Hengdian World Studios

The Imperial Qin Palace

The Imperial Qin Palace by kanegen. Sourced via Flickr under Creative Commons Attribution License.

Here is the "Chinese Hollywood" to trace the footprint of large shot, and also may encounter star. Emperor Qin Palace, Riverside, Guangzhou Road, a day between crossing the boundaries of time and space.

Hengdian World Studios (Chinese: 横店影视城) is the largest film studio in the world.[1] It is located in Hengdian, a town in the city of Dongyang in Zhejiang Province. The movie studio is operated by the privately-owned Hengdian Group founded by a farmer turned millionaire Xu Wenrong. Sometimes called "Chinawood", Xu turned acres of farmland in central Zhejiang into one of the largest movie studios in Asia. Construction began in the mid-1990s and has been ongoing ever since with the possible recent addition of the replica of the Old Summer Palace.[2]

The site contains the following movie sets:

Emperor Qin Palace

Buyi House, Ten Steps to a Court Gallery waist unadorned back the eaves teeth pecking hold terrain, intrigues. Want to go: 232 've been: 179

Dream Valley

Volcanic eruptions, virgin forest, ancient tribes, the world Vientiane fall asleep to.

Riverside

Carved beams boats, farewell Manwu, once stepped into the painting, as if the dreams of the millennium.

Hong Kong, Guangzhou Street Street

Humenxiaoyan flames reaching the sky, bustling bustling Huangpu River Beach. Marketplace, folk paintings, European architecture, to restore the nineteenth century ...

Ming and Qing palace

Here is another Forbidden City, Long Que phoenix canopies momentum, palace Probing, Xungu the visit today. Golden

The studio consists of 13 shooting bases with a total area of up to 330 ha. and building areas of 495,995 square meters.[3] In addition to its huge scale, the studio also has several records which includes:

Largest Indoor Buddha Figure in China.

Largest Scale Indoor Studio.

Most number of Films and Teleplay Shoots as of 2005.

One of the studio's largest buildings is the Imperial Palace Building built in the Early Chinese Dynasty style to mimic those in the Qin and Han period. That area is still frequently used to shoot movies based on these eras. The director Zhang Yimou used this building as the backdrop for the Emperor Qin's palace for his 2002 movie Hero.[4] A Hong Kong TVB drama serial titled A Step into the Past which tells the story of the First Qin Emperor also used the same building as the main backdrop. The studio was also used to film The Forbidden Kingdom, the first on-screen collaboration between actors Jackie Chan and Jet Li.[5]

The large number of movies being filmed at Hengdian has supported employment in surrounding villages by employing local villagers as 'extras' in these large movie sets.[6]

Today, Hengdian World Studios consists of a theme park and has attractions such as Guangzhou and Hong Kong Street areas, Emperor Qin Palace, Dazhi Temple and Palace of the Ming and Qing Dynasties.

Map showing location of Hengdian World Studios

Above: Location of Hengdian World Studios in Jinhua, Zhejiang, China