The legend of Kong begins in Vietnam. Photo courtesy of Bloody Disgusting.

A visit to charm the senses

In celebration of the release of Kong: Skull Island, the first Hollywood blockbuster to be filmed in Vietnam, come with us to experience the magic of Vietnam through the lens of film. The cinematic representations highlighted in this special series includes classics includes such as The Scent of the Green Papaya (1993), The Quiet American (2002), Cyclo (1995), The Lover (1992), Indochine (1992), in addition to Joe Wright’s Pan (2015). From interviews with directors and filming scouts, to movie-inspired itineraries, this is not only celebrating Vietnam’s potential as an international filming location, but puts the spotlight on Vietnam as a premiere tourist destination.

  • by Quang Binh Tourism

    On Location: Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts on Filming ‘Kong: Skull Island’ in Vietnam

    "It became my mission to put this country on screen and to let the world know how spectacular it is."

    Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Vietnam's newest travel ambassador, talks to Travel + Leisure about traversing around around the world to places like Iceland, Hawaii, Australia, Thailand, and Cambodia—in search of the perfect spot to set the scene of the Kong reboot and how Vietnam one him over.

  • by Southeast Asia Globe

    Samuel L. Jackson on his newfound love of Vietnam

    Born in Washington, DC, but raised in Tennessee, Jackson’s work has taken him all over the globe, whether shooting or promoting his projects. He is renowned for carrying out the latter with dignity and a sense of humour, and during a recent roundtable interview he told Southeast Asia Globe that of all the fantastical locations he has worked in over his 40-year career, Vietnam is his favourite.

    “It’s a very interesting place, a very cool place, a very mysterious place. It’s beautiful. Wow. It’s a fascinating place to be – very spiritual. Even if you don’t believe in certain things, you feel things when you’re there. You kind of see them, and you watch the people,” he said.

    Read the whole interview here at Southeast Asia Globe.

  • by CGV Cinemas Vietnam

    Kathy Uyen Interviews Hugh Jackman

    Did you know that Vietnam's scenery also happened to inspire the fictional world of Neverland? During the 2015 press circuit of Joe Wright's reimagined "Pan," Vietnamese actress Kathy Uyen caught up with Hollywood star Hugh Jackman to talk about Vietnam's role in the film.

    Watch the full interview to see Kathy Uyen give Hugh Jackman a lesson in Vietnamese or two!


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