star wars canyon

from star wars, a new hope, raiders of the lost ark posted in movies


star wars canyon
daqas, tunisia

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Several scenes near the beginning of A New Hope were filmed in and around this gorge near Tozeur in south west Tunisia earning it the nickname Star Wars Canyon. This is where R2D2 was captured by the Jawas, where Luke was attacked by the Tusken Raiders and where Obi Wan first appeared to scare the sand people off. At the mouth of the canyon is the Sandcrawler Parking Lot where the Jawas were parked when they were attacked by the Stormtroopers.

This is also where Indiana Jones stopped Belloq with the rocket launcher near the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Not far from here to the east is the location of the Tanis dig site from that movie.

Jawa Rock in Star Wars Canyon