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Chott El Jerid

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Address: Tozeur, Tunisia

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This was my first visit to a salt lake. It is the largest salt pan of the Sahara Desert with a surface area of 5,000-7,000 km2. During the summer Chott el Djerid is almost... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Eivind S
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Oslo, Norway
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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my first visit to a salt lake. It is the largest salt pan of the Sahara Desert with a surface area of 5,000-7,000 km2. During the summer Chott el Djerid is almost entirely dried up and can be crossed by foot or car, but doing so is considered very dangerous as the salt crust can break. Chott el... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Imagine a Salt Lake, a very large salt lake, that won't have any water left, just sand and salt crusts, and a road through it ... seeing this is a unique experience in itself. On a hot day you may be lucky to see a fata morgana show up (we have pictures from an earlier visit), one may find a... More 

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Constanta County, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lake which in dry season has no water , only salt . Miles and miles of salt . Unique sights , especially for the people that lives in much friendlyer parts of the world - where ir rains . Don't forget I saw Fata Morgana here . Amaizing .

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1 Thank Cornel1979
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Usualy there is not much water - just wast flat territory with some mountains (or fatamorgana) on its edges. We stoped at a kind of suovenir stall with colorful toilet but in poor condition - good for photo! There is also an old boat with tunisian flag which olso make good photo oportunity...

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2 Thank izi f
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The most beautiful sunset in our life. Quiet and amazing. You were by ourselves with a rented car, then we stopped to play on the lake and wait the sunset. We love it. The pictures is amazing either. Take your time there. Be kid again.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Just as funny as it sounds. Some might say it is big and mighty in the middle of nowhere, but I don´t know.

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1 Thank Lelle2013
Hong Kong, China
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

It's called "Salt lake" in English. However there was no lake, just a sliver of salt and iron alongside the highway. The guide said that he had seen water some time before, perhaps it's due to the dry season now. So basically, there was not much to see there.

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Thank jq236
Tunis, Tunisia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

Last year we spend a nice Holiday with my Family. We go from Jerba to Tozeur using a 4x4 car. We cross Chott El Jerid it's amazing salt water with deferent color (green, pink, blue !!!) We got some pictures

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

It is a salt Lake basically. Unique experience. Home of the Star wars movie as well. Visited more than 10 years ago, could be still a yaw dropping experience ones more.

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3 Thank Diána H
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

Although this attraction is not so beautiful, it had unknown attractiveness to the writer. In the writer’s opinion, it is better for readers to actually go there and get the actual experience.

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