Postcard from James Bond Island, Thailand

James Bond Island, Phuket, Thailand

Postcard from James Bond Island, Thailand

James Bond Island, Phuket, Thailand

James Bond Island is officially known as Khao Phing Kan, and is a part of Ao Phang Nga National Park just off of Phuket, Thailand. It would most likely have remained an obscure area were it not for the James Bond film, The Man with the Golden Gun, where it was Scaramonga’s island. Do you recognize it?

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Mary Jo Manzanares is a traveler, travel blogger, and podcaster. In addition to her blog, Traveling with MJ, she hosts the Where Else to Go podcast, and is the founder and the editor-in-chief of The Traveler’s Way, an online travel magazine. Her travel ethos is value luxury - luxury for real people - and her goal is to help travelers know when to splurge and when to save. Mary Jo has been a speaker at various industry events around the world. When she’s not traveling, Mary Jo likes lingering over a cup of coffee, wandering in a museum, sipping wine at a cafe, and sharing it all with friends and readers. Her most recent travels were to Stockholm, a Baltic cruise, and Universal Orlando Resort.

One Response to “Postcard from James Bond Island, Thailand”

  1. November 27, 2013 at 1:07 am #

    Phang Nga Bay is a beautiful area, I have done quite a few trips with my family, as I live in Phuket … James Bond Island can be really busy during the day. If you can get there before about 10am or after 4pm it’s quieter. On our last visit, we were the only visitors when we arrived at 5pm. The island you stand on is called Khao Ping Gan (or Kan), the rock that sticks up is called Koh Tapu. I reckon it would be on the tourist map by now anyway even without James Bond, only it would not be named after him!

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