Matmata is a small Berber speaking town in southern Tunisia. Some of the local Berber residents live in traditional underground "troglodyte" structures.
Matmata is a must-see for tourists who come to Tunisia. The landscape of Matmata is quite nice, with a couple of small table top mountains around it. Many areas appear to have been tested for creating new troglodytes, as they are unusually bumpy.
The houses are designed to be cold in summer and warm in winter using the Earth as a natural insulator.
Worth to visit hotel Sidi Driss, it’s one of Matmata's most visited troglodyte houses. The house was used in the original Star Wars film and in the Phantom Menace.
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