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Skull Island: Google Maps shows where King Kong lives

‘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. Thankfully, my travel companion Google Maps comes to help us, just for fun.

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

Google Maps shows the famous island in the South Pacific Ocean, almost on the Equator. To locate it, follow here. What’s even funnier is that people can write a review (yes, you read it right!). I mean, the fortunate ones who survived the visit. [Update — 2020 — I disabled the two text links on this paragraph because those pages no longer exist.]

Skull Island on Google Maps
Screenshot from Google Maps: The island appears near the Equator.
Google Mapas shows the island.
A little closer. This is my limit, no satellite view. I do not dare.

If you feel a bit of an explorer about Skull Island, visit this official page:



» I live in Germany, after several years in Portugal (Algarve).

» My first fiction books, for young adults, were published in the early 2000s in Portuguese. I also wrote books and guides about travel and technology. Screenplays are my greatest passion.

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