The Yellow Stone eruption scene was actually filmed in the Kamloops, Ashroft, and Cache Creek region of British Columbia in Canada. The crew also built a full Tibetan village, with five to six hundred authentic Tibetan extras at the mountains of Cache Creek.
Other locations prominently featured in the film include:
1. The Christ the Redeemer statue at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The statue was built between 1926 and 1931 and after some time there was also a chapel built at the base of the mountain to house 150 visitors. The monument was inaugurated on October 12, 1931 in an extravagant and grand commemoration.
In Rio de Janeiro Brazil, Christ the Redeemer can be accessed by the 2.4 meter Corcovado Rack railway that has the capacity to hold 360 passengers every hour. The trip by rail is approximately 20 minutes and leaves the base each half hour. The view from the train is alluring, leaving those traveling the mountain in keen anticipation of what is yet to come. The busiest time to visit is Easter and the Christmas season. From the road or the train terminal Christ the Redeemer statue is reached by 222 steps. For those not wishing to make the arduous trek up the mountain, reaching the statue is possible by escalators and elevators. In Rio de Janeiro Brazil Christ the Redeemer remains one of the most beloved year-round tourist attractions.
Thanks to the extraordinary talents of Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564), the Sistine Chapel has become one of the most famous art galleries in the western world.
The famous Sistine ceiling depicts scenes from Genesis in dramatic and moving detail, and The Last Judgment on the chapel's end wall is striking and powerful. In addition to these famous artworks, the side walls are covered with important Renaissance frescoes of Moses, Christ and contemporary popes. The movie uses the Creation of the Adam.
3. Southmost tip of India: Cape Comorin (Kanyakumari) is at the southernmost tip of India and its where three seas meet: the Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean and Arabian sea.
Cape Comorin is a place from where one can see spectacular sunrises and also colorful sunsets! on balmy evenings, one can watch the sun set while full moon is rising in another part of the sky.
Over 12,500 Indians lost their lives under the havoc wrecked by the great 2004 Asian Tsunami.
A16-ft high uniquely colored steel statue lying near the south shore of the Kanyakumari are visited by all to pay homage to those who perished. It is also a grave reminder about what nature can do. Many people who come to from all over the world pay tribute at this Memorial.
4. The highest temple of the world in Tibet, China: Rongbuk monastery,
Located at the foot of Mt. Everest, Rongbuk Monastery is 5,800 meters above sea level. Towing in the severely cold climate, it is the highest altitude monastery on the planet, also a vantage point for watching Mt. Everest.