- 1 How do you get from James Bond Island to Phang Nga?
- 2 How do I get to Ao Phang Nga National Park?
- 3 What is the best time to visit Phang Nga Bay?
- 4 Where is Phang Nga Bay located?
- 5 Is James Bond Island worth seeing?
- 6 Is James Bond Island same as Phi Phi island?
- 7 How do you get from Phang Nga Bay to Bangkok?
- 8 How do you get from Phang Nga Bay to Krabi?
- 9 Where in Thailand is Phuket?
- 10 Which part of Phuket was hit by the tsunami?
- 11 Why is it called James Bond Island?
- 12 What is Phang Nga Bay?
How do you get from James Bond Island to Phang Nga?
At Phang Nga, you need to enter the national park and hire a longtail boat. Depending on your bargaining skills, it will cost between 1500 to 2000 Baht. Then there is a small entry fee on James Bond Island, 300 Baht per person. In total, two person can make the trip for less then 3000 Baht.
How do I get to Ao Phang Nga National Park?
To get there, get on one of the songthaews (shared taxis) from the centre of Phang Nga to Tha Dan. If you have your own transport, drive south along highway 4, and after about 5 km, turn left onto the road to Tha Dan. There you will find the park headquarters.
What is the best time to visit Phang Nga Bay?
When to visit From mid-October to mid-April, the weather is clear and sunny. There is less rainfall and the weather overall is cooler and less humid, particularly during December and January. However, this is when most visitors flock to the pristine waters and beaches of Phang Nga Bay.
Where is Phang Nga Bay located?
Phang Nga Bay can be found in the Strait of Malacca. This Thailand paradise is located between Malay Peninsula’s mainland and Phuket. The area is surrounded by beautiful views, and it beckons visitors to come explore further.
Is James Bond Island worth seeing?
For an interesting photo opportunity of a famous movie scene and for the beautiful scenery alone, the James Bond Island Tour is well worth the money. Add onto it the Monkey Caves and the Sea Gypsy Village and it really is astounding value for a first-timer.
Is James Bond Island same as Phi Phi island?
James Bond Island and Phi Phi Islands are both located between Phuket and Krabi but in opposite directions. James Bond Island is to the north of Ao Po pier while the Phi Phi Islands are to the south. Since Phi Phi Islands are closer to Krabi than Phuket, normally tours from Krabi are cheaper than the ones from Phuket.
How do you get from Phang Nga Bay to Bangkok?
Phang Nga has no train station, but the State Railways of Thailand operates a daily train service from Bangkok to Surat Thani. From there, you will be a two hours ride from Phang Nga via bus. Keep in mind with the buses, you will see fewer of them towards the evening.
How do you get from Phang Nga Bay to Krabi?
There is no direct connection from Krabi to Phang Nga Bay. However, you can take the Longtail Boat to Railay East, take the walk to Railay Beach, take the ferry to Koh Yao Noi, then take the travel to Phang Nga Bay.
Where in Thailand is Phuket?
Phuket province is located in southern Thailand. It is the biggest Island of Thailand and sits on the Andaman sea. The nearest province to the north is Phang-nga and the nearest provinces to the east are Phang-nga and Krabi.
Which part of Phuket was hit by the tsunami?
The popular tourist resort of Phuket was badly hit. Some 250 people were reported dead, including tourists. The tsunami struck the west coast of Phuket island, flooding and causing damage to almost all the major beaches such as Patong, Karon, Kamala, and Kata beach.
Why is it called James Bond Island?
The small needle-shaped island is officially called Tapu, but it’s known as James Bond Island because it appeared in 1974’s The Man with the Golden Gun.
What is Phang Nga Bay?
Phang Nga Bay (Thai: อ่าวพังงา, RTGS: ao phangnga, Thai pronunciation: [ʔàːw pʰāŋ. ŋāː]) is a 400 km2 bay in the Strait of Malacca between the island of Phuket and the mainland of the Kra Isthmus of southern Thailand. Since 1981, an extensive section of the bay has been protected as the Ao Phang Nga National Park.