James Bond Island, also known as Khao Phing Kan, is a famous landmark in Phang Nga Bay, Thailand, located northeast of Phuket. It gained international fame after appearing in the 1974 James Bond movie “The Man with the Golden Gun," starring Roger Moore as James Bond.
The island features a distinctive limestone karst tower rising vertically out of the emerald-green waters, surrounded by other similar rock formations and lush vegetation. The iconic rock formation is called Ko Tapu, meaning “nail island" in Thai, due to its tall, slender shape resembling a nail.
Tourists often visit James Bond Island as part of organized boat tours or excursions from Phuket or nearby Krabi. These tours typically include stops at various other scenic spots in Phang Nga Bay, such as sea caves, hidden lagoons, and floating villages. Visitors can explore the island, take photos with the iconic rock formation, and enjoy the breathtaking natural scenery that made it famous.
Please note that due to its popularity, James Bond Island can get crowded with tourists, especially during peak seasons. However, it remains a must-visit destination for fans of the James Bond movies and anyone looking to experience the beauty of Thailand’s coastal landscapes.