Sidi Bouhlel

CountryTunisia
Destination typeFilm site, natural wonder

Sidi Bouhlel (aka Star Wars Canyon)

Sidi Bouhlel is a canyon located near the town of Tozeur in Southern Tunisia. It is also commonly known as the “Star Wars Canyon” since it was the film location of the desert planet of Tatooine in Star Wars: A New Hope. Other popular films such as Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark and The English Patient were also shot in Sidi Bouhlel.

Star Wars Film Locations

Journey into the Star Wars Canyon and see if you can find all of the following iconic film locations: 

  • At the entrance of the Star Wars Canyon is the Sandcrawler parking lot.
    GPS coordinates: 34° 1’56.50″N,  8°16’57.89″O.
  • Once you have walked into the Star Wars Canyon, you will soon see a large rock, also called the Jawa Rock, on your left-hand side. This was where the Jawas kidnapped R2D2 in the original film. This was also the film location of Raiders of the Lost Ark where Indiana Jones threatens to blow up the Ark with a bazooka. 
    GPS coordinates 34° 2’1.19″N,  8°16’54.40″O
  • Further up, you will find the rocks where the Tusken Raiders attacked Luke Skywalker.
    GPS coordinates 34° 2’10.28″N,  8°16’49.53″O
  • A panoramic view of Mos Eisley was filmed.
    GPS coordinates 34° 2’20.24″N,  8°16’41.39″O
  • Here is where the Tusken Raiders were aiming their snipers at the incoming landspeeder.
    GPS coordinates 34° 2’21.31″N, 8°16’40.63″O

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