You can follow the steps of Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson in Kong: Skull Island movie in your Vietnam trekking. But be honest, it is not only the “Skull Island”, it is also mostly Vietnam you can see in your hiking trails.

Let’s go through the main filming locations include: Ha Long Bay, Quang Binh, Trang An – Tam Coc and some more rivers and mountains in the northern of Ninh Binh province to find out the reasons make they the perfect setting for a Holywood blockbuster.

Halong Bay – a dreamy destination

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There are thousands of limestone islands rise from the shallows of the Gulf of Tonkin here waiting for you in your Vietnam hiking tours.

Ha Long Bay has been ranked high internationally more than one time. Lonely Planet – a popular travel guide has included Halong Bay on the list of the “best places to explore in 2017”. It is also listed in the “UNESCO World Heritage site”. So that there is no one site can be more idealistic to visit in your Vietnam trekking. This site is located in Quang Ninh province, promises to wow every audience that appreciates the emerald sea, natural beaches,  uninhabited islands, enigmatic caves, … Nature in the majestic Halong Bay is out of anyone’s imagination. And the “Bay of the Descending Dragon” is one fairy and supernatural example. We cannot find anywhere more ideal for a giant gorilla to hide than this site which is dotted with over 1600 islands.

Come to this site when hiking in Vietnam you not only can explore the majestic nature but also can enjoy the comprehensive experience: trying tai chi, staying on a junk-style boat for 1-2 nights, kayaking, swimming, cooking classes and fresh seafood, fishing, and gourmet cuisine… As the comprehensive experience of Halong bay, it becomes the most attractive place to come for couples on their honeymoon, wedding anniversaries, family gatherings. You can easily understand the hallucinatory effect of these strange shapes if you sail into Halong Bay.

Ninh Binh – a peaceful land

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It takes you just 2 hours to go to Ninh Binh from Hanoi. Head to the south and you can explore one more dramatically beautiful landscape as Halong Bay.

Come to Ninh Binh province when hiking in Vietnam, you can visit many picturesque sceneries, from striking limestone outcrops and lush green paddy fields, to empty protected national parks, phenomenal caves, long twisting rivers, imperial historical sites. The selected background includes a 2 hectares valley belonging Van Long nature reserve and Trang A landscape. There are numerous natural mysterious fanciful caves offering the impeccable zone to film the Kong: Skull island movie. A trip goes through the tranquil river, the caves and the layer-cake mountains silhouetted beside a peachy sky with sleepy buffalo on the banks, seems so fancy.

Van Long is much less touristy than Tam Coc and Trang An. Visiting here while trekking Vietnam, you are able to go through the freshwater wetland into the limestone on a traditional wooden boat. There are many chances for you to watch the wild animals here. Van Long Nature Reserve also includes Delacour’s langur with the world’s largest remaining wild population. When the water is clear and the water surface is calm, you can see everything under your boat.

Quang Binh – a kingdom of caves

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This place is not only famous for its magnificent cave systems and majestic limestone mountains but also a place full of history during the fierce and long war through decades. It must be the best trekking ever you shouldn’t forget to explore when you have a chance to come to Vietnam.

Go farther into the heart of Quang Binh province to explore Phong Nha – Ke Bang National park which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the ideal plans on your Vietnam trekking. You can boast some of the longest dry cavern systems and underground rivers, especially Son Doong Cave – the largest cave on this planet. This landscape is impressing not only with the incredible size but also the ancient stalactites and stalagmites of various sizes, shapes, and colors.

You should not miss the chance to try kayaking, trekking, and swimming when you come to this site for your Vietnam tours. If you travel to this place in March, April or May, you also have chance to watch a multitude of beautiful butterflies

There is no doubt that this area is particularly effective as a film set because of its dramatic scenery. The grottoes and the caves are really fit for the King Kong towering and the superlative size King Kong could hide.
This site becomes more and more popular nowadays. If you love trekking, you should book a tour right now.