The world is a huge and varied place, which is why traveling to new destinations can be so thrilling and rewarding. There are things that differentiate people from different nationalities, and things that unite them, one of which is that people across the world love to watch movies. You may think that Hollywood is the epicenter of the global film industry, but Asian countries are revolutionizing the way films are made and watched. Here are three such countries, and they all make wonderful destinations to visit too, whether you’re shooting a movie or looking for an outstanding vacation.
If you want to see the world’s number one movie making destination then you don’t need Hollywood, you need Bollywood. That’s the name of the film industry based in the city of Mumbai in west India, and more films are made there than anywhere else in the world. In fact, there are more than a thousand films made there a year, and increasingly, they’re gaining international critical acclaim and a worldwide audience, whilst stars such as Priyanka Chopra and Aishwarya Rai, the Queen of Bollywood, have gone on to achieve great success in the American film industry too. Mumbai is a large, vibrant, and colorful city, so visitors are never short of things to do and see.
Thailand is one of the world’s most beautiful countries, and it has everything a filmmaker could need, from busy, exciting cities like Bangkok to stunning mountainside rainforests and beaches that take the breath away. It also has an infrastructure in place that can help filmmakers of all levels get the very best results. Experts such as The Studio Park provide a one stop production service Thailand that covers everything from studio sets to production support and permit and legal advice, so it’s little wonder that the Thai film industry, as well as its tourist industry, is booming.
Japan is a city of contrasts like no other, and it manages to seamlessly combine the most cutting-edge technology with a deference to traditional culture that stretches back hundreds of years. That’s why in a typical Japanese city, you can see robot hotel staff and women walking to work dressed in kimonos. It’s an enchanting mix, and it’s one reason that Japan is in high demand when it comes to movie making. It also helps that Japan has breath-taking natural beauty, particularly when the cherry blossom season is in full swing, and that makes April a particularly pleasant time to visit this enchanting country.
India, Thailand, and Japan are just three of the country’s taking the film industry by storm and producing some of the world’s most exciting movies. The reasons that filmmakers are so drawn to them are also reasons why they are great places for tourists to visit as well: they are nations of outstanding natural beauty that also have incredible lively cities, and with a great commercial infrastructure in place too. Is it time that you visited one of them?