Ksar Ouled Soltane, Tataouine

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Ksar Ouled Soltane (Arabic: قصر أولاد سلطان‎) is a fortified granary, or ksar, located in the Tataouine district in southern Tunisia. The ksar is spread out over two courtyards, each of which has a perimeter of multi-story vaulted granary cellars, or ghorfas. Like other ksour (plural of ksar) built by Berber communities Ksar Ouled Soltane, is located on a hilltop, to help protect it from raiding parties in previous centuries.

Ksar Ouled Soltane is now a tourist destination, with visitors coming to see its well-preserved granary vaults. It was also featured in the film Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace in some of the scenes used to represent the slave quarters of Mos Espa, where the character Anakin Skywalker lived as a boy.
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  • If your see only one Ksour make it this one. The biggest at four stories. In the prequel Star Wars trilogy movies at some point. When we went we found the resident artist in one of the “Gorfa” (grain....  more »
  • You can do this as part of a tour or on your own if you have a car. Beautiful place, takes 15mins to see everything (or less). Apparently they have a festival in March or April that you can check...  more »

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