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Thailand in Pop Culture

Before the words “soft power” entered the Thai zeitgeist, you may not have been aware that Thailand received plenty of love in the world of pop culture, globally. Here are a few of the most memorable ones from films, video games, music videos and more.

Filming Locations

Thailand has been a location for many Hollywood films as early as the 1920s and the list is so long that it can warrant a book on this subject alone.

1. 1974’s The Man With The Golden Gun was filmed in Bangkok and Phang Nga bay and immortalise Ko Tapu (Nail Island), which is also nicknamed “James Bond Island”.

2. Fast forward to The Beach in 2000, starring babyface Leonardo DiCaprio, which is a testament that Thailand is abundantly blessed with natural beauty despite the controversy that the production crew altered the beach of Ko Phi Phi Leh.

3. The Hangover Part II is the best…

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