10 Movies That Will Inspire You to Travel to Thailand

Thailand has been a popular location for Hollywood filmmakers throughout the years, and “The Land of Smiles” has always been welcoming the film industry as a way to promote tourism in the country. Tourist arrivals in Thailand are expected to reach a record high in 2016, after nearly 30 million visitors in 2015 — many of them inspired by movies like The Beach. Here are 10 movies that will inspire you to travel to Thailand.

Jason Statham and Jessica Alba’s Mechanic: Resurrection in Thailand

When I watched the movie Mechanic: Resurrection I was happy to see that they have filmed a few scenes in Thailand. Like many others, I wanted to know where the gorgeous beach is located, so I did some research and found out that they have been filming around Phuket and Koh Yao Yai.

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Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) in a longtail boat on the way to a tropical island. I don’t think it’s a real bungalow resort; it was built just for the movie.