Enchanting scenes of Vietnam in Hollywood movies


Vietnam is becoming the destination of many foreign film crews. The scenery in Vietnam is a super product of nature, through the CGI technology of Hollywood, Vietnam has become more shimmering, mysterious, really eye-catching and attractive.

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Ninh Binh, Quang Binh, Ha Long Bay in Kong: Skull Island

Immediately after being screened, Vietnamese country scenes has received endless praise from the press, media in the country and famous internationally.

Jordan Vogt-Roberts – director Kong: Skull Island said that the Vietnamese landscape is perfect in terms of aesthetics with the beautiful and surreal scenery. He remarked that this beauty is something that audiences have never seen on the screen before. In Ninh Binh, there are three locations: Trang An, Van Long and Tam Coc – Bich Dong, were selected as the background in the blockbuster movie. Located less than 100 km south of Hanoi, Trang An includes a system of heritage sites including natural heritage and cultural heritage recognized by UNESCO. In Kong: Skull Island, Trang An shows up with a mysterious valley, a limestone karst system, a land of wild, beautiful strangers. The scenery of Tam Coc is characterized by the harmonious combination of rock and water. The limestone mountains have been weathered and eroded into a variety of unique shapes, these scenes always bring a sense of excitement for visitors.

Quang Binh in Kong: Skull island via  Film makers mouse

Dam Van Long brings beauty charming country. The green dress, overlooking the moss carpet eyes on the bottom. Along with the majestic limestone mountains, most of it has been eroded into the miraculous cave system. Dam Van Long brings beauty charming country. Along with the majestic limestone mountains has been eroded into the miraculous cave system. Also appearing in the movie Kong with many spectacular scenes, Ha Long Bay has impressed the audience with beautiful scenery of thousands of majestic limestone islands.

Halong Bay was the first filming scenes when the film crew came to Vietnam. This is one of the seven natural wonders of the New World, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The blue sky with many limestone islands lying among the ocean,  the spectacular caves systems became a familiar image of Ha Long Bay.

Quang Binh is prominent in the movie Kong: Skull Island with majestic scenery with large cave systems and forests, wild shoreline.

En cave, Quang Binh, Halong Bay in the Pan (2015)

Inspired by the fairy tales that are familiar to millions of children around the world, Pan quickly drew the attention of the audience at the time it was released. Hang En, Ninh Binh, and Ha Long Bay were chosen by the Warner Bros. The film crew spent $ 150 million on production costs. Before filming 1 year, the film crew came to Vietnam, explored and used camera control flyers and other advanced cameras to capture the most beautiful views of these wonders. In the film, the audience will be admired the Hang En (Spring swallow cave), the third largest cave in the world in Quang Binh, green mountain ranges in Ninh Binh, and beautiful islands like the legendary Halong Bay. Hang En with mysterious stalactites columns selected as the context for a long passage, for the audience, envisioned the scale and splendor of this famous cave.

Hanoi, Hoi An, Ninh Binh, Saigon in The Quiet American

Adapted from the well-known literary work of the same name, the Quiet American was created by director Phillip Noyce, was debuted in 2002 and has been considered one of the best films about the Vietnam War. The quiet American marked the historic milestone for the first time a Hollywood film has been filmed in Vietnam.

In addition to the dramatic triangle love among a Vietnamese girl and two foreign men and the true history about the period when American army replace  France colonial in Vietnam, the film also impresses audiences by the beautiful, poetic scenes. About 50% of the film footage was filmed in Vietnam, with filming scenes stretching from the North to the South. Director Noyce chose the Quarter town of Hanoi to re-enact the scene of Saigon in the 1950s with French architect and narrow ancient houses. Filmmakers must work meticulously at every location during the 12 hours a day to capture the best frames.

En cave via wikipedia

Hue, Ha Long in Indochine 1992

In 1989, director Régis Wargnier who made Indochine went to Vietnam to look for the film background. The film premiered in 1992 and won numerous awards for directors and actors. It successfully described Vietnam during the French colonial period and revolved around the life and love of French living and working in Vietnam.

This is the first foreign film crew allowed to enter the Imperial Palace (Hue) the mausoleum in the Royal Citadel. Even the local authorities allowed the film crews to build sceneries in King Bao Dai’s palace, the crew faced a lot of challenges in asking for permission. Hue Citadel is the last feudal city in Vietnam which still retains the status quo, so it is often used as a movie theater for many movies about ancient time. Ha Long is also known as the main scene in Indochine film. In Ha Long, the film crew set up a film studio in the area of Vung Oan.

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