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'Star Wars' & 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Movie' Movie Locations That Really Exist

Travelers Today       By    Jacq Evans

Updated: Dec 28, 2016 05:20 PM EST

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People dream of wandering to other planets. Star Wars fans, however, can definitely visit locations from the films' famous scenes just like the latest addition to the franchise, "Rogue One." Some areas are not even as distant as one might expect. Here are some of the places where "Star Wars" emanates to life.

Hotel Sidi Driss, Matmata, Tunisia

The most prominent "Star Wars" landmark in the world, this is the place where the interiors of Luke Skywalker's juvenile home on planet Tatooine were shot. Eras ago, Berbers constructed the dissident structure as a real home. In due course, it became a hostel, which George Lucas used to shot the first ever "Star Wars" movie. The set adornments came down when the crew was gone, it was later rebuilt in 2000 for the movie, "Attack of the Clones."

La Grande Dune, outside Nefta, Tunisia

This is Luke Skywalker's igloo household. The peripheral of the igloo of Luke's house was shot about 300 kilometers away on the Chott El Jerid sundried salt lake. Up to this day, the igloo is still there, accessible at the GPS coordinates 33°50'34.42″N, 7°46'44.48 E using a decent car. The craters surrounding the area are fabricated, to produce the illusion that the underground house is adjacent to it.

Nearby is La Grande Dune, site of the Dune Sea.

At about 30 minutes away from the igloo is the location of Mos Espa. According to CNNTravel, it is the spaceport town where Anakin Skywalker was revealed as a young slave.

Reynisfjara, Iceland

Iceland's other worldly scenery is loosely becoming the favorite place for sci-fi movies, fundamentally "Rogue One" is not an exception. The Reynisfjara black sand beach, a wild expanse of North Atlantic coastline adjacent to the small town of Vik and Iceland's southernmost slope, fits in for the thundery planet of Eadu. It is in this place where the movie's lead characters, Jyn Erso, portrayed by Felicity Jones, ineffectively tries to save her seriously injured father.

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