Samsara - Beijing (1000 Hands Dance) Image credit: Samsara 2011

Samsara: Tells The Story Of Our World

Samsara is a documentary film from 2011, directed by Ron Fricke. Samsara was filmed over 5 years in 25 countries and nearly a hundred locations around the world. It was shot in 70 mm format and output to digital format.
It tells the story of our World with extremely beautiful scenes and are know for it’s cinematography.

If you never have seen Samsara I will recommend that you check out the trailer below.

You may have wondered where all these beautiful scenes where recorded. Here are listed all the locations and landmarks with pictures of some of the locations and behind the scenes pictures from the film.

See the full list of all the locations in the bottom of this page/article.

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Samsara 2011 Trailer HD

Samsara Where Was It Filmed

Sossusvlei, Namibia (Naukluft National Park)

Namibian Dead Trees
Namibian Dead Trees Image credit: Eric Montfort
Sossusvlei Namib Desert
Sossusvlei Namib Desert Image credit: Aftab Uzzaman

Read more Dead Vlei Sossusvlei in Naukluft Park, Namibia

Chateau de Versailles, France

Château de Versailles in France
Château de Versailles in France Image credit: luke chan
Samsara Behind Scene Chateau de Versailles France
Samsara Behind Scene Chateau de Versailles France Image credit: barakasamsara.com

Mont Blanc, France

Massif du Mont Blanc II
Massif du Mont Blanc II Image credit: Tom Fahy

Petra, Jordan

The Treasury at Petra in Jordan
The Treasury at Petra in Jordan Image credit: Jim
Samsara Behind Scene Petra, Jordan
Samsara Behind Scene Petra, Jordan Image credit: Spiritofbaraka.com

Palm Island Development, Dubai

Palm Island, Dubai UAE
Palm Island, Dubai UAE Image credit: Global Spook

Mt. Nemrut National Park, Adiyaman, Turkey

Nemrut Turkey
Nemrut Mountain Of The God’s Turkey Image credit: Zeynep
Samsara Behind Scene Mt. Nemrut National Park, Adiyaman, Turkey
Samsara Behind Scene Mt. Nemrut National Park, Adiyaman, Turkey Image credit: Spiritofbaraka.com

Mingun Temple, Myanmar

Mingun Temple Myanmar
Mingun Temple Myanmar Image credit: Franc Pallarès López

Epupa Falls, Namibia

Epupa Falls, Namibia
Epupa Falls, Namibia Image credit: yimix

Bagan, Myanmar

Shwezigon Pagoda Bagan in Myanmar
Shwezigon Pagoda Bagan in Myanmar Image credit: Stefan Munder
Bagan Templates Myanmar
Bagan Templates Myanmar Image credit: Roger Price

Read more Temples in Bagan: Largest and densest concentration

Popa Taungkalat Monastery, Myanmar

Popa Taungkalat Monastery, Myanmar
Popa Taungkalat Monastery, Myanmar Image credit: Shaun Dunphy

Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Image credit: Steve Dunleavy

Kawah Ijen Sulfur Mine, Java

Kawah Ijen Sulfur Mine Java
Kawah Ijen Sulfur Mine Java Image credit: Magda & Maciej

Burj Khalifa Tower, DUBAI

Dubai Skyline
Dubai Skyline Image credit: OliSal
Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE
Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE

Basilica di San Pietro, The Vatican

Basilica di San Pietro, The Vatican
Basilica di San Pietro, The Vatican Image credit: luke chan

Al Masjid Al Haram, Mecca, SAUDI ARABIA

Al-Haram Mosque , Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Al-Haram Mosque , Mecca, Saudi Arabia Image credit: hossam

Great Mosque of Djenne, Mali

Largest mud building in the world. Great Mosque of Djenne, Mali
Largest mud building in the world. Great Mosque of Djenne, Mali Image credit: Romel Jacinto

Great Pyramids of Giza

Giza Pyramids (Egypt)
Giza Pyramids (Egypt) Image credit: Umberto De Peppo Cocco

California, Mono Lake, United States

Mono Lake, California, United States
Mono Lake, California, United States Image credit: Sanjay

Mosque of Sultan Ahmet, Istanbul

Blue Mosque, Istanbul Turkey
Blue Mosque, Istanbul Turkey Image credit: Henrik Berger Jørgensen

Cappadocia, Nevsehir Province, Turkey

Goreme, Nevsehir ,Cappadocia, Turkey
Goreme, Nevsehir ,Cappadocia, Turkey Image credit: Nick Wadge

Read more: Cappadocia Underground Cities

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Milano

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Milano Italy
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Milano Italy Image credit: Roberto Taddeo

Samsara is one of my favorite documentary. Write your own opinion at the bottom of this page!.

