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Ninh Binh to Remove ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Film Set From Heritage Site

After Kong: Skull Island finished filming in 2016, the film set, which depicts the village of a fictional tribe, was reconstructed to cater to tourists.

Ninh Binh provincial authorities opened the reconstructed movie set in April 2017. The sites' main attractions are based on the movie, including many village tents, movie props, and local people dressed up as the fictional tribe and reenacting scenes from the film for tourists to take photos with. Entrance to the movie set was offered for free as part of the ticket package at the Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex.

Recently, following UNESCO’s suggestion, Ninh Binh authorities have decided to remove the reconstructed movie set, Tuoi Tre reports. The Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and, according to the UN culture body, since the replica movie set is located in the heart of the area, removal is necessary to avoid potential damage to the complex and misconceptions about the place in general.

Instead, the province has plans to construct an alternate replicate of an ancient Vietnamese village that will serve as an "outdoor museum,” a UNESCO official in Hanoi told the news source.

[Photo via Asian Way Travel]

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