Film Locations in Southeast Asia Part 5

In this, the fifth part in our series of film locations, we

We also have films starring Sean Connery, Nicholas Cage and Sylvester Stallone.

See Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 by following the links

The Hangover Part II (2011)

The sequel to the incredibly successful original film that was set in Los Angeles moves the cast to Thailand, mainly Bangkok. The film follows Phil, Stu, Alan, and Doug as they arrive in Thailand for Stu’s wedding.

Much of the film was shot in a studio in North America but exterior shots were shot throughout Bangkok by mainly in Chinatown, including much of the title sequence.

The scene where we see an elephant walking down the street took place on Soi Phiphaksa 1 and The White Lion Bar was actually Boo Sar Bar on Soi Sukhumvit 7/1 Alley.

The Ladyboy bar, Siam Sam’s was actually shot using two bars on Soi Cowboy. The Cactus Bar was used for exterior shots and Tilac Gogo Bar was used for some interior shots, although much of these scenes were shot in the studio.

Possibly the most famous location used in Bangkok was the Sky Bar at the Lubua at the State Tower. The bar is still open and many fans of the film still visit. ust make sure that you are prepared for the high prices and strict dress code in the bar. You can even drink a Hangovertini.

Sky Bar at Lebua at State Tower, Bangkok. Credit Chee Hong on flickr

Song Wat Road is the location for where they steal the monkey and Rama III was the location for the tuk-tuk ride. They then speed down the Chao Phraya River in a speedboat.

We next see the cast for the wedding scenes which took place in Krabi Province.

The wedding venue is actually shot at two luxury resorts in Krabi. Much of the hotel establishing scenes and interiors are at the Phulay Bay, a Ritz Carlton Reserve while the Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort, now the Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort was used for lobby scenes.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

Shia LaBeouf starred in this Transformers sequel which spent one whole day filming at Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

Lost in Thailand (2012)

This Chinese comedy film is about 3 Chinese men travelling through Thailand – a tourist exploring the country and 2 scientists searching for their boss.

The film was the highest grossing film of 2012 in China grossing more than US$200 million which made it the highest grossing film of all time when it was released.

Much of the filming took place in Chiang Mai with Wat Chiang Man, Thapae Gate and Wat Buppharam all featuring.

Some scenes were also shot in Bangkok.

The film is credited with increasing tourism from China to Thailand with numbers of visitors more than 60% more in 2012 and 2013 than prior to the films release.

Main photo credit Vaenka Photography on flickr

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