Lara Croft has been a point of reference for many travelers for her independent attitude and for her problem-solving skills during her adventures.
The shooting locations of Tomb Raider got stuck in our mind and we would all just love to pencil them in a potential travel itinerary. This is the reason why we have decided to put together the destinations where Angelina Jolie and the other actors have filmed Tomb Raider.
Lara Croft's home, where she trains in the very first movie scenes, is, actually, a London villa situated in North London, and called Hatfiel House.
You might have noticed that this is the same filming location already used for some scenes of Tim Burton's Batman.
Other London's location included in the movie are the Tower Bridge and the Leadenhall Market, where Lara, on her motorbike, drives among the cars, shortly after having discovered the mysterious clock, All-Seeing Eye.
The 2nd movie scene is filmed in Venice, with an overview of the city all the way to the Salute Basilica, one of Venice's most beautiful churches (you might also want to check out this article about where to eat and sleep low cost in Venice). However, the filming inside the church didn't take place in Venice but at the Old Royal Naval College, in Greenwich, London.
The central part of Tomb Raider takes place in the temple complex of Angkor Thom, in Siem Riep, Cambodia.
Lara meets a mysterious girl right in the Temple of Ta Prohm. In the movie, the temple of Angkor Wat, appears on the river bank while in real life it isn't quite like in the same location.
Cambodia is a fascinating country, rich in history and culture, with its roots way back in the centuries.
Just to arouse your curiosity, did you know that Cambodia is one of the countries included in the Banana Pancake Trail?
Are you wondering what the Banana Pancake Trail is? Learn more about it in this article ..... a potential destination for your next trip, who knows?