Discover the filming locations of Danny Boyle’s ‘The Beach’ (2000) notoriously shot in Thailand. This trip will take you in the footsteps of Leonardo DiCaprio in Phi Phi Leh, Khao Yai National Park, Bangkok, Krabi, and Phuket.
1. The Beach
Hat Maya, Ko Phi Phi Leh, Thailand
Hat Maya is the main beach of Ko Phi Phi Leh (island). It is one of the most important The Beach filming locations since in the movie it represents the mysterious paradise beach at the center of the plot.
Haeo Suwat Falls, Khao Yai National Park, Thailand
At some point in the movie, Richard (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his companions jump from waterfalls. This scene was shot at the Haew Suwat Waterfall in Khao Yai National Park located north of Bangkok (about 3-hour drive).
Be careful if you try to recreate the movie experience to its most extreme sensations by jumping from the waterfalls… it’s a 25-meter plunge so consider yourself warned.
Khaosan Road, Bangkok, Thailand
Khaosan Road is a famous backpacker street located downtown Bangkok. It can be seen in the ‘The Beach’ when Richard (Leonardo DiCaprio) sets on a quest to find the legendary beach after receiving a map to the hidden island location.
4. Other Filming Locations
Krabi and Phuket (Thailand)