Phang Nga Bay: A Long-Tail Boat Trip – James Bond Island
In the Andaman Sea between the island of Phuket and the mainland of southern Thailand, Phang Nga Bay’s sheer limestone cliffs tower majestically out of the sea.
Ko Khao Phing Kan, one of the many islands in the Phang Nga Bay archipelago, was the film location for Scaramanga’s hideout in The Man with the Golden Gun. Now more commonly called James Bond Island it’s become a popular tourist destination on boat trips around the scenic bay.
After my recent weekend trip to another Phang Nga Bay island Ko Yao Noi, I took a private day trip (to avoid the crowds) in a long-tail boat around the bay with my friend Paula and her parents.
Here are some images from that trip.
Wow… Wow… Wow! This place looks from our of a dream! It is so insanely beautiful Lucy! How I dream of someday visiting. Are there lots of islands off Thailand? I honestly didn’t know Phuket was an island. I thought it was a point! Phuket is most famous However what other places are great?
January 10, 2014 at 10:21 am
Thanks Nicole! It IS beautiful but pays the price as it’s now overrun with tourists. This is why we took a private boat so we could avoid the crowds. There are lots of Thai islands, some more or less touristy than others. Phuket is an island although it’s joined to the mainland by a bridge in the north. Thailand is packed full of beautiful places to visit and not just the islands but the most popular are crowded with tourists in the high season.
January 11, 2014 at 11:24 am
Ah….those pesky tourists right! Someday…I will be one of them and see Thailand! 🙂
January 14, 2014 at 4:02 am
Yeah but the problem is there’s only so many tourists a place can take. I hope you do make it to Thailand one day Nicole and see the beautiful side of The Land of Smiles!
January 15, 2014 at 10:14 am
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