Go See Halong Bay and Ninh Binh, Go See Kong

“It became my mission to put this country on screen and to let the world know how spectacular it is”, Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts said.


Kong: Skull Island was released worldwide in 2D, 3D in select theatres, and IMAX beginning March 10. It has been receiving many positive comments from many moviegoers all over the world.

If you’re not familiar with Kong: Skull Island, the film takes place in 1973 in the midst of the Vietnam War, and features a disparate group of people exploring Skull Island—from Samuel L. Jackson’s military commander to Brie Larson’s photojournalist. The film also stars Tom Hiddleston, John Goodman, John C. Reilly, Jason Mitchell, Toby Kebbell, Tian Jing, Corey Hawkins, John Ortiz, Thomas Mann, Shea Whigham, and Eugene Cordero. 

Kong: Skull Island was mainly filmed in Vietnam; for more specific, in Quang Binh’s colossal caves and the tranquil town of Phong Nha, as well as the world-renowned Ha Long Bay and the northern province of Ninh Binh.  

Ha Long Bay

Designated a World Heritage site twice by UNESCO, Halong Bay’s spectacular scatter of islands, dotted with wind- and wave-eroded grottoes, is a vision of ethereal beauty and, unsurprisingly, northern Vietnam’s number one tourism hub. A full-day venture will give you just enough time to breathe in the mysticism of Ha Long, however an overnight stay or two is strongly advised to conduct a proper survey of the numerous coves, grottoes and caves nestled in the archipelago.  


Quang Binh

Speaking about Quang Binh, we have to mention about Hang Son Doong, the world’s largest cave system in volume. Interesting fact: Jordan Vogt-Roberts, the director of Kong: Skull Island returned in late December 2016 to revisit Son Doong.  

Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh is home to the popular Tam Coc, a flooded cave karst system that is part of the larger Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex. Ninh Binh, often known as “Ha Long among the rice paddies’ or “Ha Long in land” is where an ancient tribal inhabits as it is mentioned in the movie.