Ninh Binh is a popular tourism attraction of Vietnam famed for the magnificent landscape of natural heritage sites, limestone caves system with the emerald green rivers flowing among the mountains. There are three main filming locations that the Kong production team chose to shoot in Ninh Binh: Trang An, Tam Coc – Bich Dong and Van Long Lagoon.
The first shooting location is Trang An which located at 7 kilometers from Ninh Binh City and 96 kilometers from Hanoi. Trang An was listed as the world cultural heritage site by UNESCO with stunning and unspoiled natural scenery made up of beautiful greenish rivers winding in between the limestone mountains and hidden mystical caves. During the filming progress, about 20 of the bamboo cottages were built inside the filming site as a local Asian village that was under attack of Kong.
The filming set was spread about a 2 hectare broad valley inside Trang An named Nang Valley.
The second fascinating filming location of Ninh Binh is Tam Coc – Bich Dong, also known as the “Ha Long Bay on land”. Tam Coc – Bich Dong is a key tourist destination of the country become popular because of the limestone cave system and historic sites of Vietnam.
The last filming location of Kong: Skull Island is Van Long lagoon which known as the largest wetland nature reserve in the Northern Region of Vietnam. Van Long lagoon features the charming beauty of the delightful see-through blue water and home to marvelous limestone. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts has reportedly requested the site managers to put up a temporary embankment to hold water inside the Van Long Lagoon nearby to serve several scenes.