Twenty Real-Life Destinations Based on Fictional Places.

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23 Mar 2023

Novels and films transport you to a whimsical fictional realm. We wager there have been instances when you desired to flee to landscapes from your beloved movies or books – from the enchanted school of Hogwarts and charming village of Hogsmeade to the idyllic Shire; and from the mystical Pandora to the enigmatic Arkham. If you’ve fantasized about their actual existence, we’ve got favorable news for you!

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Scroll down to view a compilation of 20 destinations (among numerous others), from the realm of fantasy that you assumed were mere figments of imagination, when in actuality, they are real. While some of these have been preserved as they are, others have been digitally fabricated in the surroundings of the referred locations.

The Paradise Falls from the movie U and Angel Falls in Venezuela on which it is basedThe Kingdom of Arendelle from the movie Frozen and Nærøyfjord in Norway on which it is basedElsa’s Palace vs Hotel de Glace in Canada

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The Pride Rock from the movie Lion King and Serengeti Park in Tanzania on which it is based

1. Elsa’s Frost Palace from Frozen VS Hotel de Glace in Canada

2. Kingdom of Arendelle from Frozen VS Nærøyfjord in Norway

First year Hogwarts students being ferried to the castle

3. Paradise Descends from Up VS Angel Descends in Venezuela

4. Dignity Stone from Lion King VS Dignity Stone in Serengeti National Park in Tanzania

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Organizing your vacation but perplexed about where to go? These expedition tales assist you in discovering your finest journey ever!

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The Alnwick Castle that was used in first two Harry Potter movies as Hogwarts Castle

The Great Dining Hall at Hogwarts and the great hall from Christ Church in Oxford where it was shotThe track used for all shots of Hogwarts Express

5. Superb Dark Lake VS Loch Shiel at Lochaber in Scotland

6. Hogwarts Castle in Sorcerer’s Stone VS Alnwick Castle in Northumberland

A poster of the Lord Of The Rings Trilogy

7. Hogwarts Express VS Glenfinnan Viaduct at Lochaber in Scotland

8. Magnificent Hall VS Dining Hall of Christ Church at Oxford University

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Mordor and the Tongariro National Park on which it is based

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A shot from the Hobbit trilogy of the Shire and the Matamata where Hobbiton set was made

9. Mordor – Dark Volcanic Plain occupied by Sauron VS Tongariro National Park in New Zealand

A shot of Rivendell and the Kaitoke Park used as background setting for the film shots

10. Hobbiton – the Shire Village VS Matamata in New Zealand

11. Rivendell – the Elven Capital VS Kaitoke Regional Park in New Zealand

Alright! It doesn’t appear the same. Apologies to inform you, but Rivendell was digitally constructed within the surroundings of Kaitoke Regional Park. Or at least the majority of it was. Nevertheless, you can still experience the atmosphere of the Elven Capital in the regional park of New Zealand.

The Castle Ward that was one of the castles used to depict Winterfell in GOTThe banners of various houses in Game Of Thrones

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Azure Window on Gozo Islands that were used to depict Pentos in GOT

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12. Winterfell VS Castle Ward in Northern Ireland

Diverse paths, ultimately, lead to the identical fortress. This particular one. Winterfell has been represented by different fortresses from the United Kingdom – Doune Castle in Scotland, Castle Ward in Northern Ireland, and Audley’s Castle & Woods in Northern Ireland.

The Canyon City from Indiana Jones and the Al Khazneh treasury in PetraThe Arkham Asylum from Batman and the Danvers State Hospital on which it is basedHallelujah Mountains and Wulingyuan Mountains in China that have been given the same name because of the striking similarity

13. Pentos VS Azure Window in Malta

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14. Hallelujah Mountain from Avatar VS Wulingyuan Mountains in Hunan region of China

The Flintstones House from the animated series and the one built by Dick Clark in Malibu

15. Arkham Asylum from DC’s Batman VS Danvers State Hospital in Massachusetts

16. Canyon City from Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade VS Al Khazneh at Petra in Jordan

The Isla De Muerta from Pirates of the Caribbean and the Haiti islands that appear similar

17. Flintstones House at Bedrock from the Hanna Barbera’s animated series VS Stone House constructed by Dick Clark in Malibu

Tatooine planet from Star Wars Saga and the imitation hotel at Matmata in Tunisia

18. Isla De Muerta from Pirates of the Caribbean VS Haiti

19. Tatooine – Luke and Anakin Skywalker desolate planet from Star Wars COMPARED TO Matmata in Tunisia

TARDIS from Doctor Who and the real mobile police box at Earls Court Station

20. TARDIS time machine from BBC’s Doctor Who COMPARED TO the mobile Police Box in Earls Court Station in UK

Interesting Fact: The Mobile Police Box at Earls Court Station is one of the very few, perhaps the only, existing mobile police box in the UK

These imaginary locations that you can explore in reality are certain to compensate for a holiday filled with imagination. Let us know your selection from the variety.

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