Photo: Courtesy HBO

In many ways, Game of Thrones, the HBO television show, has come into its own this fifth season, diverging, fast-forwarding and reimagining the all-encompassing books by George R.R. Martin. The early arrival of the white walkers at Hardhome was a welcome action-packed change to the political machinations building up over seasons (and a battle not in the books). The settings of Game of Thrones continue to be as impressive as ever as new kingdoms and worlds are introduced, and unsurprisingly the show is shot all over the world. Here’s where each of the worlds are filmed (with some CGI magic added in of course):

1. Kings Landing

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Much of the exterior of Kings Landing starting in Season 2 is shot in Dubrovnik, Croatia, a walled stone city and UNESCO World Heritage site along the Adriatic Sea. You can see from the comparison of the image above and below, taken from almost the exact same angle and location, the city is extended onto the island of Otok Lokrum, and various other CGI effects are in place, including the addition of the Great Sept of Baelor which is destroyed by Cersei in season six.

Photo of Dubrovnik taken in 2010

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