Too sure most people saw the Great Pyramids of Giza somewhere in famous movies. To name one, ‘The Mummy Returns’ exceptionally captures the most fabled structure throughout the movie. Perhaps most screens portray incredible places that leave us breathless. In fact, these enthralling places sometimes trick us into fantasy over reality. Travel inspiration actually takes place from encountering such great movies. 

Here are more to 8 well-known places portrayed in famous movies, apparently for your next travel inspiration.

The Lion King and Amboseli National Park

Disney creation The Lion King is the most adorable and one of the famous movies of all time. Every person loves every bit and details about the movie. Surprisingly, it gains an empire of fans! In Fact, the iconic rock where Simba is manifested to the rest of the multitude really does exist. Additionally the amazing Amboseli National Park in Kenya, Africa inspired most of the scenes in the movie.

Moreover, the imposing landscape, the vast stretch of savannah, the magnificent Mt. Kilimanjaro are all portrayed in the movie.  

The Amboseli National Park is all time favorite spot for an ultimate wild safari enthusiastic. Create your Hakuna Matata moment in the open of the African  Pride land.

Mamma Mia and Skopelos, Greece

If you have seen Meryl Streep in Mamma Mia, you might have also gasped at the beach and the dotted island of Skopelos. This one of the famous movies is an ABBA-inspired musical filmed in one of the magical islands of Greece. 

The outdoor scenes of the movie featured the rustic looking countryside, the calm water and the ebbing waves gently washing the shore of the Kastani Beach. 

This Greek Island is truly an ethereal beauty that welcomes every soul to take a flawless experience once in a lifetime. In fact, travelers who pick this location are blessed to enjoy the unending bliss this island could give. Hence, you should take a visit here and make an ABBA musical memory to double your true travelling happiness.


The Lord of the Rings and Matamata, New Zealand

Die hard fans of The Lord of the Rings definitely fall in love with ‘The Shire’. The Shire is a home to the hobbits as it showcased in the movie. In fact this unearthly spot is located in Matamata in Northern New Zealand. The lofty Mountains of Kaimai Range shadowed the place and display its imposing lumps of green meadows. It truly is a sublime and secluded place revealing the verdant green and dainty looks of the countryside. The impeccable landscape and the cosy burrow houses beneath the green beds of grass are true attractions for any nature enthusiasts. 

Travel to Matamata to witness the breathtaking scenery to feel your existence unreal but in a fairy land. Altogether, take the hobbits scenes and the memories of The Shire with you.

Jurassic Park and The Islands Of Hawaii

Kualoa Ranch, for your information, is the actual home of the fictional Dinosaurs in Jurassic Park: The Lost World. The tall trees, the rough-looking hills, vicious volcanoes and mountains encompassed with the vast ocean set an ideal spot to make scenes for this one of the famous movies. This Island in Hawaii is a lushly green destination. Moreover, this beautiful island welcomes most of the famous movie’s creations. Iconic movies other than Jurassic are Jumanji and Kong: Skull Island. 

Whilst on this island, you can embrace the idea of pure adventure, hike to Manawaiopuna Falls and admire the Kipu Kai Coast. One can roam the extent of Kualoa Ranch and imagine meeting Dinosaurs. Experience a real summer vacation with your sun hat and that pretty dress to suit the beach and the weather. 

Avatar and Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Do you remember those massive floating pillar-like rocks in the popular movie Avatar? They ain’t floating in real life. The Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is a Chinese pride claiming to draw millions of Avatar fans and tourists. The location actually inspired the director to choose this magical place to film many Avatar scenes. In turn, it is famed as one of the most famous movies in hollywood. Moreover, these dense foliage monoliths are a notable hallmark of this great country. Impressingly, unlike other chemical formations, these pillar-like rocks are the result of physical erosion. Moreover, the formation is due to the result of expanding ice in the cold season along with the plants that grow in them. 

Plan your next summer trip to The Zhangjiajie National Forest Park to make believe of its real existence. Experience a speechless satisfaction with the distinct landscape amongst many other incredible places in the world. Hence, this Chinese highlighted destination will surprise you more than you can imagine. 

Harry Potter and Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, England

Potter Heads might have seen the great dining hall of Hogwarts in the movie. Well, everything magical in the Harry Potter series is not fantasy. In fact, the great Hogwarts’ Dining hall does exist in the muggle world at Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford, England. Additionally, this 16th Century Cathedral draws inevitable numbers of visitors and fans. Moreover, This sensational proximity is by far the most popular real life destination portrayed from one of the famous movies. Other than the movie’s scene replica, two elements namely, the very ancient structure and the enchanting college add a distinct feature worth the visit. 

Visit this incredible Cathedral to pretend that you are admitted in the Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Least you could imagine seeing a magical ceiling when you enter the great hall. Or, sort yourself into one of the legendary houses in Hogwarts. 

Beauty and the Beast and Riquewihr, Alsace, France

Recall Emma Watson opening the door with a book in her hand; Or the villagers popping their heads cheerfully wishing ‘Bonjour’ as they open their windows! Truthfully, the little quaint town is so exuberant and busy in the opening of Beauty and the Beast. However, you will be amazed to find out that the exact replica of the Disney town is real. Riquewihr in the heart of Alsace is a medieval town claimed as one of the most beautiful villages in France. The animated and real life scenes of Beauty and the Beast is portrayed in this old town.

Every detail of Riquewihr is a breathtaking experience surrounded by the  unending vineyards and  lovely hilly landscape. The shops, the boutiques and the cosy restaurants compliments the essence of a real medieval town. Exhale your joy of tripping to this magnetic location sooner. 

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and Burj Khalifa

Starring Tom Cruise in a voguised stunt movie in the 4th Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Burj Khalifa is a prominent attention feature in it. The actor actually performed his stunt in Burj Khalifa (now Burj Dubai), the world’s tallest skyscraper. This stunning structure is in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is one of the world’s most talk-about travel destination. 

We all genuinely agree that Dubai is the most sophisticated and luxurious destination in the world. People would promise to visit this incredible place once in their lifetime to see many other amazing man-made creations. 

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