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Top 10 filming locations for the James Bond series worth visiting

Many places around the world have become famous because of the shots of famous movies. Visitors rush to visit them to see the places where famous actors lived moments of action and love. James Bond series with shots in Venice, Bahamas, Cairo, Tokyo and other places have highlighted many points that we have in mind and want to visit.

  1. Venice, Italy
    Venice was chosen many times as a filming site for the James Bond series. The first movie that was filmed in Venice was “From Russia with Love” in 1963. After that, following the 1979’s Moonraker. Much of the film was shot in Venice. “Casino Royale” was also filmed in Venice.
  2. Bahamas
    It is a scenery where have been filmed in four of the 25 movies in the James Bond series. This chain of islands hosted scenes from Thunderball, The Spy Who Loved Me, Never Say Never Again and Casino Royale. Central Nassau was mainly featured in the above films.
  3. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    A scenery in Rio de Janeiro at 1979’s Moonraker it seems that impressed the fans of the James Bond series more than the movie itself. The film includes scenes from Brazil’s annual Carnival festival and shots of Sugarloaf Mountain.
  4. Cairo, Egypt
    When James Bond first appeared on the big screen was for the movie Diamonds Are Forever with shots in Cairo. However, this destination showed up again in later films including The Spy Who Loved Me in 1977.
  5. Thailand
    Khao Phing Kan and nearby Ko Ta Pu in Phang Nga Bay northeast of Phuket after starring in 1974’s The Man with the Golden Gun got a new name. Thailand is a stunning James Bond filming location that it’s home to an island named after the secret agent.
  6. Hong Kong
    Hong Kong first appeared in the James Bond series in You Only Live Twice in 1967. However, seven years later also showed up in The Man with the Golden Gun. Of course, the fans of the latter film can still visit the famous Peninsula Hong Kong Hotel in Kowloon. Unfortunately, the Bottoms Up Club is closed down. After all the above, Hong Kong showed up again in 2002’s Die Another Day, the final film to star Pierce Brosnan.
  7. Tokyo, Japan
    The name of James Bond is connected with Asia and the Japanese metropolis of Tokyo. The first film with scenes of Tokyo was the You Only Live Twice (1967). Tokyo was also part of the Diamonds Are Forever film. In this film, the legendary actor Sean Connery made one of his last appearances as Agent 007. Japan’s Hashima Island can also be seen in 2012’s Skyfall.
  8. London, UK
    There are a lot of London sites where Bond’s fans can feel like cinema stars. From the SIS Building (MI6 headquarters) to the River Thames, there are a lot of scenes to bring to memory. For example, visitors can go to Westminster Bridge to remember scenes of 2015’s Spectre or drive up to the Somerset House in an Aston Martin the same way Bond does in 1997’s Tomorrow Never Dies.
  9. Jamaica
    Jamaica is the only place to be featured in the very first and, up until now, last James Bond films. Furthermore, author and creator Ian Fleming owned an estate here. The capital city of Kingston, the gorgeous Dunn’s River Falls and the fictional island of Crab Key were part of 1962’s Dr. No. Some shots were taken in Port Antonio for 2021’s No Time to Die. Also, the 1973 classic Live and Let Die used Jamaica’s Green Grotto Caves as Doctor Kananga’s underground base.
  10. South Florida, US
    Directors showed a great interest for South Florida. Miami made the most recent appearance in Casino Royale in a scene in which Bond is in a taxi following Alex Dimitrios. The Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach was featured in 1964’s Goldfinger and the series returned to the Magic City a year later for 1965’s Thunderball. In 1995, Pierce Brosnan’s Bond shot scenes for GoldenEye in the Florida Keys.

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