"Tataouine & Ksar Haddada" Tataouine by croisbeauty

Tataouine Travel Guide: 19 reviews and 98 photos

Sidi Mosbah

The desert area of southern Tunisia is pretty much different then one I saw last year in area of Douz. The sand is of dark yellow colour which is changing under the poor light conditions becaming almost red. The vegetation is also poor and the fact that surprised me the most, there are no palm trees here.


Douiret is an abandoned Berber town in the Tataouine Governorate. There is a Ksar on the hilltop visible from the far distance which can be reached by foot only. A tiny part of the village, beneath the Ksar is still inhabited same as the mosque.

Ksar Haddada

Ksar Hedada was used by filmaker John Lucas to create the town called "Mos Espa" in galactic planet Tatooine, featured by movie "Star Wars; the Phantom Menace".
Since Ksar Haddada isn't listed VT destination, I had to put it under this page. More pictures you can find under Off the beaten path tips.

  • Last visit to Tataouine: Aug 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Sep 25, 2007 at 5:23 PM

    Lovely photos - especially lovely people shots. I drove past Tatouine from Hadada/Chenina and on up to Djerba and it didnt look like anything was happening at Tatouine despite the exciting off the planet name taken by George Lucas!

  • Sep 25, 2007 at 5:12 PM

    hmm another page not finished. naughty naughty boris! ;-) lovely photos though!

  • mariev's Profile Photo
    Jun 17, 2006 at 4:53 AM

    So we have the same opinion about Tataouine: the time stopped there indeed. Marvelous pictures !


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