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Incredible Village In TUNISIA! TATAOUINE & CHENINI تطاوين‎ ????????

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Jaw-Dropping Desert Villages in TUNISIA (TATAOUINE & CHENINI) ????????تطاوين‎

I head to the south of Tunisia to visit the desert town of Tataouine, which famously was the inspiration behind the name for the planet Tatooine in George Lucas' Star Wars. I then travel to an idyllic nearby village named Chenini, which proves to be the most memorable stop on my Tunisia tour.

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Chenini: incredible mountaintop village In Tataouine Governorate, Tunisia تطاوين‎ شنيني‎????????

Today we visit Chenini, a village in the Tataouine Governorate of southern Tunisia. The mountaintop there features an abandoned ksar that the Dar Kenza team has converted into a troglodyte hotel. What a unique place to spend the night and watch the sunset!

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⏱️TIMESTAMPS⏱️

0:00​​​ - Intro
0:46 - Touring Room 1 (8 beds)
1:36 - Touring Room 3 (4 beds)
1:50 - Touring Room 4 (4 beds)
2:06 - Touring Room 5 (5 beds)
2:33 - What a sunset!
2:40 - Touring Room 6 (3 beds)
3:14 - Restaurant
3:39 - Mosque by night

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Berber village of Chenini, Spa&Thalassotherapy in Djerba True Tunisia...season 2 (day 11/12)

In this episode: climb to the ancient troglodyte berber village of Chenini (11th century), a fortified ksar (granary) near Tataouine (in Star Wars, many scenes were filmed in the area and one of the moons of Tatooine is named Chenini).

Then discover Masjid of the Seven Sleepers: according to legend, they did not stop growing during their 308-years sleep and became giants; their graves measure 5 meters long.

In Djerba, it's now time to relax! Since 2004, Tunisia is the second destination in the world for spa and thalassotherapy, with high professional skills.

At Houmt El Souk, main town of the island of Djerba, YouTubers are shopping at local fish market to have a delicious meal by the sea.

It's now time for them to share their best memories and say goodbye in front of the Mediterranean sea.
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Tunisian Desert and its Star Wars sets (Tunisia, 2005)

What makes the south of Tunisia so special? An ancestral culture and a vast and remote sandy landscape that seems from another planet, so much so that George Lucas chose it as a set to recreate, precisely, Skywalker's planet: The fictional planet Tatooine, from the Star Wars universe.

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At the gates of the desert, southern Tunisia is enveloped in ochre lands and golden sands from which emerge small villages. Ancestral cultures, nomadic desert experts and adventurous tourists roam the desert.

An unparalleled setting that didn't overlook film director George Lucas. The Tunisian desert was the best setting for the planet Tatooine, whose name comes from the Tunisian city of Tataouine which Barber houses were once the home of the Jedi Luke Skywalker.
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Tunisia's Abandoned Ancient City in the Sky (Guermessa, Tataouine) - Bradt Guides تونس

Today we explore the wonderful site of Guermessa in Tataouine Governorate, Tunisia. This was once an impregnable Amazigh fortress (ksar), perched on top of a mountain in the Dahar range of Tunisia's south-east, dating back to the seventh or eighth century CE. Today it is completely abandoned, but you can still explore the extensive ruins, which have recently been refurbished, including housing, an olive oil press, a mosque, a shrine and ancient graves where human remains are visible today due to weathering of the burial stones. This should definitely be a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is amazing!

⏱️TIMESTAMPS⏱️

0:00​​ - Intro: what a view!
0:55 - Walking uphill to the site
1:54 - The Mosque
3:04 - Walking along the mountain
4:22 - Restored village
4:40 - The shrine / tomb
6:15 - The graves
6:48 - Hiking down the ruins

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Douiret & Chenini in Tunisia

Two Berber hill villages near Tataouine, Tunisia filmed on 22 January 2008. Mosque of the Seven Sleepers or Sept Dormants.

Sunset in Chenini, South of Tunisia

Chenini is a ruined Berber village in the Tataouine district in southern Tunisia. Located on a hilltop near a modern village of the same name, Chenini was a fortified granary, or ksar Like other ksour.

Tunis Chenini شنيني”.. قرية أمازيغية تونسية !

“شنيني”.. قرية أمازيغية تونسية يعتقد سكانها أنّ أهل الكهف يرقدون بينهم!



يعتقد سكّان مدينة “شنيني” ذوو الأصول الأمازيغية الواقعة على بعد 20 كلم عن ولاية تطاوين جنوب تونس، أنّ قصّة أصحاب الكهف التي ورد ذكرها في القرآن الكريم قد جرت أحداثها في منطقتهم، وأنّ مقام المسجد الصغير المعروف باسم “الرقود السبعة”، هو المكان الذي أوى إليه الفتية (أهل الكهف) وهم مدفونون في “الغار”(الكهف) الكائن في قمة أحد الجبال الذي أسسّ فيه أجدادهم مدينة “شنيني” منذ قرون عدّة.


لا يمكن لأي زائر لمدينة تطاوين الجنوبية، أن يمرّ على تراب هذه المنطقة السياحية دون أن يزور قرية شنيني تحت تأثير حديث أهل المنطقة عن إحدى أهم القصص التي وردت في القرآن الكريم، ولا تزال محل تضارب في الآراء و التخمينات من حيث نسبتها لأي بلد من البلدان التي تتنافس على ملكية هذا التراث الإنساني على غرار دولة اليمن، تركيا، العراق الأردن، وتونس، حيث دخل هذا البلد المغاربي خلال السنوات الأخيرة في صف هذه الدول عبر أثار قرية شنيني التي أسسها السكان الأمازيغ منذ القرن 12 ميلادي، والتي تضم واحدة من الأساطير الضاربة في عمق التاريخ، ويتعلق الأمر بمقام “الرقود السبعة”، حيث اختار أن يؤسّسها عدد من السكان الأمازيغ منذ القرن 12 ميلادي فوق أسفح الجبال تعتبر امتدادا لسلسلة جبال الأطلس.

