A traditional underground Berber home, now a museum. The home is near Matmata, a town in southern Tunisia known also as a setting for the filming of the original Star Wars film. Photo: AP
A traditional underground Berber home, now a museum. The home is near Matmata, a town in southern Tunisia known also as a setting for the filming of the original Star Wars film. Photo: AP
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Star Wars: why the desert in Tunisia was the perfect location for original film, and how to visit the area

In the film it was Luke Skywalker’s home planet, but now an underground hotel offers tourists photo opportunities and an insight into life as a troglodyte on the edges of the Sahara Desert

A traditional underground Berber home, now a museum. The home is near Matmata, a town in southern Tunisia known also as a setting for the filming of the original Star Wars film. Photo: AP
A traditional underground Berber home, now a museum. The home is near Matmata, a town in southern Tunisia known also as a setting for the filming of the original Star Wars film. Photo: AP
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