Tozeur

What is Tozeur known for?


film set

you to the sites. Star Wars thumb 350px right The film set (Image:Tunisia_tozeur_mos_eisley_20101225-125321.jpg) This site was used for multiple Star Wars movies. Scenes in the town 'Mos Espa' or 'Mos Eisley' have been filmed here. Tours are available from local guides. Prices should be about the same for any half-day tour from Tozeur. Palmerie One of the largest palmeries in Tunis. Belvedere Rocks Museums and Zoos Dry Lakes The nearby Chott el-Jerid


local medical

was improvised, as was the entire plane fight. During shooting of that scene, Ford tore his cruciate ligament in his left leg as a wheel went over his knee, but he did not accept local medical help and simply put ice over it. The fight scenes in the town were filmed in Kairouan; by then Ford was suffering from dysentery and did not want to film a lengthy fight scene in which Indiana uses his whip to fight off a swordsman. He said to Spielberg "Let's just shoot the fucker." Spielberg agreed, scrapped the rest of the fight scene, and filmed the gag of Indiana quickly gunning down the swordsman. Dmoz:Regional Africa Tunisia Localities Tozeur wikipedia:Tozeur


massive number

words like 'seatbelts' and 'driver speaks English' and anything else you find important. All this may be promised, but if you pay in advance in full, it will probably not be delivered. If you have your own car, or a rental car, there is no reason you cannot do most, or all of this journey. All but a 100 m shortcut to Mides is on paved roads, and if you simply do not take the shortcut, you will be fine. Getting lost is nearly impossible, and following the massive number of tour companies will get


football+famous

Western money is accepted directly (albeit not legal, one needs to exchange his money first). Most credit cards, like VISA, MasterCard, Diners Club International, are also honored in hotels, restaurants, and artisans shops. Sport Tozeur has a football club who plays in the First Professional Federation Of Football in Tunisia, the team is called LPST Tozeur. In 2010 2011 season the club almost made it to the First Professional Federation of Football. Famous people


famous people

Western money is accepted directly (albeit not legal, one needs to exchange his money first). Most credit cards, like VISA, MasterCard, Diners Club International, are also honored in hotels, restaurants, and artisans shops. Sport Tozeur has a football club who plays in the First Professional Federation Of Football in Tunisia, the team is called LPST Tozeur. In 2010 2011 season the club almost made it to the First Professional Federation of Football. Famous people Image:Tozeur


elegant style

thumb right 300px Aboul-Qacem Echebbi Echebbi (Image:Tozeur AQChebbi.jpg) statue at Ras al-Ain (Tozeur) * Aboul-Qacem Echebbi ( ) (b. Tozeur, February, 1909; d. October 9, 1934), is a famous Tunisian poet and known and respected throughout the Arab world for his elegant style and powerful words. The current Tunisian anthem is based on one of his poems. * Abu Yazid Mukhallad ibn Kayrâd (أبو يزيد مخلد بن كيراد), from the Berber Zenata tribe, nicknamed


traditional architecture

quarter medina (old city) of Tozeur, one can find traditional architecture, fashion and workmanship. Like elsewhere in Tunisia, the local population is generally very hospitable towards tourists, and there are also many tourist facilities. From Tozeur one can make trips on a camel, explore the Sahara Desert (Sahara) and get to know the Chott el-Djerid, where one can see Fata Morgana mirages (Fata Morgana (mirage)). Architecture Tozeur, in common with the surrounding Jerid region, is noted for its yellow brownish brickwork as well as its fascinating patterns in simple and rich geometric designs form the façades of most buildings in the old city and the new tourist zone. File:Tozeur_Local_in_the_Medina.jpg A local in traditional Berber (Berber people) clothing in the Medina File:Inside the old medina, Tozeur.jpg The unique brickwork of the old streets in the medina quarter File:More_brickwork_Tozeur_Medina.jpg Another example of brick artistry in Tozeur's old city The old town of Ouled El Hwadef is an exquisite example of the local brickwork. Mandated by the local government, the narrow streets, walls and facades were decorated with bricks, resulting in one of the most distinct and beautiful architectural styles of Tunisia. This work took more than 10 years to complete and the result is a must-see. Weather Although the weather is pleasant most of the year, the summer months can be extreme. Temperature can reach 45° outside. The average yearly weather is : class "wikitable" - ! Month ! Avg. High ! Avg. Low ! Avg. Precip. - January 58.5 °F 15 °C 39.4 °F 4 °C 0.90in 21 mm - February 62.6 °F 17 °C 41.7 °F 5.5 °C 0.70in 15 mm - March 67.5 °F 20 °C 45.9 °F 8 °C 0.90in 21 mm - April 74.5 °F 24 °C 51.3 °F 11 °C 0.50in 13 mm - May 83.7 °F 29 °C 58.6 °F 15 °C 0.50in 13 mm - June 92.7 °F 34 °C 65.7 °F 19 °C 0.40in 10 mm - July 98.2 °F 37 °C 70.3 °F 21 °C 0.00in 0 mm - August 97.2 °F 36 °C 70.7 °F 21.5 °C 0.30in 10 mm - September 88.9 °F 32 °C 65.8 °F 19 °C 0.90in 21 mm - October 78.3 °F 26 °C 57.2 °F 14 °C 0.80in 20 mm - November 67.6 °F 20 °C 47.1 °F 8.5 °C 0.70in 16 mm - December 59.7 °F 15 °C 40.5 °F 5 °C 1.10in 29 mm The best time to visit the region would be in the fall or the winter, where hotels are not full and the city is the middle of its palm dates harvest. In fact the international festival of oases takes place during this time of the year (Nov Dec.). Climate Dmoz:Regional Africa Tunisia Localities Tozeur wikipedia:Tozeur


