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Not a Galaxy Far, Far Away but Here’s Where You Can Find the Jedi Temple and Other ‘Star Wars’ Locales

Star Wars: The Last Jedi was shot in locales all over the world. Some of them are already world-famous, others were chosen because they are in some of the most remote and dangerous places, at least in our known galaxy.

Here are some of the real life locations where hackers hacked, the last Jedi was found and rebels fought to keep the Alliance alive.

Skellig Michael, County Kerry, Ireland

Skellig Michael off the coast of County Kerry became the far, far away home more than 1,400 years ago for a group of men seeking religious solitude and isolation.

They succeeded.

It’s one of the most lonely spots in western Europe and when the men arrived, they built a monastery at the edge of a cliff almost 200 metres above the waves.

The structure of terraces and walls of stone survives intact to this day. Visitors can get the Skellig Experience by going to a purpose-built visitor centre that opened in 1992.

Designed to be rugged in feeling and finishes, the centre reflects the experience that will be undertaken by visitors. The use of concrete vaults with grass topping is designed to echo the wild quality of the southwest of Ireland and to blend in with the surrounding hills.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Croatia is already well-known for being the location for many of the scenes from the HBO series Game of Thrones. But becoming the site of the casino planet Canto Bight propels Dubrovnik into a whole new galaxy of fame.

The decadent glamor of Canto Bight hides a darker underbelly. Here’s  where hacker DJ, played by Benicio del Toro, plots his escape from the prison, making promises to help the rebels in exchanging for their help in getting him off the planet.

Dubrovnik’s alleyways became the setting for a memorable chase scene using speeders and the city’s fortress housed the racehorse space equines.

 Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Almost all of the locations of the latest Star Wars: The Last Jedi was shot in Europe. One of the few non-European locations was in South America, the largest salt flats in the world.

In the movie, it became the battle ground of the rebels who made it to the planet Crait. The mineral planet with the red underneath the snow is filled with crystals, according to director and writer Rian Johnson in an interview where he talked about the salt flats.

The salar de Uyuni was created after ancient lakes evaporated, leaving only the salt behind. The place becomes transformed in December to early spring when a thin layer of water on the surface turns the plains into a mirror reflecting the sky above.

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