Top Movie Locations in Thailand
Thailand has become the setting for international films of all genres for the reason that the Southeast Asian Country has beautiful beaches, deep & dense forests, spectacular limestone cliffs, floating markets, shimmering temples and more.
Here are the top movie locations in Thailand:
Koh Phi Phi Leh:
2000 British-American adventure drama film ‘The Beach’ starring Leonardo Dicaprio and directed by Danny Boyle was filmed on Maya Bay in the spectacular Koh Phi Phi Leh Island. Some of the best scenes of the movie, The Beach, were filmed on Maya Bay. Koh Phi Phi Leh turned out to be an ideal setting for the Hollywood movie and now the island has become a common movie shooting location and is visited by celebs, actors and stars. Phi Phi visiting tourists often find ongoing movie shooting. Tourists visit the islands via speedboats and indulge in fun activities like snorkelling.
2011 American comedy film ‘The Hangover Part II’ was filmed in Bangkok. The second part of the comical Hangover series features nightclubs, tuk tuk rides, markets, temples and bars in the city.
2005 released Bollywood movie ‘Zinda’ starring Sanjay Dutt, John Abraham and Lara Dutta was filmed in Bangkok. This wonderful city pulls massive crowds and is frequently visited by movie and sports stars. Celebrities visit the city to complete movie shooting and for shopping.
Ao Phang Nga National Park:
The Man with the Golden Gun, the ninth James Bond series film starring Roger Moore was shot in Bangkok, Phuket, Thon Bori and Ao Phang Nga National Park. The climax of the movie is 007 flying over Phang Nga Bay to Ko Tapu (Ao Phang Nga National Park) now famously called James Bond Island. He goes face to face with his foe and the man with golden gun, Scaramanga. One of the islands in Phang Nga Bay was used as the hiding place of Scaramanga.
These days, tourists take helicopter rides above the islets. James Bond Island close to Phuket is a great location to indulge in kayaking and other water activities and have delicious seafood in lunch.
Phang Nga Bay:
The Phang Nga Bay is situated close to Phuket. The bay rose to fame once the island area was displayed in the Man with Golden Gun, the James Bond movie. Approximately 3500 islands are present all over in this bay. These islands have rich vegetation and flora and fauna.
For several years these islands were believed to be impassable and inaccessible, although now locals and tourists visit the islands via canoes. The canoe trips are charted for both tourists and locals all the way through the cracks in the rocks and tunnels.
Planet Kashyyyk, the home of Chewbacca and company and also known as Wookiee Planet C of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge Of the Sith was filmed in Phang Nga Bay.
Three Academy Awards and eight BAFTA awards winning British biographical drama film ‘The Killing Fields’ was shot in Thailand. Both international and Thai movies are now shot in Phuket.