Kong: Skull Island is an American monster film directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts.

The film is recorded as another version of King Kong franchise in the Godzilla-Kong film series. The framework of the film revolve around a team of explorers and soldiers are brought together to endeavor deep into an untouched island in the Pacific. Approaching this mythical land, the team explored the realm of prehistoric monsters, as well as its legendary king: Kong.

The film production of Kong: Skull Island (or Titan) has chosen many of the distinctive places within 1 year since February 2015 for principal photography and finds Vietnam as one potential place to film. Kong: Skull Island has beautifully filmed in mid-northern portion of Vietnam with 3 main locations including Ninh Binh, Quang Ninh (Ha Long Bay) & of course one of the most unique place known as The Cave Kingdom – Quang Binh (Tu Lan Cave System).

Film Production

Mr. Jones from the Kong’s Destination Supervision has his first inspection for the Fairy Cave – the largest cave of Tu Lan Cave System in 2015 but decided not to choose the cave due to the rough terrain of the trekking route to approach the place. He then finds the surrounding caving area is a potential place to own the most epic scenes that could be used for this blockbuster Hollywood film.

Since Kong: Skull Island is considered as the most substantial film project ever decided to film in Vietnam, the filming locations expected to welcome a large group of production team. Quang Binh in particular, has the opportunity to support about 150 US crews included Hollywood movie stars & more than 100 local production assistants during the filming progress.

Oxalis Adventure Tours is proud to be associated with the Titan and support the important role Quang Binh province plays within the success of the film.

Filming Set & Locations

Quang Binh is well known as an exclusive land of adventures which includes the truly wildlife creatures of caves & underground rivers, with the limestone formations in cave systems hidden behind the thick scenery of jungles.

There are two main filming locations that the Kong production team chose to witness the film in Quang Binh: Yen Phu Lake & Tu Lan Cave System.

Yen Phu Lake is a tranquil lake resides in the middle of foggy countryside surrounding by majestic karst mountains of Yen Phu Village, Minh Hoa District, Quang Binh. The lake is the background for a scene in which a pilot is seriously wounded after his helicopter crash-lands onto the island.

The whole filming set in Yen Phu Lake was spread over about 500m2 including film sites, camp area of cook & catering team.

Another enchanting filming location of Quang Binh is Tu Lan Cave System area in Tan Hoa commune. The filming set was rotate around the dazzling slow-flowing Rao Nan River & the spectacularly green peanut field in front of Rat Cave – a cave belongs to Tu Lan Cave System.

Luckily, the production team chose the right period of time to film. Spring comes to Quang Binh brought up a more garish and lurid scenery than nature normally endorses. The river has the brighter jade color while witness the beauty of the sun slant through the peanut field, glowed gently across the mist create a blooming symphony of nature for the film.

The whole filming set in Tu Lan Cave System has total range of 600m2 including film site, parking & camping area.

Production Team

Kong’s production team is a professional combination of many departments in assistance to the filming progress in different destinations.

The production team consists of not only Hollywood team members of filming department, actors, food & catering, destination consultants but also Vietnamese assistance team for local support.

Society Supports & Connections

Kong’s production team is a professional combination of many departments in assistance to the filming progress in different destinations.

The production team consists of not only Hollywood team members of filming department, actors, food & catering, destination consultants but also Vietnamese assistance team for local support.

Oxalis’ Supports

Oxalis has the honor of being the committed supporter & local consultant during filming process of Titan in Quang Binh.

  • Joint meeting with Quang Binh’s government:

Titan required a strong commitment among government & production team and Oxalis is honored to assist the production team in arranging different governmental meetings (provincial, district, village) before the filming start.

  • Local properties’ rental consultant

Oxalis has organized meetings of negotiation between Titan & local farmers. The meeting is covered with the agreement of using locals’ properties for filming purposes.

  • Road construction’s legal assistances

Oxalis has taken care of dealing with government’s permission on road construction that Titan built in Tan Hoa.

  • Porters Team management

Oxalis provides a porter team of 15 people with one leader to assist Titan during filming progress.

  • Production team’s hotel reservations

Oxalis was responsible for the accommodation reservation for Titan in the period time of filming in Quang Binh.

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