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8 Incredibly Famous Filming Locations In China You Need To Visit

Have you ever noticed that there are so many scenes and elements of Chinese features in those excellent European and Hollywood movies?

 And you must wonder where those beautiful, amazing, and impressive scenes were shot, like the primative hometown of giant pandas in Kung Fu Panda 3, town in the Mission: Impossible 3 by Tom Cruz, the unbelievable sky hole in Transformers, and so on. 

Mount Qingcheng in “Kung Fu Panda 3”

Location: Dujiangyan, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province

青城山 四川 功夫熊猫3 


I really like the mist-shrouded bamboo forests, whispering streams, wood houses, and other primitive elements in the Panda Village in Kung Fu Panda 3.
How about you?


If yes, you could find the one in our reality at Mount Qingcheng (青城山) near Chengdu City.


This holy Taoist place is welcomed for its relaxing and harmonious atmosphere, ever emerald sightseeing, and quiet charm.


Jianfu Palace(建福宫)


Also as it is very close to the living area of giant pandas, you could know how they live happily in their home during your discovery there.


Giant Panda(大熊猫)

Kashgar Old Town in “Kite Runner”

Location: Kashgar City, Xinjiang Region

喀什 新疆 追风筝的人


This impressive and famous movie Kite Runner was shot in Kashgar in Xinjiang area actually.


In Kashgar Old Town (喀什噶尔老城), particular charm of Islamic could make you feel like standing in a place in Central Asia.


During your visit there, you could roam in the multiple lanes to appreciate the exotic buildings and find the best place for photography.


But more importantly, make sure to pay a visit to the One Hundred Year Old Tea House to sip a cup of local tea and get close to the local life style. Follow the Kite Runner to experience the Muslim flavor in Kashgar.

Mount Everest in “ 2012 ”

Location: Tingri County, Shigatse District, Tibet

珠穆朗玛峰 西藏 2012


Do you remember the last safe place in this movie? That is the Mount Everest in Tibet Region.


And the highest monastery survived is the very old Rongphu Monastery at the foot of the Everest (珠穆朗玛峰).


With the devout Buddhists and rich Buddhist culture, the monastery and mountain there in China are more sacred and attract a lot of people to admire their holy features and awesome look.


Pure white snow, azure sky, colorful prayer flags, standing pagoda, dark red wall, and innocent local people would take all your troubles far away.

Xitang Water Town in “Mission: Impossible 3”

Location: Jiashan County, Jiaxing City, Zhejiang Province

西塘古镇 浙江 碟中谍3

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Surprised or not? Tom Cruz running through the corridor in Xitang Ancient Town (西塘古镇) was really cool.


Furthermore, the movie location of Mission: Impossible 3 chosen there has brought another new wave of tourists to discover the scenes in that movie and experience the traditional old flavor in China.


Besides the leisure strolling along the old streets and alleys, taste local snacks, you are highly recommended to take small boat to sail by the antique houses and let time go by slowly.


​Xitang Ancient Town Night View

Terracotta Warriors in 
“The Mummy: The Tomb of the Dragon Emperor”

Location: Xian City, Shaanxi Province

兵马俑 陕西 木乃伊3


Those tomb figures are not mummies in traditional concept of the Egyptian ones. 


Those are the impressive warriors inspired from the Terracotta Warriors and Horses (兵马俑) in Xian city, which was the protection army of the Emperor Qin Shihuang in ancient China and has been reputed as one of the Eight Wonders of the World with super large scale, outstanding skills and the brilliance of ancient Chinese.


Why not go in front of the real figures to admire their appearances with no one same.


Xian Ancient City Wall

Zhangjiajie National Park in “Avatar”

Location: Zhangjiajie City, Hunan Province

张家界 湖南 阿凡达


Where was Avatar filmed? You must be quite curious about the Hallelujha Mountain in the air in this outstanding movie.


Precisely, that came from the landform in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park (张家界国家森林公园), and especially the part of Yuanjiajie Scenic Area.


Though the real mountains are not in the air, Zhangjiajie looks particularly like a fairyland with the mists and really beautiful sightseeing. So prepare your camera well and begin your shooting.


Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge

Hongcun in “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”

Location: Yi County, Huangshan City, Anhui Province

宏村 安徽 卧虎藏龙


Li Mubai walked across the South Lake leading his ox. That tranquil and antique place is Hongcun Village (宏村) located near the Yellow Mountain in Huangshan.


Complimented as the village in the paintings, Hongcun village is super nice and popular among foreign tourists.


Only the mirror-like lake, arch stone bridge, very old black and white houses surrounded, and the typical flavor of Jiannan style, and so forth could calm down your mind. The harmonious scenes there would worth your visit.



Wulong Karst Landscape in 
“Transformer 4: Age of Extinction”

Location: Wulong County, Chongqing

武隆天坑 重庆 变形金刚4


If you are a big fan of the Transformers, you must remember the scene at the sky hole.


That was done at Wulong County (武隆县) in Chongqing. 


And after that soul-stirring movie’s putting on show, a lot of fans visited this awesome place to enjoy the hard to see Karst landform and get close to nature.


Have never seen that kind of landscape in my life before, I am really appealed by the huge hole with emerald plants, especially antique Chinese houses, and the fresh air to refresh mind.

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