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Ninh Binh Reached The Top 12 Coolest Asian Filming Locations: US Travel Magazine

Ninh Binh Reached The Top 12 Coolest Asian Filming Locations: US Travel Magazine
Jena Bui
Ninh Binh Reached The Top 12 Coolest Asian Filming Locations: US Travel Magazine

According to the U.S. magazine Travel+Leisure, Ninh Binh Province where the Hollywood movie 'Kong: Skull Island' was filmed in 2016 is one of the 12 "coolest filming locations" in Asia.


The US$190-million film directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts was shot in the Trang An limestone complex, Van Long Lagoon, and Tam Coc, where gorgeous limestone karst mountains scenery.


Ninh Binh among 12 coolest Asian filming locations
Ninh Binh is among the 12 coolest Asian filming locations

"The Ninh Binh area is known as the inland cousin of Ha Long Bay. Scenically similar, though significantly smaller, it has far fewer visitors.", Travel+Leisure said.


Located about a two-hour drive from Hanoi, Ninh Binh was home to the ancient capital of Hoa Lu during the Dinh Dynasty (968-980) and went unnoticed by foreign tourists for many years until "Kong: Skull Island" " was filmed there, giving it a global reputation.


Other Asian filming locations worth visiting according to the magazine are Cambodia's Siem Reap, South Korea's Busan, India's Khempur, Thailand's Krabi province, Singapore, Indonesia's Bali, the Maldives, and Japan's Tokyo.


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