The beauty of Vietnam through a new movie "A tourist's guide to love"

Last updated - July 6, 2023
The beauty of Vietnam through a new movie

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About the movie " A tourist's guide to love"

After the pandemic, "A tourist's guide to love" became the first international film project to be shot in Vietnam predominantly.
The movie is a romantic comedy film and is directed by Steven K. Tsuchida and It stars Rachael Leigh Cook, Scott Ly, Missi Pyle, Ben Feldman, Nondumiso Tembe and Andrew Barth Feldman.

The movie is about Amada who is a travel executive, traveling to Vietnam after her broken heart to go undercover and learn about the tourist industry in Vietnam. As an arrangement, she met Sinh, a tour guide during her trip. Sinh introduced a real adventure world to her.They explored many beauty spots in Vietnam.

"A Tourist's Guide to Love" draws its inspiration from the real-life love story of the female screenwriter, Eirene Tran Donohue. She met her husband on Dinh Liet Street in Hanoi 22 years ago, and this experience served as the foundation for the movie's script.

This article will let the readers travel to Vietnam through the stunning places that were the filming locations. Get more information and plan your trip to Vietnam. And God knows, you may find “someone" during your trip.

Which Vietnam beauty spots were filmed in the “ A tourist's guide to love"?

Ho Chi Minh city - a bustling metropolis city.
Located in southern Vietnam. This city is also known as Saigon. As the biggest city and a cultural and commercial center, Ho Chi Minh boasts lively streets, towering skyscrapers, and a dynamic nightlife scene.
In "A Tourist's Guide to Love," the scenes shot in Ho Chi Minh City perfectly capture the city's lively atmosphere and dynamic ambiance. Amanda, the film's protagonist, ventures out to explore the bustling streets and markets, marvels at the stunning architecture, and fully immerses herself in the vibrant local culture.

Filmed in Ho Chi Minh city

For travelers, to explore this city, we recommend some best highlights such as: The Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, The War Remnants Museum, Saigon Central  Post Office, Jade Emperor pagoda, Saigon Opera House, Reunification Palace also known as Independence Palace, Ben Thanh market.
For those who are interested in war and history, Cu Chi tunnel is a great choice. Which is only 70 km away from the city.
For river landscape and local culture, Mekong Delta river is an unmissable destination during the trip.

Danang - a coastal city
Located in central Vietnam, Da Nang is a bustling coastal city that is widely recognized for its awe-inspiring beaches, rich history, and vibrant cultural scene. From the Marble Mountains to the ancient city of Hoi An, there are numerous landmarks and historic sites in Da Nang that provide insight into Vietnam's unique past.

Filmed in Danang beach

In "A Tourist's Guide to Love," viewers get a glimpse of the city's natural beauty and cultural significance through the eyes of the protagonist, Amanda. As she wanders around Da Nang, Amanda explores the city's captivating beaches, delves into its fascinating history, and immerses herself in its lively culture. The film's breathtaking scenes perfectly capture the essence of this dynamic city, making it a must-visit destination for any traveler looking to experience the best of Vietnam.

Hoi An ancient town and My Son Sanctuary
Central Vietnam boasts two remarkable ancient sites, Hoi An and My Son Sanctuary, that provide a fascinating insight into the country's rich history and culture. Hoi An, an exceptionally well-preserved ancient city, is renowned for its stunning architecture and cultural heritage. My Son -ruined temple, was once the hub of the Cham civilization.

Filmed in Hoi An ancient town

The scenes featured in "A Tourist's Guide to Love" were captured in Hoi An and My Son, capturing the essence of their ancient history and cultural significance. Amanda, the protagonist of the film, explores the awe-inspiring city of Hoi An, marvels at its breathtaking architecture, and immerses herself in its vibrant culture. In addition, she visits the ruins of My Son and gains insights into the Cham civilization that flourished there.

Hanoi - the capital city
In "A Tourist's Guide to Love," the footage shot in Hanoi skillfully captures the city's fascinating combination of ancient and contemporary elements. The protagonist - Amanda  ventured through the metropolis, she discovered its age-old temples, admired its breathtaking structures, and fully embraced its lively cultural scene.

Filmed in Hanoi

In Hanoi, there are many things to explore from the old quarter with amazing narrow alleys to the landmarks such as: The Temple of Literature,  Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum complex, Hanoi Opera House, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple, The Vietnam Museum of  Ethnology, Hoa Lo Prison,

Do not miss the specialties of Hanoi such as Bun Cha, Cha Ca, Pho Hanoi,  Bami pate, Banh Cuon, Bun Dau, etc.

Ha Giang - an amazing journey in the stunning mountains
A province located in the north of Vietnam, is frequently ignored by tourists, yet it stands out as an undiscovered treasure brimming with breathtaking scenery, a vibrant cultural legacy, and profound spiritual connotations. This region is renowned for its dynamic culture, diverse topography, and fusion of ethnicities, rendering it a prime location for adventurers, leisure-seekers, and filmers or photographers.

Filmed in Ha Giang

The breathtaking landscapes of Ha Giang in "A tourist's guide to love," are a tribute to the province's natural splendor and spiritual importance. Amanda embarked on a tour to Ha Giang and is left speechless by the majestic mountains, verdant forests, and crystal-clear rivers that adorn the province.

Besides mentioned places above, There is a list of top places to visit in Vietnam and what is the best time to visit Vietnam that could be useful information for your trip planning.

Where to watch the " A Tourist's guide to love"?

A Tourist's Guide to Love" on April 21. This captivating movie showcases breathtaking sceneries of Vietnam, making it an ideal choice for audiences seeking an immersive experience.

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