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THE ULTIMATE STAR WARS WORLD TRIP: 5 Places Where the Legendary Saga was Filmed

THE ULTIMATE STAR WARS WORLD TRIP: 5 PLACES WHERE THE LEGENDARY SAGA WAS FILMED

The legendary phrase "Luke, I am your father" puts a smile on your face? Or maybe a light saber looks like the best birthday gift ever? Then sit back and get ready once again to remember your beloved "Star Wars" saga.

Guys from Travel Ticker website and I will tell you a short story about five places where the legendary old trilogy was filmed. So if one day you will try to pursue your dream of the ultimate "Star Wars" world trip – you will know at least five places where to stop by!

THE ULTIMATE STAR WARS WORLD TRIP: 5 PLACES WHERE THE LEGENDARY SAGA WAS FILMED

Tunisia a perfect film lovers’ paradise

I do believe that you remember the place in which the little Anakin Skywalker lived with his mom. This place actually exists, and you can find it in Tunisia! The so-called Ksar Ouled fort is just 20 kilometers away from one of Tunisia’s city called… Tataouine, which also sounds pretty familiar to all "Star Wars" fans, am I right?

To be fair, this XV century fort on a hill was built by the Berbers, and it is worth accentuating that it did not only have a defensive function but also served as a food warehouse.

By the way, in this area George Lucas filmed even more scenes that made into the movie, so don’t miss the chance to participate in local "Star Wars" tour too!

The filming team sent to flames

More than three kilometers high Etna‘s volcano in Sicily is also the largest acting volcano in Europe. And although the filming did not take place in here, Etna‘s images became the famous background of Obi-Wan Kenobi‘s and Anakin Skywalker‘s light sword fighting scene!

It is said that while making a movie, Etna began to spit its flames, so Lucas immediately sent his team to film the devastating lava. And so, this is how we got one of the most iconic scenes in the whole movie industry, and you can totally stop by here as well.

Mayan fortress - a perfect rebel base

Why Lucas chose the ancient Mayan city of Tikal, perhaps, there is no question. These impressive, up to 70 meters tall temple ruins create a unique sense of mysticism. So, it can also be a great place where rebels hide and plan their master plan to defeat the evil Empire.

This jungle town is believed to be built in around 3th century, and it is very loved by tourists all over the world. While in the legendary trilogy, Tikal became one of the most important rebel base destinations in the planet called Yavin 4. And so - you can definitely visit this place freely and find the exact shots seen in the movies.

THE ULTIMATE STAR WARS WORLD TRIP: 5 PLACES WHERE THE LEGENDARY SAGA WAS FILMED

The valley pictured by the mistake

If not inconsiderate budget planning, California's Death Valley would not be portrayed in this famous saga. As the team ran out of money for the return journey to Tunisia, Lucas chose the lowest place in North America, stretching 86 meters below sea level. And just because of this small (or not!) mistake, in a few episodes, we can see not Tunisia, but California.

And although it will be hard to find the exact spots there the saga was originally filmed, it will still help you feel like walking around on the distant planet somewhere deep in space and hope to meet some lost droids the Empire is looking for!

Picturesque surroundings of the Wookiees planet

One of the most scenic cities in China, the city of Guilin, impressed not only travelers from all over the world but also George Lucas. To be fair, not a single actor we saw in movies was in these areas, but all those beautiful images filmed in there were used as a background of Wookiees populated planet Kashyyyk.

If you ever stop by in here, don’t just stay in the city. The nature surrounding it with colorful fields and beautiful hills will also take your breath away and make you wish you were in those fantastic movies too!

Note:Article and photos were submitted by one of our contributors.






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