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James Bond Island, Phuket: Uncover The Beauty of The Iconic Movie Location

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James Bond Island is a major tourist attraction in Phang Nga Bay. The island shot to fame because of the James Bond classic “The Man with the Golden Gun” in 1974 where a fight sequence between James Bond and the villains was filmed here. This eventually led to its name. The twin islands of Khao Phing Kan and Ko Ta Pu located here can be addressed as James bond island individually or both together. Another stand-out feature of this island is its karst topography and the resulting limestone cliff formed because of seawater erosion. Explore the vibrant culture, breathtaking landscapes, and exotic cuisine with our exclusive Thailand packages from India, offering an unforgettable journey through this enchanting Southeast Asian destination.

Best time to visit James Bond island

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It’s better to avoid this island during the wet monsoon season because of unpredictable water currents, high tides, and pesty insects that swarm in the marshlands making it almost impossible to reach the island. The period between late fall and early spring is the right time to visit James Bond Island.

Things to do in James Bond island

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Boating in bond island

Boating is one of the key tourist attractions in James Bond Island Phang Nga Bay. You’ll be having a thrilling adventurous experience even before you reach James Bond Island. You’ll be made to pass through the marshland of Phang Nga Bay, Kayaking across Tulu caves, or if you're taking a direct boat service from Phuket or Krabi then you will be witnessing the stunning beauty of limestone features across mutt caves Koh Hong and others.

Apart from this, At the island, you can take a small boat trip around the island. However, tourists are not allowed to enter the nail-shaped Ko Ta Pu, as this region comes under the protected region of Ao Phang Nga National Park to prevent erosion. While traveling around the island you would also be hearing about the challenges that the film crew faced while filming and also some local folk tales about this area from local guides. Explore Phuket's beauty with our curated Phuket tour package from India for an unforgettable island getaway.

How to Reach James Bond Island

  1. From Phuket International Airport James bond island is an hour away. You could reach the island by taking a speedboat,long-tail boat, or catamaran from Phuket to Phang Nga bay and then reach the island.
  2. From Krabi reaching James Bond Island is also a feasible option where you could reach the destination spot depending on the mode of transport and packages.

Things to do Near James Bond Island

Exploring the entire Phang Nga Province

Phang Nga Bay, listed under Ramsar sites is home to unique limestone caves and caverns such as Lod Cave, large marshlands, islets and secluded beaches like Natai Beach and Thai Muang Beach. You could also visit local shops and the old town of Takua Pa to understand their culture and have some local cuisine

View from Samet Nangshe Viewpoint

View from Samet Nangshe Viewpoint is considered to be one of the best viewpoints in the world. You could cover the entire Phang Nga Bay including James Bond Island, marshlands, and beaches from here. This wide view from here should be a must in one’s gallery.

Visit Panyee Island

The floating village of Panyee village is usually covered in most James Bond Tourist Packages. The location and the lunch that they offer here are key tourist attractions in Phang Bay province.

Monkey Cave of Phang Nga Bay

Also called Buddha Cave or Wat Suwan Kuha, should be a must-visit religious spot in Phang Nga Bay because of its limestone caves and the various size buddha statues it has. It has a humongous 15m long golden resting buddha followed by many standing buddhas. Tourists and Monks usually rest at this place for a few minutes here to find their inner peace and it’s a great place for one to sit back, relax and reflect on their life.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Island shot to fame because of the James Bond Classic“The Man with the Golden Gun” which eventually led to the name.

It was played by Roger Moore and he’s the third actor to take up the mantle of James Bond Island.

The limestones present in James Bond Island or Ko Ta Pu are subjected to frequent erosion and there is a threat of that islet breaking down. As a part of their preventive measures, tourist activities are restricted near this island.

No, both of them are different.

Yes, December usually is their winter season but there might be some sudden downpours so kindly make note of local weather conditions to avoid high tides.

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