James Bond island
After spending 40 minutes exploring Hong island in your canoe, you’ll get back on board the big boat again, where we’ll sail for about 25 minutes to Khao Ping Gan.
You and your private guide will be taken by a local long-tail boat to one of the most enduring natural landmarks in Thailand, Khao Ping Gan. As one of the most famous parts of the Phang Nga National Park, the island’s limestone tower karst were featured as the location of James Bond’s nemesis, Francisco Scaramanga, in the 1974 film, The Man With The Golden Gun.
The best way to see Koh Tapu, or Nail island
The island of Koh Tapu is one of the main attractions of our Phuket James Bond island tour. It is a natural limestone structure which rises up from the ocean and stands at 40 metres tall. Koh Tapu is thought to have been formed 15 thousand years ago when tectonic movement caused the area to shift and rupture, causing large land masses to form. These land masses were then eroded by water and wind into the islands we see today.
Set sail for Khao Ping Gan
Both Koh Tapu and Khao Ping Gan feature lush vegetation and steep shores, as well as two sandy beaches in the southwest between Ping Gan island, also known as ‘leaning rock.’
Khao Ping Gan is among the most scenic places in the world, in the same category as Halong bay in Vietnam and Guilin in China, and it is for this reason that the James Bond island tour is one that you can’t afford to miss.
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