Who needs travel brochures when you have movies? It doesn’t matter if you like thrillers, romance, comedy or adventure, these movies will surely awaken everyone’s wanderlust.
Lawrence of Arabia // Wadi Rum Desert – Jordan
The fiery landscape was a backdrop to Lawrence of Arabia shot in 1962. Later, Red Planet and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen were also shot there.
The Dark Knight Rises // Mehrangarh Fort – India
Remember the legendary pit prison in the Dark Knight Rises? This was shot at this Indian fort, you can check it out for yourself since it is a normal museum when there are no movies being shot.
Harry Potter // Glencoe Village – Scotland
Didn’t everyone love the friendly giant Hagrid? In Glencoe Village in Scotland you can now find the location of where the shots for Hagrid hut were filmed.
The Lord of The Rings // Tongariro National Park – New Zealand
The fires of Mordor were filmed at this exact location, or at least, they used raw footage of this location and edited it a whole lot to look like the creepy fires of Mordor we see in the film.
Indiana Jones // Petra – Jordan
Another legend of a movie is Indiana Jones, I don’t think I know a single soul who hasn’t watched it or at least heard of this epic movie. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was one of this hit series of films and was filmed in the area of Petra in Jordan.
Mamma Mia! // Skopelos – Greece
Kastani beach was home to the epic sing-a-long Mamma Mia! This movie is not only a must watch for its fine tunes, the sights of gorgeous greek coastlines are also a highlight of the film.
The Hobbit / The Lord of the Rings // Matamata – New Zealand
The Shire home to the hobbits is mocked up in the picturesque village of Matamata (Northern Island) in New Zealand. The Shire’s quaint thatched cottages surrounded by idyllic countryside of grassy meadows and tinkling streams is also known as “Hobbittown”. You can actually walk around in this little town and pretend you’re a hobbit for the day!
The Beach // Koh Phi Phi – Thailand
Avatar // Hawaii
Avatar, the movie that we still talk about, and are endlessly waiting on for a sequel was initially filmed in Hawaii. As can be clearly seen in the movie the shots were technified loads, but the incredible landscape is still a must see in real life! Jurassic Park was also shot on these incredible islands!
Frozen // Nærøyfjord – Norway