The Sahara's largest saltpan and a film set used in "Star Wars" movies, Chott El Jerid gleams in the intense sunlight, creating mirage images above the horizon. Walk along an elevated path lined with souvenir stalls packed with desert roses, and keep your eyes peeled for crystallizing salt changing colors from pink to green. Occasionally you will run into an isolated art piece, such as a salt camel rider. During summer, the lake is covered by a salt crust and can be crossed on foot. In winter, when the lake fills with water, visitors generally cross it on a boat. To visit Chott El Jerid on your trip to Tozeur, use our Tozeur online road trip planner .
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Chott El Jerid Reviews
Quando arrivi qui ti da rabbia che la fotocamera non riesca a raggruppare l’immensità di questo posto! Perché spiegare non serve! Lo devi vedere! Un silenzio totale in un luogo tra sabbia un po’ giall... more »When you get here you get angry that the camera can't group the immensity of this place! Why explain is no use! You have to see it! A total silence in a place alittle yellow sand that shines like diamonds! This pond with pink water. you would like to live here with nothing and with all this! Go! You won't forget it anymore!
The main road passes though the middle of this fantastic salt lake so you get to see a lot of it as you travel through it. Yes, a lot of it is just flat whiteness. However there is a stopping point in... more »
It is a nice place, especially to admire the sunrise. The salt lake is not spectacular as it is dry. It is nice to take pictures and admire the view though...
Great place to visit would recommend anytime
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