Top 20 Movie Locations You Must Visit In Your Lifetime

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3. Philippines, Apocalypse Now

Exotic North Luzon is an area in the Philippines used as the set for the cult hit Apocalypse Now, inspired by the book Heart of Darkness, written by Joseph Conrad and brought to life in 1979 by legendary director Francis Ford Coppola. Intrepid explorers flock there for sunny beaches, aquamarine water, and extreme diversity. Thick, twisting jungle backdrops, pristine landscapes on far-flung islands, and very few visitors are what you’ll find. Cordilla’s verdant rice terraces, trekking through wild terrain, rafting, and caving are top activities in Luzon. Baler Bay, a location used in the movie, has become one of the Philippines’ most visited surfing beaches. Originally, the west coast of Luzon was to be used as the main movie set, but after almost total destruction by Hurricane Olga, Pagsanjan, the location of famous Pagsanjan Falls, became the new one; in the movie, this is where the character Kurtz’s iconic compound was built along with Do Long Bridge.

Baler

4. Canada, Alive

The movie Alive was based on the true story of a group of Uruguayan rugby players who, in 1972, were involved in a plane crash in the Andes. The story focused on the survival of 16 players who survived a terrible fate by eating those who perished during and after the crash. It was Disney Studio’s Jeffery Katzenburg who green-lit the process. The $25 million movie was filmed in the Purcell Mountains, a landscape reminiscent of the site of the original crash in South America. Filmed over four months in the mountain location 10,000 feet above sea level, the directors have said it was the most difficult movie they ever made. The Purcell Mountains are in the southeast region of British Columbia, Canada and are well known for excellent skiing and snow boarding at Panorama Ski Resort. The only two mountain lodges are fly-in access only and offer some of the best and most scenic backcountry adventures in the province.

BC mountains - alive
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