Samsara location List

Angola
Epupa Falls

Brazil
SE Metro Station, Sao Paulo
Favela Paraisopolis, Sao Paulo
Divino Salvador Church, Sao Paulo

China
Changchun City, Jilin Province
Zhengzhou City, Henan Province
Shanghai
Zhangzou City, Fujian Province
Beijing

Denmark
Moesgard Museum
Silkeborg Museum
Mariesminde Poultry Farm
Bogely Svineproduktion

Egypt
Great Pyramids of Giza
City of the Dead
Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

Ethiopia
Omo Valley
Ethiopian Rift Valley

France
Cathedral de Notre Dame de Paris
Chateau de Versailles
Mont Saint Michel
Paris Metro
Mont Blanc
La Sainte Chapelle
Cathedral de Notre Dame de Reims
Aiguille du Midi

Ghana
Street Scenes, Accra and Osu
“Sodom & Gomorrah” Accra
Kanikwei Coffin Shop, Accra

Hong Kong
Lan Kwai Fong Hotel

India
Thiksey Monastery, Leh, Ladakh

Indonesia
Tri Pusaka Sakti Art Foundation
Kawah Ijen Sulfur Mine

Israel
Church of the Redeemer, Jerusalem
Wailing Wall, Jersualem
Nablus Checkpoint, West Bank
Bethlehem

Italy
Basilica di San Pietro, The Vatican
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Milano
Teatro La Scala, Palermo

Japan
Osaka University
Atri, Kyoto
Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto
Toshimaen Hydropolis, Tokyo
Yoyogi Park, Tokyo
Lotte Kasai Golf, Chiba
Shokai Doll Factory

Jordan
Petra

Mali
Great Mosque of Djenne
Dogon Village
Bandiagara Escarpment
Terelli cliff dwellings

Myanmar
Bagan, Mandalay
Mingun Temple
Pop Taungkalat Monastery

Namibia
Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft Natl Park
Kolmanslp, Luderitz
Himba Village, Kunene
The Skeleton Coast

Philippines
Cebu Province Rehabilitation Center
Manila street scenes
Arms Corporation of the Philippines
Payatas
Trash Dump, Quezon City

Saudi Arabia
Al-Masjid Al-Haram, Mecca

South Korea
DMZ, Panmunjom
Hyundai-Glovis Shipyards, Seoul

Thailand
Cascade Bar, Bangkok
Siriraj Medical Museum, Bangkok

Turkey
Cappadocia, Nevsehir Province
Mt. Nemrut National Park, Adiyaman
Mosque of Sultan Ahmet, Istanbul

United Arab Emirates
Dubai Mall
Burj Khalifa Tower
Ski Dubai
Burj Al Arab Hotel
Palm Island Development

Arizona, United States
Betatakin Navajo National Monument
Antelope
Canyon
Secret Canyon
Hunt Mesa

California, United States
Sun Valley
Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, Bishop
Mono Lake
Yosemite National Park
Burger King, Longbeach
Electronic Recyclers, Fresno
Costco, Van Nuys
Johann Dairy, Fresno
Nikken Corporation, Irvine
YMCA, Los Angeles
Los Angeles National Cemetery

Hawaii, United States
Kilauea Volcano

Louisiana, United States
Ninth Ward, New Orleans

Utah, United States
Arches National Park
Canyonlands National Park

Wyoming, United States
Yellowstone National Park


The official site – Filming Locations:http://barakasamsara.com/samsara/locations
IMDB: Samsara 2011 Samsara (2011) on IMDb

2 thoughts on “Samsara: Tells The Story Of Our World

  1. Hi,
    I’m interested in licensing some of your photos. The night shot of dubai is of particular interest. Please check out my website and let me know if you are interested in working together.
    Robert

    1. Hi Robert,

      Image credit should be listed below most of the images. You can contact the owners from these credit links. Thank you.

      BR, Steffan

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