Location in Thailand
Thailand offers a huge amount of cultural and natural diversity, making it a highly sought after location among international filmmakers and TV producers.
With our industry-leading approach to production, we are uniquely positioned to facilitate production services in Thailand, centrally located in Southeast Asia We can offer a vast array of filming locations with excellent accessibility, from country towns, rivers, canals and forests to beaches and seaside, urban and suburban settings, nightscapes and cityscapes as well as many other lesser-known spaces.
Thailand is well known for its tropical beaches and islands which have been used as backdrops in many international TV and film productions. The country has a well developed infrastructure which means you could be filming on a secluded paradise beach while still being close to major roads, railways, airports, hospitals and all modern conveniences.
Popular islands include Koh Phi Phi, Koh Samui, Phuket and Similan Islands, all of which are very easy to get to, while Krabi on the mainland, offers several idyllic white-sand beaches surrounded by limestone karst formations and crystal-clear turquoise water.
Famous Hollywood movies filmed in Thailand include 007 the Man with the Golden Gun (James Bond Island, Phang Nga Bay), The Beach (Maya Bay, Phi Phi Islands), Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (Naiyang Beach, Phuket) and Fast and Furious 9 (Krabi).
Several European versions of the TV franchises Temptation Island and Survivor have also been produced on location in Thailand.
Thailand has several historical parks, many of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, with ancient ruins linked to the kingdom’s colourful history dating back hundreds of years.
The historic city of Ayutthaya was founded c. 1350 and served as the second Siamese capital (after Sukhothai) before being destroyed by the Burmese in the 18th century. Today, Ayutthaya Historical Park houses the ruins of the temples and palaces that are left of this once thriving city. Several Ayutthaya historic temples appear in Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation movies.
Sukhothai was a capital of the Sukhothai kingdom in the 13th and 14th centuries, and is often considered the birthplace of Thai culture and civilisation. Sukhothai Historical Park consists of the remains of over 190 historical ruins including Wat Mahathat, one of the oldest and most significant temples in the country. Sukhothai appears as one of the locations in Mortal Kombat.
Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park houses the ruins of chedis and ancient buddha statues dating back to the Sukhothai Kingdom in the 13th to 15th centuries, while Phimai Historical Park, often referred to as a miniature Angkor Wat, contains examples of classical Khmer architecture.
At the crossroads of traditional Asia and the Western world, the capital Bangkok is an exciting and vibrant city of 15 million people. From skyscrapers and swanky rooftop bars to traditional buddhist temples, the city is simply a fascinating mixture of culturally and historically significant sites mixed with modern architecture and nightlife.
The bustling Chinatown, one of the biggest Chinatowns in the world, runs alongside the Chao Phraya river, on the banks of which you will find one of Bangkok’s most famous temples, Wat Arun (“Temple of Dawn”). Then there’s the perennial backpacker favourite Khao San Road, while the commercial district of Silom is all about business in the front, party in the back.
Thailand’s second city, also known as the “rose of the North”, Chiang Mai presents a mixture of traditional Lanna style architecture and urban city living. The quaint Old City with its historic temples is a firm tourist favourite while the city itself is surrounded by misty mountains and tropical jungle dotted with hill tribe villages.
Jungle and mountains
Over 30% of Thailand is covered with tropical evergreen and monsoonal forest which contains amazing natural biodiversity.
Khao Sok National Park in Surat Thani province provides 739 km² of dense virgin jungle and mountains, and is home to numerous wildlife species such as hornbills, gibbons, water monitors, king cobras and even tigers.
Doi Inthanon National Park, located in Chiang Mai province, is home to Thailand’s highest mountain, Doi Inthanon, which peaks at 2,564 metres above sea level. The mountainous terrain is covered with lush tropical forest dotted with scenic waterfalls and hilltops reaching up to the clouds.
The Hills of Khao Yai are covered with over 2000 km of thick tropical jungle, interspersed with many superb waterfalls, including Haew Suwat, the one that Leonardo DiCaprio jumped off in the movie The Beach.
Rivers and lakes
The Mae Klong river in western Thailand begins where two rivers Kwai Noi and Kwai Yai merge in Kanchanaburi. The infamous Death Railway crossed the Mae Klong in Kanchanaburi, and the bridge built by allied POWs, which was depicted in the Oscar winning The Bridge On The River Kwai was restored after the war and remains a popular tourist attraction today.
Thailand’s largest natural lake Bueng Boraphet is a wildlife haven covering an area over 200 km2 in Nakhon Sawan wetlands. Wooden longtail boats sail along the shore among floating lotuses and lilies which provide ample sustenance for many species of birds including the pheasant-tailed jacana, cotton pigmy goose and glossy ibis.
Khao Sok Lake is a stunning natural reservoir and a jewel in the crown of Khao Sok National Park, situated in Surat Thani province, south of Thailand. Covering an area of 739 km2, the emerald green waters are surrounded by hundreds of tiny islands made of limestone mountains and virgin tropical jungle. A hidden paradise off the beaten path!