TUNISIAN TOZEUR: SALT LAKE, DATES AND STAR WARS

Chris Grad - Nov 12, 2012
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Tozeur is a beautiful city situated on the southwestern side of Tunisia. A significant Roman outpost in the ancient times, today the city is well known for its palm trees that have made it a leading source of dates. Traditional architecture, workmanship and fashion designs are still found in Medina which is among the oldest parts of the city.

Tozeur receives over 700 thousand local and foreign tourists every year. Just like with other parts of Tunisia, population in this city is hospitable. They offer any information that visitors may need to move around. You can also get a lot of information about this city from libraries and online sources.

Tozeur has many landmarks and tourists attractions. Chott el-Jerid is one of the landmarks that attract visitors to this city. It is one of the largest endorheic salt lakes situated in southern part of Tunisia. It lies between ten and twenty five meters above the sea level. It has a rough tadpole shape with the narrowest point measuring 20km in width. There are times when some parts of this lake appear green, purple and white. The lake forms the biggest salt pan in Sahara region.

City Centre Tozeur is another landmark that attracts visitors from all over the globe. While in the city centre, you can buy a wide range of items from the shopping malls. Hotels and shopping malls have everything that will cater for your needs while in this city.

There is also the Dar Chrait Museum which has a wide range of artifacts that depict the history and culture of the city. If you are interested in learning about the history and culture of the people of Tunisia, then this museum is a perfect destination for you. It has friendly attendants who can guide you around showing you different artifacts displayed in the museum.

While in Tozeur, you can engage in a wide range of activities. You can make camel trips as you explore Sahara desert. There are many movie locations that you can visit while in this city as well. If you are a fan of the Star Wars movie series, you can visit the Star Wars canyons outside of the city. There is also the exterior of the Lars Homestead and landing site for the Sith infiltrator among others.

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