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Hengdian Town

Add:Dongyang County, Jinhua, Zhejiang Province

2014-10-29

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Hengdian Town may be the ideal place for movies buffs to chase their idols as a series of films and shows are shot every day at Hengdian World Studio.

It may also be the only town in the world where almost every resident can boast of appearing in a movie or TV show — they are often hired to be extras. Strolling the streets is also fun as there’s always a chance you may bump into movie stars like Jackie Chan, Zhang Ziyi or Jet Li.

The town comprises replicas of famous buildings and scenic spots and 13 other shooting bases covering different dynasties. Two of the most renowned replica buildings is the Imperial Palace of the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC) and the Forbidden City, which are used frequently in filming.

Hengdian also built streets to resemble those in Hong Kong so film crews don’t need to travel as much to film a movie.

How to get there: 

Shanghai-Kunming Expressway — Hangzhou-Jinhua-Quzhou Expressway — Hengdian

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