TOZEUR – Tozeur

Tozeur is an oasis and a city in south west Tunisia. The name of the city in antiquity, when it was an important Roman outpost, was Tusuros. In ancient times the oasis was important for the transportation through the Sahara, which took place in caravans. With hundreds of thousands of palm trees, Tozeur is a large oasis. The dates that are exported from Tozeur are very well known. In the medina (old city), one can find traditional architecture, fashion and workmanship. Tozeur is famous for its yellow/brownish brick architecture. Fascinating patterns in simple and rich geometric designs form the façades of most buildings in the old city and the new tourist zone.Tourism is heavily developed and promoted, and Tozeur is considered a center of ‘desert tourism’. Visitors can make trips on a camel, explore the Sahara Desert and get to know the Chott el-Djerid, where one can see fata Morgana’s.Tozeur was used as a filming location for some places in the Star Wars saga. A great part of the movie The English Patient was also filmed in Tozeur and the surrounding area.

Release Dates

2009

Features

  • Coin Alloy Name: Alpaca 12
  • Coin Alloy Color: silver
  • Coin Diameter: 31
  • Coin Thickness: 2,25
  • Coin Edge: serrated, fine
  • City: TOZEUR
  • Country: Tunisia
  • Available: no
  • Location: TOZEUR, Tunisia