If you are a King Kong franchise lover, you should know the reboot version Kong: Skull Island.
Vietnam was proudly one of the selected filming locations for this movie. The Blockbuster Kong: Skull Island was shot in various famous destinations in Vietnam such as Ha Long Bay, Quang Binh Province, and Ninh Binh was one of the chosen places in this list as well.
The Trang An Landscape Complex, located more than 90km south of Hanoi, was recognised as Vietnam’s first mixed natural and cultural heritage by UNESCO in 2014 based on the principles of the Convention on the Protection of World Culture and Natural Heritages, including cultural, aesthetical, and geological-geomorphic values and the preservation of heritage.
In the eyes of talented young director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Trang An is a spectacular landscape of limestone karst peaks permeated with valleys. Therefore, he decided to select the place in Ninh Binh and others in the two provinces of Quang Binh and Ha Long, to shoot the film.
When the Kong: Skull Island crew finished filming in Vietnam, they left and cleaned up all the scene setting. Even though they left nothing back, the government took the chance and restored the filming location to attract domestic and foreign tourists. The plan works out and this place becomes one of the must visit when you get to Vietnam.