Hollywood Movie Locations:
Even though you can watch your favorite movie plenty of times, there is a different pleasure in getting to relive the moment for real. Standing at the exact spot where your favorite characters played favorite moments feels surreal. If you have a bucket list, don’t forget to add these locations to it. In this era of social media, capture the moment, and make your friends jealous.
1. Maya Bay, Thailand
The obscure island spotted by Leonardo DiCaprio in The Beach is not so mysterious anymore. After the movie discovered such a sublime island, thousands of tourists were pulled by its charm. Maya Bay in Koh Phi Phi Leh, Thailand attracted such a vast population of international tourists that the government was forced to shut down the island to protect the coral reefs.
2. Zhangjiajie, China
Even though the location in this sci-fi seemed like a fantasy land, the filming took place in places that actually exist. Zhangjiajie a national forest park in Hunan Province in China that was projected as the fictional universe of Pandora. Even though the spot looks surreal and a product of special effects, you will be glad to know you can visit these 600 ft tall mountains.
3. Katz’ Delicatessen, New York
When Harry Met Sally
Remember when Meg Ryan enacted her fake orgasm in your favorite rom-com? That food joint and the specific table is another must-visit spot for movie fanatics. They also project a sign that reads a cheeky message “Where Harry Met Sally…Hope You Have What She Had! – Enjoy!”
4. Shakespeare Avenue Stairs, NY
Who saw their steps ever becoming such a popular spot for tourism? After Joker and Joaquin Phoenix’s famous dance steps on the Shakespeare Avenue Stairs, people have been rushing to the spot to get clicked. The stairs had spread such a buzz that social media was brimming with the selfies of fans.
5. Hobbiton, New Zealand
The Lord Of the Rings
These picturesque hills in New Zealand have it to the bucket list of all the Lord Of The Ring fans. In fact, this fantasy land doesn’t need the reference of LOTR for its exquisite beauty. Even the Hobbit Village exists for real and you visit it to relive the moments.
6. Avengers HQ, Norwich
In case you plan to visit the US to see the famous Avengers headquarters, DON’T! As it happens, the headquarters were built in the UK. It is an art center situated in East Anglia where fans can check out the equipment for the latest technology.
7. Platform 9 ¾, King’s Cross Station, London
London attracts tourists for its own beauty and historical significance every year. However, over the years, half of its tourism has been consumed by Potter’s heads. People from all over the world visit the Warner Bros. Studio of Harry Potter, and the King’s Cross Station in London. Even though the station is a regular stoppage for the local commuters, it holds a special place in our hearts.
8. Kathmandu, Nepal
The latest location added to the list of MCU fans is “Kamar Taj” or Kathmandu. Doctor Strange has elevated its popularity so well that even the tourist guides have memorized the movie spots.
9. Savoca, Sicily
Everything about this classic gangster franchise has become iconic, including the filming location. Savoca in Sicily is a well-known place for The Godfather fanatics who learned about the spot from the proposal and the wedding sequences.
10. Skopelos, Greece
Tourists only got a second reason to explore the beauty of Greece after watching the colorful musical, “Mamma Mia!”. Nothing sounds like a better and a lively vacation than dancing through the streets and the island of Skopelos. Fans can also book a room at the Skopelos Village Hotel that had been home to Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan in the movie. This romantic spot is also known as one of the most famous wedding destinations.