The Beach with Leonardo DiCaprio. Movie Locations In Thailand.
“Richard takes a trip to Thailand where he meets a strange man. The man gives him a map of the mysterious island where Paradise on Earth is rumored to be located. Richard longs to find the mythical piece of land, and a French couple agrees to accompany him on his journey to the Paradise Island.”
The adventure drama film “The Beach” is based on Alex Garland’s debut novel. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a young and adventurous backpacker who can’t resist the temptation to explore unknown lands. In 2016 Leonardo DiCaprio finally got Oscar, he is really the best actor, certainly worthy of it.
Though the action of the novel takes place on the island of Koh Tao, not far from the islands of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan, the film producers insisted on shooting “The Beach” at Phi Phi Leh. Now the island is considered one of the main tourist attractions. Thousands of people from all over the globe flock to Phi Phi Leh in order to see the famous Maya Bay or take a walk through the jungle to the place where the Utopia seekers dwelled.
Phi Phi Leh is protected under National Park status. The area lacks overnight accommodations, so the only way for visitors to spend the night on the island is camping at the beach.