Today, even though the nation is still developing, the Thai film industry has taken great strides to advance as international film technologies continue to evolve. Thus international standard equipment and studio facilities are available. Moreover, with its diverse geographical characteristics, Thailand has the ability to offer a variety of landscapes; coastlines, reefs, rivers, lakes, Rocky Mountains and green plateau.

Thailand also has numerous exotic and interesting historical sites, which have been used by many foreign production companies. Such well known films as The Killing Fields, Good Morning Vietnam (20th Century Fox), Heaven and Earth (Warner Brothers) Mortal Combat I&II, James Bond 007(Tomorrow Never Dies, 1998 (20th Century Fox), Operation Dumbo Drop (Walt Disney Pictures) The Beach (20th Century Fox). In fact, in the year 2000, over 402 foreign shoots were done in Thailand, a 15% increase over 1999.