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Chott El Jerid

Tozeur, Tunisia
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Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in Tozeur
Type: Bodies of Water
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Split, Croatia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Literally it is not how the title sounds, this dried lake in the middle of Sahara desert is really breathtaking! Try to go there in dawn, just before the sunrise, I'll give you a hint why - while the sun is rising up, you can make awesome photos illusions...

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Sousse, Tunisia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

There is quite an amazing landscape while crossing the chott. If you stop you car and walk out a bit away from the road the silence is intense. very unique

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London, United Kingdom
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119 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

On my 2nd day of the Sahara trip, we went to Chott El Jerid (the Great Salt Lake Desert) during the time of sunrise around 5.45am. This area goes on for miles and miles from Douz to Tozeur, The silence of the whole place is astounding,,,,,if you can capture the sunrise over the salt lake, it'll be very much worth... More

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Biddulph, England, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I will never forget this place. The utter, utter silence and vast distances. It had been a wet winter and the whole Chott (?) was covered with a thin film of water. It was completely still, and literally like a mirror. The reflection of the Atlas mountains was pin-sharp and miles and miles away. I did not attempt to take... More

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Sheffield
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Brilliant any time of year, visited with the tour guide Ali Saadi Touareg Tours from Tozeur. Stopped for coffee and photo opportunities ont he way to Douz and into the desert.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

So the plan was to get up around 4 to get to the salt flats to see the sunrise... Little did we know that because of the clouds we'll see... clouds! And salt... lots of it. As far as the eye can see actually. Nice view and worthy experience. Never seen anything similar. Also the memory of seeing "Bosnia" written... More

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Somerset
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We drove from Douz to Tozeur across the Chott el Jerid in October 2013. The sun was shining in a clear sky and it was very hot. Initially it looked like we were travelling over the marshland at the edge of a sea, but after half an hour we were in the middle of the salt pan, sparkling white salt... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

Never been to anywhere that looks like this. Salt plains as far as you can see on both sides of the road. Being this time of the year, our tour group were the only ones there. We went in the middle of the day. It wasn't cold at all but it looked hazy. To use the word desolation is an... More

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Not sure if we went to the right place, but what we saw was not really breathtaking. We drove a good half hour from Tozeur then the road was just crossing across the dry lake for miles and miles. I certainly was interesting to see this desert sight and check out the salt in the lake bed, but there was... More

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Devon
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27 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

This is one of the biggest salt flats in the world. It takes ages to cross it, even in the ubiquitous Toyota land Cruiser. For me it was a five, as a natural wonder of the world; others might think t just boring.

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