James bond Island, Thailand

The islet Ko Tapu called 'James Bond Island'

Khao Phing Kan, a pair of islands on Thailand's west coast. Khao Phing Kan, popularly called as James Bond Island, is just a short distance north east of Phuket in Phang Nga bay which is a beautiful National park.  The island and a tall islet Ko Tapu earned the name 'James Bond Island' after the 1974 hollywood James bond movie 'The man with the Golden Gun' was shot here. Since then this island and the national park have become a major tourist attraction.

There are a few more exciting places nearby.
1. The Monkey Caves
Near Suwankuha temple in Phuket you see hundreds of monkeys in and around these caves. There are many buddhist statues inside the caves. there is a large reclining golden Buddha statue inside the caves.

2. Sea Gypsy Village (Panyee Island) -
It is a floating wooden village in the middle of the water. There are houses, restaurants, shops, school, mosque everything on it. It is a Muslim fishing village. Sometimes, this village is locally nick-named as 'Bin Laden Village'.

According to some reports online the island was said to be extremely hard hit by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.

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