The films transport us to another world, a different reality from the one we live in, with fabulous scenarios! Often built just for filming, but in other cases, the big stage is tourist destinations. The movie set is still there for visitors.
What do you think about traveling inside these films?
1 – Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade – Petra – Jordan
Find forgotten cities and search for treasures! The scenarios of all the films of the famous archaeologist Indiana Jones are fantastic, but it was in Jordan that he took tourism to another level, in addition to being one of the wonders of the contemporary world, the film showed Jordan to the world and today the city welcomes over half a million tourists a year.
2 – The Lord of the Rings – Matamata – Hinuera – New Zealand
Several sets were built for the recording of The Lord of the Rings trilogy and many can be visited throughout New Zealand, but nothing is more charming than this Hobbit town, with many houses, mills and taverns, stretching over 1,250 acres. , which they built exclusively for the film and is still accessible today.
3 – Midnight in Paris – Paris – France
Paris is an enchanting city, a simple walk down the River Seine and you will be bewitched by the magic of the city. Midnight in Paris and The Fabulous Destiny of Amelie Poulain take many visitors to Paris every year, but there was another film, As On Earth As In Heaven, which made them frequent a darker part of the city, the catacombs! Paris is full of mystery and beauty, it's definitely one of the favorite spots among tourists, don't forget to watch the movies that take place in the city before you go!
4 – Manhattan – Manhattan – New York
Leaving the glamor of the city of light, we enter a black and white environment, at least that's how it is in the film that was also directed by Woody Allen. However, nothing loses in beauty, New York has been the scene of countless movies and series, it is impossible to visit it and not bump into a known place, someone famous or even see a movie being recorded on the spot.
5 – The Beach – Ko Phi Phi Lay – Maya Bay – Thailand
It is not possible to know if this film is famous for Leonardo DiCaprio or for the beach… Actually, yes, what a fantastic place! Someone give this beach an Oscar, please! Beaches are fantastic places and it's definitely on many people's list. Easy to say why Thailand is one of the most visited tourist spots in the world.
6 – Everest – Everest – Nepal
The highest point on Earth, of course the scenery would be amazing! You don't have to climb to the top to see the majesty of the Himalayas, from many points in Nepal you can see the mountains, and in the background, the majestic Everest. The mountain has several base camps and the southern base is at 5,364 meters allowing a unique (and safe!) view of Earth. But if you plan on climbing the mountain and entering the Hall of Great Climbers, prepare well and good luck!
7 – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – Ireland – Cliffs of Moher
The producers of the film could choose any cliff to shoot, there are others bigger in length or length, even the Cliffs of Moher stretching for 8 km is truly breathtaking! However, few have the amazing beauty of the Cliffs of Moher and in this scene from the most famous Wizard in the world, no computer graphics (CG) was used, due to the natural perfection of the setting. Remembering that CG is not sorcery it is technology. Thus yielding a magical result in the cinema, and increasing the number of visitors to the place, today reaching more than one million a year.
8 – 007 Against the Rocket of Death – Rio de Janeiro – Brazil
The most famous secret agent in the world really likes to travel and in 1979 he couldn't resist the charm of the wonderful city and stopped by Tupiniquin lands, during carnival of course! 007 couldn't come to Brazil and not get to know the Amazon, right? And that's where the weirdest scene of the film takes place, James Bond enters a pyramid in the middle of the forest and begins a life-or-death struggle with a well-known animal of the place, the giant snake, the famous Ana Conda.
9 – Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – Angkor Wat – Cambodia
The Ta Prohm temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this temple complex is considered to be the largest religious structure ever built, Angkor covers an area of around 200 km², although recent research estimates an extension of 3 000 km² and a population of up to half a million inhabitants, which would make it the largest pre-industrial settlement of humanity and one of the most important archaeological treasures in the world. Now we know what Lara Croft went to do there.
10 – Braveheart – Highlands – Scotland
Aaah Scotland, how can you get tired of a view like that? It's impossible to watch Braveheart and not feel the urge to walk through the endless green hills, the tranquility of the Scottish landscape compares to a solemn and nostalgic song.
Visits to the high parts of Scotland are daily and some are free! Passing through the Highlands and going to the monument of the famous hero William Wallace.
Series, the future?
How to talk about scenarios and not mention Game of Thrones? Nowadays the series are gaining space and thus being able to build scenarios as good as the most expensive movies in Hollywood, a Game of Thrones episode can reach six million dollars and the series is filmed in several places around the world, and the main points are:
Northern Ireland – Belfast
Croatia – Dubrovnik
Morocco – Aït-Ben-Haddou
Iceland – Keflavik
Malta – Azure Window
Did we miss somewhere? What would be your list of 10 amazing movie sets? Leave it in the comments.
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