Kong: Skull Island studio in Ninh Binh to openThursday, April 20,2017
The studio where film Kong: Skull Island was shot in the northern province of Ninh Binh is being restored and will open to tourists on April 15.
Restoration work has been underway for more than 20 days and two out of three tasks have been completed, said a representative from the Trang An Landscape Management Board.
The restored area is part of the tribal village depicted in the movie, with dozen of rattan tents being set up with decorative items.
Models of a ship and airplane resembling those used in Kong: Skull Island will also be exhibited at the site, where parts of the movie were filmed and therefore named "Skull island." The "island" lies within the Trang An Landscape Complex.
According to the Trang An Landscape Management Board, since the American studio was not charged for filming here, the local authority was permitted to restore and turn the site into a tourism spot a certain period of time after the film’s release.
The island opens to tourists on April 15, coinciding with the Trang An Festival. The studio is part of the Trang An Landscape Complex, and entry is therefore free, according to the board.
Kong: Skull Island was shot in the central province of Quang Binh and the northern provinces of Quang Ninh and Ninh Binh in February 2016, and was released internationally in March this year.
Its director and screenwriter, Jordan Charles Vogt-Roberts, was named Vietnam’s tourism ambassador on March 14.