Famous mountain oasis
Chebika is, along with Tamerza and Midès, one of the three most famous mountain oasis in Tunisia. Its main attraction is a picturesque fountain, located at the bottom of an old Berber village, with small palm trees and a waterfall. It feeds a few underground streams and a network of underground channels that supply wells, through which fruit trees are grown in an otherwise completely barren territory. This oasis owes its prosperity to a sophisticated irrigation system that ensures balance and keeps an equitable distribution of water to all fields. There was a curious room (behind the public toilets) which had a peculiar clock consisting of two pitchers that were hung on strings at different heights to allow the water out from one to the other.