James Bond Island in Phang Nga Bay

James Bond Island

What to do on James Bond Island [toc] James Bond Island, locally known as Khao Ping Kan, is located about 25 kilometres northeast of Phuket Island, in the bay of Phang Nga. This unusual limestone rock formation is one of the many places in Phang Nga people have on their Phuket must-see list. There are some positive and negative opinions about this iconic Island, and most are justified, but it

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Island hopping around Phuket

Phuket Island Hopping and Phang Nga Bay Private Cruise

Phang Nga Bay cruise on a private boat [toc] Phang Nga Bay is such a fantastic place. A thousand islands and vertiginous cliffs standing above the sea is a scenery out of this world. No matter how often we visit Phang Nga Bay, it is always a jaw-dropping landscape. It should be on your Must-Do list in Phuket, and it is often at the top of many visitors’ lists, and

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Koh Panyi Village in Phang Nga

Koh Panyi Village (Koh Panyee)

What is Koh Panyi Village? [toc] Koh Panyi (Koh Panyee) is a surprising village almost entirely built on stilts in Phang Nga Bay near the famous James Bond Island. Koh Panyi is a unique and exciting site to discover, but it can be hectic, especially at lunchtime because of the many seafood restaurants welcoming visitors. The trick is to get there early and be the only visitor in the village!

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Kayaking in Phuket and Phang Nga with John Gray Sea Canoe

John Gray Sea Canoe in Phang Nga Bay Kayaking in Phuket

John Gray Sea Canoe [toc] Kayaking in Phuket with John Gray Sea Canoe is a fascinating experience, and the best way is to explore Phang Nga with the program called Hong by Starlight, slowly gliding among giant cliffs in a silent kayak. The cliffs and caves are ‘out-of-this-world, sceneries you must see with your own eyes if you travel half the globe to come here. We have been to Phang

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Samet Nangshe Viewpoint

Samet Nangshe Viewpoint

How to get to Samet Nangshe? [toc] Samet Nangshe is a superb panoramic viewpoint in Phang Nga Bay. It's a little far outside Phuket island, but if you have a car or a big bike, it is worth the drive. From up there, you can admire the fantastic limestone formations of Phang Nga Bay, but it requires a good deal of effort. You need to drive 25 kilometres past the Sarasin

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Photos of Phang Nga Bay

Photos of Phnag Nga

Photos of Phang Nga Bay [toc] Discover our photos of Phang Nga Bay taken during our many explorations. These include photos of the famous James Bond island, Koh Panyi, the village entirely built on stilts, Samet Nangshee viewpoint and many small islands you will be able to visit on a day trip cruise in Phang Nga. NOTE: Photos are strictly Copyright © Phuket 101 and Willy Thuan - Copy or

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Wat Suwan Kuha – Buddha Cave in Phang Nga

Wat Suwan Kuha in Phang Nga

The Buddha Cave of Phang Nga [toc] Wat Suwan Kuha is a surprising cave sheltering an immense reclining golden Buddha. If you feel like a little drive outside Phuket island, this is your chance to explore another side of Phang Nga! This region is not only famous for incredible limestone cliffs plunging straight down into the sea but also for some unexpected jewels. If you rent a car, driving along

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Whitewater Rafting in Phang Nga near Phuket

White Water Rafting Phuket

Whitewater Rafting in Phang Nga [toc] Whitewater rafting near Phuket, on the Song Preak River in Phang Nga forest, is an activity that will give you a serious adrenaline rush! Of course, nothing to compare with the Grand Canyon, but on the other hand, you don't need to be experienced or even fit to enjoy it. Even kids can join. The river is located outside Phuket in Khaosok within Phang Nga province,

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