el Djerid, Tunisia

Tunisia is one of the best known of all the Star Wars locations, and most fans will know that. But did you know that some of the props that in the movies are still there? On the large salt lake of Chott el Jerid in Southern Tunisia is the location that was used for Tatooine, the place where Luke Skywalker first seeks out Obi-Wan Kenobi in A New Hope. Chott el Djerid is a definite must-see for all Star Wars fanatics, and it's really easy to get to. All you need to do is hire a car and drive.

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