Congratulations to our November winner, Ken Bartholomew Bass, who shares his story and photos during a trip to Phang Nga province recently. Ken will receive two dining vouchers from Indus Contemporary Indian Restaurant valued at THB 1,000 each, as a give-away prize.
Revisiting Phang Nga
My friends and I recently took a longtail boat to Khao Taupe, also known as James Bond Island, which is part of the Ao Phang Nga National Park. It took around 30 minutes from the pier. With the bright, sunny weather, the sea became even more beautiful sea and the sky seems clearer, which is how I remember it when I visited here with my family as a kid. This time, I can’t help but notice lots of tourists, mainly from China and the Arab countries.
The impressive islands are actually limestone tower karsts. It was such a picturesque place that it was chosen as one of the locations for the 1974 James Bond movie, “The Man with the Golden Gun” (before I was born!). It became a popular tourist destination after the movie was released.
We walked around the island and climbed for five minutes into the center of the islands to see yet another interesting place: Khao Phing Kan. The name means, “hills leaning against each other” in Thai, which reflects the connected nature of the islands. Personally, I like the flat limestone cliff tumbled sideways. It looks incredible and this is what nature has made. You should try to make a visit if you can. The place is very accessible from Phuket, which is just around two-hours drive.
Enjoy your trip and take care 🙂
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