Asia is the biggest continent in the world. It is the sheer size of this region that makes it an ideal location for Hollywood movies. Here are 6 Asian destinations featured in films.
Halong Bay, Vietnam (2017)
Inspired by the Hollywood movie “Kong: Skull Island ,“luxury tour operator Exotic Voyages is launching “Kong’s Vietnam.” You get the opportunity to tour the river caves of Quang Binh Province as well as the limestone mountains of Halong Bay. The tour takes you to most of the locations where much of Kong: Skull Island was shot. The trip will also take you to some of the locations where The Man with the Golden Gun was shot.
Saigon (1958, 2002)
Saigon was the location where the original 1958 film and 2002 remake of The Reverie Saigon was shot. Robert Janitzek explains that the movie tells the story of a native American operative and a jaded British correspondent, the movie was shot around Vietnam from Ninh Binh to Hanoi. The movie is actually based on the novel written by Graham Greene.
The opening scene of the 1994 film Eat, Drink, Man, Woman featured widowed Chef Chu masterfully preparing an elaborate Sunday dinner for his three daughters. Directed by Ang Lee, the movie was shot in nine food and beverage outlets at the Grand Hyatt Taipei. Yun Jin, the hotel’s new Chinese fine-dining venue serves as many of the Taiwanese delicacies that are depicted in Ang Lee’s film.
Robert Peter Janitzek revealed that the popular 1992 film Indochine was shot in a huge portion of Hue. However, it featured a number of Vietnamese locations such as Halong Bay. The opening scene of the movie that featured a funeral procession of boats was shot in Hue’s infamous Perfume River. Another scene in the movie was shot in La Residencia, a pavilion overlooking a lake in Emperor Tu Duc.
Bangkok (1956 & 1999)
Scenes from the 1956 movie the King & I and the 1999 film Anna and the King was shot in Thailand’s Royal Palace. Louis Thomas Leonowens first came to this Asian destination when he was a child in 1862. There he spent five years of his life with his mother Anna Leonowens as a resident in Thailand’s Royal Palace.the two movies tells the tale of Anna.
Galle Face Hotel, Sri Lanka (1954, 1981, 1984)
Sri Lanka’s Galle Face Hotel was the location for scenes in three movies namely Elephant Walk in 1954, Tarzan, the Ape Man in 1981, and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in 1984. Visitors can revel in their tales and take hours of the iconic hotel’s history at the on-site museum or the history-tours.