One of the Most Important Film Tourism Destinations: Jordan

Culture Tourism

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Translation by YAVAS, Gamze 


   Hello Sitorbis Readers,

   In this post, we hope to introduce you to a film tourism destination and to have a little Mars experience. Because the Wadi Rum region of Jordan fairly resembles another planet with its geographical conditions.

   Here we go!


(Jannes Glas, Flickr)

Financial incentives and magnificent scenery are the biggest factors for filmmakers to prefer Jordan. This place has hosted many blockbuster movies. One of them is Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker, still in vision. Besides, "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" was also shot in the famous Moon Valley.

It was the place where Peter O'Toole rode a horse in the movie named "Lawrence of Arabia" that was epic of 1962, with its red sands, striking rock structure, and amazing desert.

Jordanian officials tried to create the appropriate conditions in every movie from Matt Damon in "Martian" to Will Smith in Disney's "Aladdin."

(Lawrence Murray, Flickr)

Besides Hollywood classics such as "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade", many Arab and foreign movies were shot in here and in the ancient city of Petra.

The Iraq war movie "The Hurt Locker", which won an Oscar for branches of the best film and best director in 2010 and the thriller movie "Zero Dark Thirty" which is about CIA agents watched by Osama bin Laden, were also shot in Jordan.

It was also used as a shooting location for the new science fiction saga 'Dune', based on Frank Herbert's famous 1965 novel, directed by Denis Villeneuve and planned to be released in 2020.

Discover Jordan, one of the most important destinations of film tourism, and share your experiences with us!





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