Phang Nga Bay in Phuket, boat trip from James Bond island to Panyi Fishing village in Thailand - 50 photos with Canon 5D MKII
The Bay of Phang Nga - An amazing place to visit by boat from Phuket Island
For my 30 years old birthday, we decided to visit the Bay of Phang Nga, located on the North West of Phuket Island in the Andaman Sea, in Thailand. We actually followed a single advertising panel we saw on the highway after the bridge leaving the Phuket island on the North, which took us after 30 minutes of car within the jungle on a fantastic modern pier (Klong Khian Pier) with no one there! After 2 minutes, a man came with his motorbike, and offered us to rent a boat for the day to visit the Phang Nga Bay. We were not sure about it but since he was really kind we said OK. A fisher man came with his daughter and took us through the bay for the day for not even half of of the usual price, and they took us to places that big boat would never go. We had a fantastic day, which we will never forget! There are hundreds of islands and rocks, with luxurious nature, cave and beach. The place is really beautiful, and going by boat is a fantastic experience. I can only recommend you to go to this Klong Khian Pier and ask for the boat trip, this is probably the best place to do it. Here is the G-Map link
The Panyi Fishing Village - Ko Panyi in Andaman Sea
The Ko Panyi island is a fishing village with about 200 families (probably from Indonesia) which is also a good touristic place to visit. You might eat and purchase a few souvenirs. However what stroke me the most was their football pitch and the kids playing football, on such a small place!
The James Bond Island (The Man with the Golden Gun, 1974) - Ko Khao Phing Kan
You can visit the James Bond Island, Ko Khao Phing Kan not far from the rock Ko Tapu (the big rock which face the island and that everyone takes in photo). This place is simply amazing, where the James Bond movie “The Man with the Golden Gun” was shot in 1974 with Roger Moore and Christopher Lee. You must pay a ticket once arriving on the island, but the landscape is really great! A must see if you’re in Phuket!