|Art inspires life: A scene in Kong: Skull Island film. The studio where the film was shot in Ninh Bình Province is being restored and will open to tourists this Saturday, April 15. — Photo baotintuc.vn|Viet Nam News
NINH BÌNH — The studio where film Kong: Skull Island was shot in Ninh Bình Province is being restored and will open to tourists this Saturday, April 15.
Restoration work has been underway for more than 20 days and two out of three tasks have been completed, a representative from the Tràng An Landscape Management Board told Việt Nam News.
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 Tràng An Landscape Complex.
According to the Tràng 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 Saturday, coinciding with the Tràng An Festival. The studio is part of the Tràng An Landscape Complex, and entry is therefore free, according to the board.
Kong: Skull Island was shot in the central province of Quảng Bình and the northern provinces of Quảng Ninh and Ninh Bình in February 2016, and was released internationally in March this year. Its director and screenwriter, Jordan Charles Vogt-Roberts, was named Việt Nam’s tourism ambassador on March 14. — VNS