January 8, 2013

Incredible Film Journeys Brought to Life

Posted by Treetopia in Features | Travel & Recreation

If you’re looking for fantastic places to visit, follow the trail of some of film’s most epic journeys

One of the things that makes adventure films great is getting introduced to fantastic places you would otherwise not have known about. Films have taken us from the deep recesses of Earth to the outermost areas of space using green screens and other advanced technological techniques employed by filmmakers. However, there are films that used real places as a backdrop to some of the most epic film journeys ever made. Consider visiting these unbelievably amazing places on your next vacation:

Middle Earth

January 3 of each year celebrates the birth of one of the most prominent literary figures of high fantasy, John Ronald Ruel Tolkien, more commonly known as J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, and The Silmarillon, among other books concerning the epic story of Middle Earth. Follow in the footsteps of the fellowship of the ring when you visit various places in New Zealand. Explore Kaitoke Regional Park, the enchanting land of Rivendell where Arwen Evenstar dwells, or pass solemnly by Mount Owen, recognized by Gimli son of Glóin as Dimrill Dale, where the fellowship rested after their escape from Moria where Gandalf the Grey fell in battle against the Balrog.

 


Dimrill Dale (South Island, New Zealand)

Hogwarts Express

Experience traveling to a country steeped in history and culture and to a world that is only seen by people with magic in their blood. Just like the students of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry who travel via Hogwart’s Express, ride aboard a steam train to pass the 21-arched magnificent structure connecting Fort William and Mallaig. This engineering marvel will definitely be your means of transportation for your own epic journey.

 


photo by mark217 via flickr. CC BY-SA 2.0

 

Holy Grail

Dr. Henry Jones, Jr., more commonly known as the fedora-wearing archaeologist, Indiana Jones, redefined “treasure” when he entered The Treasury at Petra, Jordan. This monument carved in stone and declared a UNESCO World Heritage site was imagined to be hiding the treasure of treasures that even King Arthur endeavored to find: The Holy Grail. Located between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, two bodies of water of biblical significance, The Treasury at Petra is definitely a magnificent place to visit on one of your fabulous vacations.

 


The Treasury at Petra, Jordan

 

A Legendary Beach

From crossing dales and worlds and taking a leap of faith, head on to a secluded island that The Beach imagined to be paradise on Earth: Thailand’s Ko Phi Phi Leh, located in Krabi Province. This incredibly beautiful island will surely take relaxation to a whole new level as you enjoy the sun, sand, and sea.

 


photo by Robert Nyman via flickr. CC BY 2.0

 

If you’ve been awed at some of the incredible places that served as the backdrop of your favorite adventure films, consider taking your next vacation there and you might just be pulled into a fabulous adventure you will never forget.

 

 

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