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Skull Island: Google Maps shows where King Kong lives

This is the English version of my blog GDAMAS (Portuguese language, online since 2010). I'm still working on it. English is not my native language. Please, feel free to correct me.

‘Kong: Skull Island’, the 2017 American monster film directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, is a reboot of the famous franchise and brings now the giant gorilla back to our attention.

But this island…

Are you curious to know where it is? Well, you and millions of people are. Google Maps, my great travel companion, thankfully comes to help us. Just for fun.

The map service has already made some fun by showing several famous fictional places. For example, locations linked to Batman, Harry Potter, Doctor Who and even Santa. Now King Kong joins the group—and here comes the Skull Island.

Google Maps shows the famous island exactly in the South Pacific Ocean, almost on the Equator. To locate it, follow here. What’s even funnier: People can write a review (yes, you read it right!) about the place. I mean, the very lucky ones who survived the visit. [Update – May 2020 – The two text links on this paragraph were disabled because those pages do not exist anymore.]

Skull Island on Google Maps
Screenshot from Google Maps: The island is placed near the Equator.
Google Mapas shows the island.
A little closer… (I did not zoom into the area anymore. I was afraid I’d suddenly find King Kong looking at me.)

Now, if you feel a bit of an explorer about the Skull Island, visit this page dedicated to the film:



I live in the Algarve (South of Portugal). My first fiction book, for young adults, was published in 2001 in Portuguese language — a time travel adventure that won thousands of readers. I also wrote some travel and tech books and manuals.
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