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Photo of the Day – James Bond Island, Thailand

Posted by on Jul 17, 2012 | 0 comments

Photo of the Day – James Bond Island, Thailand

Known locally as Ko Tapu or Nail Island, this limestone rock formation in Thailand’s Ao Phang Nga Marine National Park was once a seldom visited indigenous area. All that changed in 1974 when it was selected as a location in the James Bond movie The Man with the Golden Gun. The 66ft-tall rock served as the hideout for Bond’s antagonist, Francisco Scaramanga, and after the movie’s release it became a popular local tourist attraction. Today this photogenic limestone rock is most commonly referred to simply as James Bond Island. It can be reached easily by long tail boat from nearby Phang Nga as part of a day trip around the beautiful islands and fishing villages of Phang Nga Bay.

James Bond Island, Phang Nga Bay, Thailand

James Bond Island, Phang Nga Bay, Thailand

 

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