Combining a love for film with a trip overseas is a great way to indulge in your passion for flicks and a love for travel at the same time. There are loads of famous filming locations across the planet you can enjoy. But for those feeling a little more adventurous and looking to travel a little further afield, we caught up with Travelbag.co.uk to find out which far flung filming locations you could enjoy.
New Zealand – Lord of the Rings
The iconic Lord of the Rings trilogy broke a whole host of records. And, if you’re prepared to travel across the world, you can visit Middle Earth itself. Well, you can visit the Waikato Town of Matamata, which is where the village of Hobbiton was created. The village has been rebuilt since the filming wrapped up and is now a permanent tourist attraction.
Wellington, New Zealand, is home to a number of filming locations. Here you can visit the locations used to create the Gardens of Isengard (Harcourt Park) and Mount Victoria, whose forested areas became the woods of Hobbiton.
In fact, there are several other parts of New Zealand that played home to iconic Lord of the Rings scenes too so you could travel around the country and see as many of the filming locations as you like!
Muang Boran, Thailand – The Hangover II
The Ancient City of Muang Boran in Thailand is home to the monastery that featured as the Ching Mei Temple in the Hangover II.
And once you’ve finished spotting recognizable bits from the movie, you should definitely make the most of a walk around this absolutely stunning beautiful city to enjoy the sights and take some photographs. This is well worth a visit while in Thailand.
There are many other parts of Thailand that featured in the film too, including parts of Bangkok and Phulay Bay Resort in Krabi.
Winnetka, Illinois – The House from Home Alone
It seems fitting as we approach December to pay a little homage to one of the greatest Christmas movies of all time, Home Alone. The iconic house from the film is in Winnetka, Illinois.
The address, 671 Lincoln Avenue, is popular with fans of the films looking to get a photo of this famous house.
And, once you’ve got your photo, you’re only 21 miles from Chicago so why not head for the Windy City itself and enjoy the sights there too.
Movies filmed in Chicago include High Fidelity, The Dark Knight and Road to Perdition.
If you think you’re pretty hot on movie knowledge, filming locations and geography related movie trivia, you can put it to the test with Travelbag’s “Where in the World: The Movie Edition,” Quiz.