They've been stomped by giant monsters, swooped by flying superheroes, invaded by gun-wielding criminals and cursed by demons. But fortunately those grim events only occurred in movies, so these 10 film locations across Asia are still very attractive tourist destinations...
Ninh Binh (Vietnam) — Kong: Skull Island
From the first King Kong movie in 1933, this film franchise has featured wild, isolated settings in which its enormous main character can run amok. With its karst mountains, deep caves, thick forest, lush rice paddies and snaking rivers, Ninh Binh in northern Vietnam appears as though it was computer generated to act as a backdrop for Kong. It wasn’t. It is real and extraordinary.
Downtown Hong Kong — The Dark Knight
While Ninh Binh seems tailored for Kong, the modern skyline of Hong Kong feels like the perfect environment for batman to fly through. Particularly at night, when Hong Kong is drenched in neon light, the city takes on an ultra-modern appearance. It looked phenomenal during the Dark Knight’s famous kidnapping scene.
Angkor Wat (Cambodia) — Tomb Raider
Angkor Wat was already a world-famous tourist attraction when it was used as a key setting for the Hollywood blockbuster Tomb Raider. What that video-game-inspired movie did, however, was introduce a younger audience to the incredible ruins of this 900-year-old Cambodian city, which has some of the largest temples ever built in Asia.
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