James Bond Island or locally known as Khao Phing Kan is the name given to a pair of islands situated on the West Coast of Thailand. Located in the Phang Nga Bay of Andaman Sea and about 40 meters away from the shore is another islet named Ko Tapu or Khao Tapu. The massive nail-like rock structure rising from between the water is a limestone cliff. James Bond Island is a significant and unique formation among tourist attractions. The island is famous for its natural curiosity, ideal photography opportunities, and is one of the most beautiful landscapes in this region.
The island came to be renowned as the James Bond Island because of the 1974 James Bond movie, ‘Tha Man with the Golden Gun'. Since then the island has been immortalised as the James Bond Island. Soon after earning a name, it became a famous getaway from Phuket and one of the top tourist destinations of Thailand.