Based on the acclaimed novel by Yann Martel, the award-winning 2012 film “Life Of Pi” is an imaginative and visually stunning adventure story. Follow protagonist Pi Patel’s incredible journey on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger across the Pacific Ocean and see where it was filmed!


The majority of this amazing adventure was filmed in Taiwan. The ocean voyage scenes were filmed in the waters of the East China Sea off the coast of Kenting National Park in the Gongliao District of New Taipei City. Many interior and interior boat scenes were filmed on dry sets at Tattersall Creative Center in Dancun and at the Paradise of Palawan Beach resort.


The life of Pi Patel before his sea voyage was filmed in his hometown Pondicherry in South India. The extraordinary finale in which the raven flies into an stormy sky was filmed at Kamarajar Manal in Puducherry. The French Colony of Pondicherry and its surrounding environment provided the perfect backdrop for this movie.


Many of the conversations on the lifeboat were filmed in the Lake Ontario area of Canada. To recreate the ocean voyage scenes, the cast and crew used the massive a 100-foot tank at the Centreville Amusement Park on Toronto Island. The film’s post-production, including the special effects and 3D conversion, were completed at the Toronto-based facility, Pinewood Toronto Studios.

Notable Filming Locations

    • Kenting National Park, Taiwan
    • Tattersall Creative Center, Taiwan
    • Paradise of Palawan Beach, Taiwan
    • Kamarajar Manal, India
    • Lake Ontario, Canada
    • Centreville Amusement Park, Toronto

This multiple award-winning movie’s incredible cinematic journey was made possible by filming in these amazing locations. So grab some popcorn and let the breathtaking cinematography take you on a captivating and unforgettable adventure.

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