By Trần Hoàng Nam Long popular with tourists, the Kong film site in Tràng An in the northern province of Ninh Bình was packed up and closed to the public last month. The site was established after some scenes in the movie Kong: Skull Island, directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, were shot here in 2016. Illustration by Trịnh Lập The valley inside Tràng An Landscape Complex was chosen as a filming location together with nearby Vân Long marsh land and Tam Cốc waterway in Ninh Bình, as well as Hạ Long Bay in Quảng Ninh Province and Phong Nha National Park in the central province of Quảng Bình. Local authorities decided to keep the tents, boats, and other parts of the aboriginal village as a tourist destination in Tràng An – named by UNESCO as a world heritage site in 2014. Locals were recruited to act as the villagers, dressing up in loincloths and performing dances so gawping visitors can take their perfect selfie. Right or wrong, the film site has drawn a lot of attention. “It’s an interesting place,” second-year college student Hoa Hạ from Hà Nội told Việt Nam News during a trip to Tràng An. “Just a few… Read full this story
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