You have watched a lot of movies and sometimes, you are wondering how the movie people were able to find such locations. Today, most of the locations that are used on movies have become tourist attraction centers. It may even interest you to know that some of these locations are close to you. Landmark buildings, islands and villages compete favorable to win the affection of any box office hit movie.
From a tiny village in Aba, Nigeria to even a lock-up shop in Gambia, the quest to make history as a movie location is alarming. It was said that the Tunisian government had to fight to save a movie set for a Star Wars series. This would tell you how far movie locations are. You do not need to spend a lot of money to come to these famous travel film locations in the world.
The Shire, New Zealand
The legendary Lord of the Rings movie was set in one of the New Zealand’s landscape; Matamata in the North Island. The picturesque of the country has soared high in its popularity since it was used in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and recently, The Hobbit. You can visit this place which is one of the favourite of tourists today.
The beach, Thailand
The Thailand’s Maya Bay is one destination that is unique since it was featured in the movie, The Beach. The Thai island of Koh Phi Phi Leh has been projected as the idyllic and forgotten part of the South East Asia in the movie that Leonardo DiCaprio was involved. It has gained popularity and a lot of boats currently ferry tourists around. The Maya Bay is stunning and offers you that peace of mind you desire in a location.
Are you thinking of wandering the halls of Harry Potter’s Hogwarts? In the most University City on earth, Oxford lays this fictitious place of JK Rowling’s books that have become movies. At the Oxford University’s Christ church, you can climb the grand Hogwarts staircase and follow in the footsteps of the boy wizard. You can see Professor Quirrell and Snape’s classrooms at Lacock and Gloucester. The London’s Kings Cross railway station is where you can find the Platform 93/4
Picnic, Victoria’s Hanging Rock
It is almost forty years after this destination for Peter Weir’s film Picnic at Hanging Roc. The movie was a hit and this is drawing people especially those who are looking for a trip from Melbourne. It is also called the Mount Diogenes which has some amazing landscapes for you.
Now, you have seen these destinations that movie makers have transformed to tourist settlements. Maybe, these destinations may not be popular if not for the movies that were set on them. You can make out time in visiting these places if you ever want to experience what happened in those movie sets. Though, you may not see the make believe scenes but you would always have something to talk about when you leave any of these locations.