Have you ever been curious about seeing movie set locations in unique destinations around the world? Many of us have and there are some fun movie set locations in places you may not expect.
3 Fun Movie Set Locations
So, let us take a look at some “bucket list” destinations that you might not have seen to date but should. This time, movie set locations — in other words, hot spots around the world which have been featured in movies.
The Monte Carlo Casino, Monaco
The Monte Carlo Casino is one of the 4 mind-blowing casino destinations from around the world that should be on the list of every movie lover visiting Europe.
Among others, the casino on top of Monaco was featured in numerous James Bond movies, including Never Say Never Again and GoldenEye, and has served as an inspiration for author Ian Fleming in describing the Royale-Les-Eaux in his first Bond novel, Casino Royale. Besides, it was the filming location for the 2004 movie “Ocean’s Twelve”.
Monaco is a well-known tourist destination with a pretty high “celebrities per square mile”, so make sure to see the whole city-state while you’re there.
Remember the massive temple carved in stone that hid the Holy Grail in Stephen Spielberg’s 1989 adventure flick “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”?
Well, this impressive feat of engineering is real – it is a stone temple known as Al-Khazneh in Jordan, a small country between Israel and Saudi Arabia. And this impressive facade is not the only thing to see there, either – the Arab Nabatean Kingdom city of Petra is a whole complex of ancient buildings carved out of stone.
If you’re not a fan of 1980s adventure movies, you might have seen the same location featured in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009).
Tikal is the ruin of an ancient Mayan city in Guatemala rediscovered by the Spanish settlers of South America in the 17th century. Despite it was known to scholars for almost a century, no major expedition was led to the ruins of Tikal until the 1950s when a small airstrip was built next to them.
In the decades to come, major expeditions were led to the ruins, with over 200 monuments recovered to date. Today, Tikal is a major tourist destination surrounded by its own national park.
Few outsiders know that it was also where a film has been shot and is one of the lesser known movie set locations – George Lucas used it to film the Yavin scenes in “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope”.