James Bond Island in Phang Nga Bay – Just Like the Movie

Khao Phing Kan is an island in Phang Nga Bay 25 km northeast of Phuket – known as James Bond Island since it was featured in the James Bond movie The Man with the Golden Gun from 1974. People come here to take pictures of the iconic 20-meters tall rock that vertically juts out of the greenish water. The rock is called Kho Tapu, which translates into English as “nail island.” It’s truly stunning scenery in the surrounding area and attracts a lot of visitors every day.



The majority of tourists come by boat from Phuket. We took the car to Phang Nga Bay from Krabi, and from there we took a longtail boat to James Bond Island, which took about 30 minutes.

A few minutes walk to the bay on the other side. Just like the movie!

Except for all the tourists.

The limestone islands are a part of Ao Phang Nga National Park.


You can also go on a canoe trip.


On the way back we stopped at Koh Panyee, a Muslim fishing village built on stilts.

I put together a video with clips from the James Bond movie. Check it out!

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