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James Bond Island

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James Bond Island

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Attractions Details

📌 Address

Phang Nga Bay northeast of Phuket

Opening Hours

Always open

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

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What is James Bond Island?

James Bond Island, also known as Khao Phing Kan, is a small island located in Phang Nga Bay, Thailand. It is best known for its limestone karst formations, which were featured in the 1974 James Bond film "The Man with the Golden Gun." The island is a popular tourist destination, and offers a variety of activities, including swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and hiking.

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History of James Bond Island

James Bond Island was originally called Ko Tapu, which means "Nail Island." It was renamed after it was featured in the James Bond film "The Man with the Golden Gun." The film's opening scene features a boat chase around the island, and the island's limestone karst formations were used as a backdrop for several scenes.

Why is James Bond Island Important?

James Bond Island is important for several reasons. First, it is a popular tourist destination, and helps to boost the Thai economy. Second, it is a beautiful and unique natural wonder, and helps to promote Thailand as a tourist destination. Third, it is a part of Phang Nga Bay National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Things to do & see at James Bond Island

There are many things to do and see at James Bond Island. Some of the most popular activities include:

  • Swimming: The water around James Bond Island is clear and blue, and perfect for swimming.
  • Snorkeling: There are a variety of coral reefs and marine life to see around the island.
  • Kayaking: Kayaking is a great way to explore the island's coastline and limestone karst formations.
  • Hiking: There are several hiking trails on the island, which offer stunning views of the surrounding area.

James Bond Island is a beautiful and unique natural wonder, and a great place to visit for a day of fun and relaxation.

Here are some additional tips for visiting James Bond Island:

  • The best time to visit is during the dry season, which runs from November to April.
  • The island is a popular tourist destination, so it is best to visit early in the day to avoid the crowds.
  • There are a few tour operators that offer day trips to James Bond Island. These tours typically include transportation, lunch, and snorkeling gear.
  • Be sure to bring sunscreen, a hat, and a swimsuit.

Attractions Details

📌 Address

Phang Nga Bay northeast of Phuket

Opening Hours

Always open

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

Find it on google maps