Chebika Oasis Tunisia, The Green Jewel in The Middle of The Desert
Among padas barren mountains in Tunisia, was hidden a scenic oasis that had become a hideout in the past. According to the official website of Chebika, this oasis is located in Tozeur Governorate. It is in the foothills of Djebel el Negueb. Chebika is one of the few oasis in the mountains of northern Tunisia. This area is one of the most beautiful oasis in the country.
Currently, Chebika inhabited by a few hundred people living in the surrounding villages. Oase overgrown row of lush green palm trees. There are also waterfalls, crystal clear rivers, and the beautiful pools with blueish water.
An oasis which offers superb views is also known as Qasr el-Shams, which means castle sun. Because Chebika is located on the hilltops and exposed to sunlight all year round.
In ancient times, Chebika had borne the name of Ad Speculum. The name was given by the Romans who made the oasis as a base. Chebika also became a refuge of the Berber people.
The beauty of this oasis also invited a number of filmmakers to capture in the film rolls. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and The English Patient were two films were shot here.