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Where is The White Lotus season three set? Thailand filming locations revealed

Simon Calder’s Travel

Filming has officially begun on the highly anticipated third installment of The White Lotus, and this time the cast is checking in to Thailand.

Despite destination speculation fancying Japan, the Maldives and European ski-scapes, filming for season three has commenced in Thailand and will likely follow suit of the first two seasons by setting up in a Four Seasons Resort.

The show’s official Instagram account announced that production had started on Wednesday (14 February) with a post captioned: “Unforgettable experiences are in the making at #TheWhiteLotus. We are eager to welcome new guests to our resort in Thailand.”

The Emmy-winning series, delayed due to both writer’s and actors’ strikes in 2023, is primed for a 2025 release.

Where season one explored money and season two sex, season three aligns with its Southeast Asian location as a “rich tapestry” to delve into the themes of spirituality and death.

Creator of the satirical wealth series, Mike White, previously said: “I think the third season would be maybe a satirical and funny look at death and Eastern religion and spirituality. It feels like it could be a rich tapestry to do another round at White Lotus.”

With a host of new characters ready to hole up on an annual trip to the HBO drama’s dysfunctional hotels, here are the paradise islands behind the wild whodunnit anthology.

Where is The White Lotus season three being filmed?

Bangkok, Phuket and Koh Samui will backdrop the satirical crime drama

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Production plans were tight-lipped until January when the Tourism Authority of Thailand “proudly” announced that the third chapter of The White Lotus would be “prominently set” in Bangkok, Phuket and Koh Samui with filming commencing in February.

Janet Graham Borba, executive vice president of production for HBO & Max, said: “We are pleased to partner with the Tourism Authority of Thailand to execute Mike’s creative vision and showcase all that the beautiful country of Thailand has to offer, as the next group of guests check in to the White Lotus.”

It’s predicted the Four Season’s Koh Samui resort will be the series’ primary setting

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Assuming a Four Seasons Resort will once again backdrop the popular series, the luxury hotel heavyweight has four locations in Thailand – Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui and the Golden…

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