Visite du village à Chenini

Nous avons visité à Chenini un village dans la montagne troglodytique berbérophone du sud de la Tunisie qui se trouve à 18 kilomètres de Tataouine. C'est une belle expérience à vivre et à découvrir pour les touristes.

Le village village troglodyte de Chenini Tunisie

Chenini est un village troglodytique berbérophone du sud de la Tunisie situé à 18 kilomètres de Tataouine.surplombé par un ksar citadelle, ou kalâa, juché sur une butte à environ 500 mètres d'altitude
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DOURIET, TUNISIA

Douiret is a ruined Berber village in the Tataouine district in southern Tunisia. Located on a hilltop near a modern village of the same name, Douiret was a fortified granary, or ksar (plural ksour.) Like other ksour created by North African Berber communities, Douiret was built on a hilltop to help protect it from raiding parties. Douiret is a regular stop on southern Tunisia's ksar trail, along with the villages of Chenini, Ksar Ouled Soltane and Ksar Hadada.

The old village of Douiret is located 22 km southwest of Tataouine in a rugged mountainous region. The old village transformed into ruins is surmounted by its citadel or ksar overlooking troglodyte houses dug in the mountain and aligned in a meandering fashion along its cliff. A path of about 3 km is lined up with abandoned dwellings mostly in ruins with the exception of the eye-catching white mosque (known as 'the palm tree mosque' or Jamaa ennakhla) at midway and a couple of renovated dwellings serving as a showcase and/or an atypical motel to host visitors and tourists.

Trying to Avoid The Locked Down City Center ???????? وقفتني الشرطة

This was my first day exploring the capital of tunisia, was out and about! wondering through the beautiful downtow of tunis and the old medina!
got arrested and questioned for a few minutes about my camera and had to hand my SD card and passport,
It is a beautiful city however things felt a bit tense and was indeed a stressful day

Star Wars filming locations in Tunisia - True Tunisia / season 1 (episode 7)

0:00 : Mod Espa - Captivated by the film's scenery which is still there!
2:11 : Petrified dunes - Scenes from the first episode were shot here!
3:42 : Sidi Bouhel, near Tozeur - This fabulous canyon has been a location for many movies

Exploring the Ksour (ancient hill forts) of southern Tunisia around Tataouine - Bradt Guides

Tataouine Governorate in southern Tunisia is most famous as one of the sites where George Lucas shot the original Star Wars films in the 1970s. However, it is also full of ksour: fortified granaries built by the local tribes between the eleventh and nineteenth centuries. Join me as I drive the 50km Maztouria Loop to the south-east of Tataouine and explore nine of the ksour of Jebel Abiadh (the White Mountains).

Some ksour are on mountains, some are on hilltops, a few are even on valley floors. Most are now abandoned, with a few being destroyed by French colonial forces due to local resistance to French rule. However, some of these incredible buildings have either been restored as historical sites, sites of pilgrimage for Star Wars fans or are in current use as housing, market places or even tourist accommodation!

⏱️TIMESTAMPS⏱️

0:00​​ - Intro - no escaping Star Wars in Tataouine!
0:49 - Gattoufa: Ksar Jellidet
1:33 - Gattoufa: Ksar Gattoufa
2:04 - Ksar Ezzahra
3:04 - Mghit
3:13 - Ksar Ouled Soltane
5:00 - Ksar Ouled Chehida
6:57 - Ksar Ouled Aoun
8:50 - Ksar Aouadid
10:46 - Ksar Kedim
12:36 - Ksar Dahar

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Beauty of tunisia chenini village tataouine

Road Trip to Tataouine south tunisia it's beautifull destination to travel it , place that i visit is Chneni is amazing architecture and wonderful building view it's an village of berber .. Also the Ksar Ouled Soltane and the Douiret , So i hope u like it.
To be continued...

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Above Chenini, Tunisia (10. 1. 2013)

Chenini Bergdorf Dahar Tunesien Schwenk

Schwenk über historische Bauten von Chenini

The ghorfas and ksar of Tataouine - Ksar Ouled Soltane - Chenini, Tunisia

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Detained for Not Declaring Entry ????????

On our way to Ksar Ouled Soltane, we were pulled over and, for lack of a better word, detained by the Tunisian authorities. During the entire situation all I could go on was the word of my Couchsurfing host. He's the only person during the situation that spoke English.

But now I have more information since recording....

So, when they pulled us over they looked up our passport numbers and came back to ask our host why we weren't declared. He doesn't like the authorities because he was put in prison by a crooked one several years back. So he responded with, It's not my job to register them when they've been in the country for 3 weeks already and I guess he was just being incredibly stubborn and uncooperative, which he admitted to us later.

But even then, I still will never know the full story since I don't speak Tunisie arabic, all I know is the situation was incredibly sketchy. I would recommend to the Tunisian authorities that it would be really helpful if they could inform every person who needs to declare their entry. They could let us know before they stamp our passport at the airport. That way, as travelers, we understand that in every new city/town we must declare our entrance.

Anyways, I'm just glad the whole thing is over and no one got hurt.

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welcome to the amazing douiret

The old village of Douiret is located 22 km southwest of Tataouine in a rugged mountainous region. The old village transformed into ruins is surmounted by its citadel or ksar overlooking troglodyte houses dug in the mountain and aligned in a meandering fashion along its cliff.

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