For fans of the television programme ‘Chernobyl’, you don’t need to take a chance on experiencing radiation yourself by visiting the actual site of the disaster. Instead, you can visit Vilnius and take in the various different Chernobyl filming locations which can be found here.
One of the most popular Lithuanian tours right now, this experience is interesting on so many levels.
Fro ma production focused viewpoint, it’s fascinating to step inside Ignalina nuclear power plant and imagine what it would’ve been like for the cast and crew. From a historical point of view, it’s just as interesting, as your mind can’t help being drawn to thoughts of what actually happened on that fateful day in 1986.
To answer the question – ‘Where was Chernobyl filmed?’ – it’s important to know that the culture and society of Lithuania was once very much like that in Chernobyl, and so it’s no surprise that this Baltic state came up with the goods in terms of production locations and settings.
The Ignalina nuclear power is strikingly similar to Chernobyl, which is something that the production team were keen to ensure, so as to increase the authenticity and ‘real’ feeling of the whole series.
Visitors to the filming locations for ‘Chernobyl’ would be forgiven for thinking they’re actually in Chernobyl, especially when taking part in a nuclear power plant tour. It’s like being transported to the place where it all went wrong. Don’t worry though, the lessons learned from back then have made nuclear power one of the safest industries in the world, so you can rest assured that your experience won’t end up being ‘too’ real for you to handle.
In terms of the Lithuanian tours offered by Travel Addicts, this has to be up there with the most immersive and the most interesting.
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