Chott el Gharsa

Episode I Filming Sites

On the southern border of Chott el Gharsa near the Algerian border lies the filming locations for various scenes in Episode I of Star Wars. Elaborate sets were constructed in this area where the only access is via a sand road through the middle of the Sahara. This road was "built" for the filming of The English Patient and was extended for the filming of the Star Wars prequels. For some unexplained reason, most of the sets in this area were left intact after filming was completed, and rumors abound that these sets will also be used for Episodes II and III of the saga.

Mos Espa

The Small Set

Pod Crash

Mos Espa Props

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