scenes

including several international airports. The most important one is the Tunis-Carthage International Airport but other significant airports serve Sfax, Houmt Souk, Monastir (Monastir, Tunisia), Tozeur and Tabarka. Tunisair is the national airline. All of the scenes set in Egypt were filmed in Tunisia, and the canyon where Indiana threatens to blow up the Ark was shot in Sidi Bouhlel, just outside of Tozeur. The Making of Raiders of The Lost Ark

by Derek Taylor,1981,Ballantine Books. The location was previously used in the Tatooine scenes from 1977's ''Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope'', since many people in the location crew were the same for both films. Notably, that canyon was exactly the same location where R2-D2 was attacked by Jawas (List of Star Wars races (F-J)#Jawa). The Tanis scenes were filmed in nearby Sedala

was improvised, as was the entire plane fight. During shooting of that scene, Ford tore his cruciate ligament in his left leg as a wheel went over his knee, but he did not accept local medical help and simply put ice over it. The fight scenes in the town were filmed in Kairouan; by then Ford was suffering from dysentery and did not want to film a lengthy fight scene in which Indiana uses his whip to fight off a swordsman. He said


architecture fashion

quarter medina (old city) of Tozeur, one can find traditional architecture, fashion and workmanship. Like elsewhere in Tunisia, the local population is generally very hospitable towards tourists, and there are also many tourist facilities. From Tozeur one can make trips on a camel, explore the Sahara Desert (Sahara) and get to know the Chott el-Djerid, where one can see Fata Morgana mirages (Fata Morgana (mirage)). Architecture Tozeur, in common with the surrounding Jerid region


impressive

. Get around Taxis are unmetered in Tozeur; you will have to agree on a price before the journey begins. Prices should be around 2 dinar for a short trip (around a kilometer or less), and more accordingly. Another option is in horse drawn 'carriage', though this is more of a tourist experience than a typical means of transportation. Bicycle rental is also common, and an excellent way to explore the impressive palmerie. Test ride the bicycle before paying, and investigate

is an impressive lake, completely dry for most of the year. Few people speficially make an effort to see this, as anybody driving to Douz will drive along a raised causeway over the lake bed. Have your camera handy. Do Camel Tour Go on a camal tour. One reputable operator is Amara Themri (tel +216 97280133 23 131 483). As always, pay for a one-hour tour before you embark on a multi-day tour if you have never ridden a camel before. Hammam Enjoy the Hammam. Hours vary

Tozeur

thumb 260px Sahara (Image:Tozeur 1.jpg) around Tozeur

'''Tozeur''' ( , Berber (Berber language): Tuzer ⵜⵓⵣⴻⵔ) is an oasis and a city in south west Tunisia. The city is located North West of Chott el-Djerid, in between this Chott and the smaller Chott el-Gharsa. It is the capital of the Tozeur Governorate.

With hundreds of thousands of palm trees, Tozeur is a large oasis. The date (Date palm)s that are exported from Tozeur are very well known. In ancient times, before the advent of motorized vehicles, the oasis was important for the transportation through the Sahara, which took place in caravan (Caravan (travellers))s. The name of the city in antiquity was Tusuros, it was an important Roman outpost.

In the medina (medina quarter) (old city) of Tozeur, one can find traditional architecture, fashion and workmanship. Like elsewhere in Tunisia, the local population is generally very hospitable towards tourists, and there are also many tourist facilities. From Tozeur one can make trips on a camel, explore the Sahara Desert (Sahara) and get to know the Chott el-Djerid, where one can see Fata Morgana mirages (Fata Morgana (mirage)).

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