James Bond Island, or Khao Ping Kan, is the must-see in Thailand, and it is considered one of the travel bucket lists for many travelers. What makes this Island special?
Firstly, the iconic standing limestone in the middle of the sea “Khao Ta Pu” (Meaning Nail Island). It was chosen as one of the locations for the 1974 James Bond movie “ The Man with the Golden Gun.” Since the film was released, the iconic limestone has become a popular tourist destination. Nowadays, it is forbidden for the boat to approach near Khao Ta Pu as to prevent erosion of the limestone rocks. However, the Island area is still open for everyone to take pictures with this iconic place on the beach.
Besides the famous Khao Ta Pu, Koh Panyee will recommend visiting. Koh Panyee is a Muslim fisherman village. The population is around 1685 people on the floating Island with its school, health care, Mosque, and floating football pitch. The town has made from wooden and concrete piles hold up this wonderful community. Usually, Koh Panyee is a place to stop for lunch for travelers before proceeding with the tour. However, we would recommend you to walk and explore the Island. The locals on the Island are always welcome and willing to show you around the Island. It’s a chance to learn and understand the local lifestyle of this lovely community.
Last but not least, enjoy the rest of the day with riding sea canoe and explore inside the cave at Koh Talu. There are many small caves with a length of 10 meters with many hollows.