Thailand shines as movie location (video)

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Thailand, one of the most popular tourist destinations in ASEAN, is also proving to be an increasingly magnetic location for foreign films makers.

Some 636 foreign movie productions were shot in Thailand in 2012, up 45 per cent over 2011, according to a report published in US entertainment magazine Variety.  As a result, the rise of Thailand’s film industry has been a boon for the economy, contributing $2.2 billion and supporting 86,600 jobs in 2011, latest figures show.

Thailand has found itself to be a top choice because industry experts say the country has good production design skills and is cheap while having high-level skills.

Beyond being the location where such recent blockbuster hits like “The Hangover 2” was filmed, Thailand has now gotten the attention of Asian markets. The Chinese comedy “,” which takes place in Thailand’s northern city of Chiang Mai, has since become the highest grossing local film in history, earning $200 million as of March 2013.

During a trip to Chiang Mai in early 2013, Inside Investor noticed that the movie has also boosted the city’s popularity for Chinese tourists, a total of 2.5 million of which visited Thailand in 2012.

Check out what is making the Chinese so curious by watching the “Lost in Thailand” trailer below.

 

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Hangover 2, Bangkok street scene

Thailand, one of the most popular tourist destinations in ASEAN, is also proving to be an increasingly magnetic location for foreign films makers.

Reading Time: 1 minute

Hangover Part 2
Hangover 2, Bangkok street scene

Thailand, one of the most popular tourist destinations in ASEAN, is also proving to be an increasingly magnetic location for foreign films makers.

Some 636 foreign movie productions were shot in Thailand in 2012, up 45 per cent over 2011, according to a report published in US entertainment magazine Variety.  As a result, the rise of Thailand’s film industry has been a boon for the economy, contributing $2.2 billion and supporting 86,600 jobs in 2011, latest figures show.

Thailand has found itself to be a top choice because industry experts say the country has good production design skills and is cheap while having high-level skills.

Beyond being the location where such recent blockbuster hits like “The Hangover 2” was filmed, Thailand has now gotten the attention of Asian markets. The Chinese comedy “,” which takes place in Thailand’s northern city of Chiang Mai, has since become the highest grossing local film in history, earning $200 million as of March 2013.

During a trip to Chiang Mai in early 2013, Inside Investor noticed that the movie has also boosted the city’s popularity for Chinese tourists, a total of 2.5 million of which visited Thailand in 2012.

Check out what is making the Chinese so curious by watching the “Lost in Thailand” trailer below.

 

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