If you are a Star Wars fan then you know Luke Skywalker was born in a fictional planet called Tataouine (تطاوين‎) in Arabic. It turns of it is not a set by the genius mind of George Lucas, it is an actual city located in southern Tunisia with the same name. This city appears on Star Wars movies and it turns out that most desert scenes were actually shot in Tunisia.

I think the place alone looks gorgeous and with Star Wars in mind it is extra special. Right now, the place still exists and is a main tourist attraction, there aren’t any shops except for one and just a few other restaurants.

I’m glad it is that way though, keep it as it is, but I think a gift shop with lightsabers would fit in perfectly. This amazing place also made an appearance on The X-Files making it a very popular destination for film makers.

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