Chenini is a fortified granary (ksar) built by the Berbers between two hilltop ridges to protect the village from raiding parties. At first sight, Chenini appears to be an uninhabited ruined Berber village used only as a tourist destination. However, there are still about 600 people who live in Chenini today.
Upon arriving to Chenini, you will notice a large white mosque at the hilltop which stands out in contrast to the mountainous terrain. If you climb to the hilltop, there is a nice picturesque view of the Southern Tunisia landscape. You will also be able to see a small mosque in the distance known as the Mosque of the «Seven Sleepers».
If you are a «Star Wars» fan, you would be happy to know that one of the moons of the home planet of Luke Skywalker was named Chenini.