There are so many wonderful places on our planet where almost no country is free of beautiful tourist destinations. Some of them are known and others are unknown to the public, and the films have contributed greatly to highlighting many places, which then became popular tourist destinations for tourists from all over the world. Here are great destinations that are popular with movies:
Table of Contents
- 1- Alnwick Castle, England – Harry Potter
- 2- Angkor Wam Temples in Cambodia – Tomb Raider
- 3- Fox Town, Washington State, Twilight
- 4- Guyun, Japan, Geisha’s Notes
- 5- Ko Phi Phi Leh Island, Thailand, The Beach
- 6- Waikato, New Zealand, The Lord of the Rings
- 7- Philadelphia Museum of Art, Rocky (Part Two)
- 8- Petra, Jordan, Indiana Jones and the last campaign
- 9- Salzburg, Austria, The Sound of Music
- 10- Matmata, Tunisia, Star Wars
1- Alnwick Castle, England – Harry Potter
After the impressive success of the Harry Potter films, Alnwick Castle, which was built in 1096, has become one of the places that attract thousands of visitors every year, and in recent years they reached 700,000 visitors. The castle was famous for being chosen to be the famous magic school “Hogwarts” in which Harry Potter and his friends study.
2- Angkor Wam Temples in Cambodia – Tomb Raider
The temples of Angkor and Wam in Cambodia, which were built in the twelfth century, are among the most beautiful places that a person can visit and yet they were unknown to the general public until the 2001 Tomb Raider movie in which Angelina Jolie was represented. The Angkor and Wam temples have since become one of the Asian tourist destinations that people from every country visit.
3- Fox Town, Washington State, Twilight
The town of Forks is located in the northwest of the United States near the city of Seattle in Washington state. This small town was unknown on the map until the novelist Stephanie Meyer formulated the stories of teenage and werewolf vampires. When the Twilight movie series was launched, it brought to light this quiet town and attracts thousands of visitors every year.
4- Guyun, Japan, Geisha’s Notes
Gyun district is located in the city of Kyoto, Japan and is the only place where geisha women can be seen and photographed. The Geisha diary movie helped make this province pop out of the country, and tourists have put it on a map of places to visit when visiting Japan, especially Kyoto.
5- Ko Phi Phi Leh Island, Thailand, The Beach
There is no doubt that the islands of Thailand are very popular with tourists, but the highlight of Ko Phi Phi Leh is The Beach, which featured Leonardo DiCaprio, which was released in 2000. The island’s beaches, clear blue waters, and the surrounding mountains were enchanted by everyone who attended the film. The island has come to compete with other Thai islands and receive thousands of tourists every year.
6- Waikato, New Zealand, The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings series directed by Peter Jackson influenced tourism in New Zealand, especially in the Waikato region, where the Pygmy village depicted “Hobbiton”. The New Zealand authorities decided to turn the village into a tourist shrine, but the sheep located in the nearby farms occupied the place. However, a large number of tourists flock to see the sheep using the village houses.
7- Philadelphia Museum of Art, Rocky (Part Two)
Who doesn’t know Rocky Balboa’s films? The latter not only made actor Sylvester Stallone famous, but also the stairs of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Crowds of people have come to the museum not only for its masterpieces and exhibits but also to imitate Rocky Balboa’s climbing up the museum’s stairs that consist of 72 stairs.
8- Petra, Jordan, Indiana Jones and the last campaign
Although Petra was listed in 1985 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it only became an important tourist destination for tourists after the release of Indiana Jones and the last campaign in 1989. Since that time, Petra has received thousands of tourists who come to experience the magic of the place and learn about the ancient Jordanian heritage.
9- Salzburg, Austria, The Sound of Music
Salzburg was famous for being the birthplace of the famous artist and musician “Mozart”, but after filming The Sound of Music, which is considered one of the best and most distinguished musical films in the world. Tourists come to Salzburg to enjoy the stunning views and nature of the places depicted in the film such as the Hohenzelsburg Castle, the Salzach River and other great sites.
10- Matmata, Tunisia, Star Wars
Matmata is located in the southeast of Tunisia near the city of Gabes. The area is characterized by its unique Amazigh houses, which are built by digging a large hole in the ground. Around the perimeter of this hole there are caves that are used as rooms, as well as there are some houses that contain multiple pits and connect them between a trench or an underground corridor called the “shed”. These homes became popular thanks to the Star Wars film series. He photographed the Lars family: Luke Skywalker, his aunt Peruvian Lars and his uncle Owen Lars at the Sidi Idris Inn, which provides traditional Berber homes.