Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Phuket: James Bond Island (Part IV)


James Bond Island View

In the 1974 film “The Man with the Golden Gun”, James Bond (Roger Moore) comes to Asia in search of the villain, Scaramanga (Christopher Lee). Bond is eventually taken to Scaramanga's hideout, an island just off China. But in reality, the movie was shot on Khao Phing Kan Island in Phang Nga Bay, The Kingdom of Thailand. It is this Tapu Island (Nail Island) that has now become internationally known as "James Bond Island".

Long Tail Boat

Long Tail Boat which I've mentioned in my previous posts, it seems like life jackets are no longer needed in this place. The tourists take these boats to James Bond Island of Phang Nga Bay.

Khao Ping Kan

This is NOT "Five Fingers Mount" (Wu Zhi Shan), it's a unique rock formation which gives the island its name of Leaning Rock Island (Ko Khao Ping Kan).

Khao Ping Kan

The spectacular high cliff has been "cloven in two" naturally, the halves supported by leaning against each other. What a rare and exquisite beauty...

On James Bond Island

My dearest family members, I miss them so much, can't even get to eat Glutinous Rice Balls (汤圆) with them on the Winter Solstice Festival (冬至). Sigh...

My sis

The movie has successfully attracted a lot of tourists to visit the island over the years, and most of them like to stand on the beach in the same place as Christopher Lee and Roger Moore did about 33 years ago.

Oysters

OMG, oysters, oyers, oysters, tons of oysters!!! According to my sis, the monkeys here eat oysters, how could they... *speechless*

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