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June 23, 2018 1:50 am

5 Most Popular Filming Locations that You Must Visit

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If you are a fond of watching movies, be it action, drama, or other genre, there is no better thrill that visiting the actual filming location of your favorite films. Other than the excitement, thrill, and realism these locations add, they really can make or break a movie. Location scouting and on-site filming has always been a quintessential element of most top rated films. If you are a movie aficionado who wants the real life experience, below are some of the filming locations around the globe that you just have to visit:

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Wadi Rum Desert, Jordan

Considered one of the world’s most outstanding landscapes, Wadi Rum Desert has become more popular following the movie The Martian (starring Matt Damon), which was shot in this picturesque landscape. This isolated area, located in the southern part of Jordan,, is also designated a UNESCO’s World Heritage site. Other than  The Martian, the majestic location has also hosted other legendary productions, such as Lawrence of Arabia and  Prometheus.


The Forbidden City, Beijing

Situated right at the heart of Gu Gong, the Forbidden City was the Imperial Palace of the Qing and Ming dynasties.  The palace was named the Forbidden City as entry during ancient times was only allowed with permission from the emperor.  More recently, itthe UNESCO World Heritage site has been the filming location for several award winning Hollywood movies, including the winner of 7 academy awards, The Last Emperor.


The Trevi Fountain, Rome

Designed by the famous Italian architect Nicola Salvi, The Trevi Fountain in Rome has appeared in a tonne of notable films, including Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita. The Trevi Fountain is one of the largest baroque fountains in the city and is renowned worldwide for its exquisite architectural design. The fountain’s also a popular wishing well, with estimates of more than 3,000 Euros tossed in every day!


Tiffany’s, New York

As an Audrey Hepburn fan, you can just picture the unforgettable visit to this famous Manhattan film location in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) home was also located in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, at 169 East 71st St. where the character lived and threw her parties.


Filming Location

Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Are you a Star Wars fanatic? Then why not visit the well-known Tikal National Park in Guatemala? The ‘Massassi Temple’ rebel base on Yavin 4 in the original Star Wars Episode IV film was shot at these Mayan temple ruins. The site not only gives a historical background about the Mayan Empire but you’ll also get a taste of what it’s like to be in the Star Wars Movie.

Get a touch of a real-life movie experience by visiting these famous filming locations around the globe! Safe travels, movie buffs.

Lindsay Reeds

Ideal night: movies, only disrupted for snacks and discussions!