James Bond Island – The Name’s Bond, James Bond!

James Bond Island in Thailand is just like its namesake, charismatic, full of action and looking oh so divine…So, if you’re planning a vacation to Thailand, don’t forget to make an appointment in your itinerary for James Bond!

James Bond Island | Image Credit - Diego Delso | CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikipedia Commons

James Bond Island | Image Credit – Diego Delso | CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikipedia Commons

Where?

In a little slice of paradise northeast of Phuket, lies the beautiful little island of James Bond. Phuket luxury villas in Thailand the likes of Kata Rocks are your best bet at getting a ride to the island, as these hotels provide amazing tours combined together with visits to other islands as well refreshments.

Why James Bond?

Well, it’s not really named that, it’s only a nickname you see. The island is originally called Khao Phing Kan or Ko Khao Phing Kan. The island has been given the curious nickname since 1974. That’s when the Ko Ta Pu islet, located about 130 ft from the shores of Khao Phing Kan Island, was featured in the blockbuster James Bond movie, The Man with the Golden Gun.

Ko Ta Pu Islet

Looking as if it is defying gravity, the Ko Ta Pu Islet is a stunning natural creation that’s a staggering 66 feet in height. Its diameter increases from about 13 feet near the water level to about 26 feet at the top. In addition to being featured in The Man with the Golden Gun, the Ko Ta Pu Islet was featured in another James Bond film, Tomorrow Never Dies.

Don’t Get Too Close!

Both the mainland and the islet is designated as a national park as its home to spectacular fauna and flora. While you can explore Khao Phing Kan Island as much as you want, you cannot get close to the Ko Ta Pu Islet as its under the protection of the Royal Thai Government. Boats are not allowed to get close to it due to its curious yet precarious position.

Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting.

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Why Australia is a Unique Country to Visit – The Land Down Under is a Land like No Other

Australia is one of the most versatile nations in existence, boasting everything from natural wonders and captivating wildlife to sprawling cosmopolitan landscapes.

Aussie Lifestyle
Upon a visit to any Australian city you would discover that there’s an incredible amount of cultural diversity among the inhabitants as well as their charming, easy-going and welcoming nature.

Coastal Splendour
If you’re a beach lover then you’re guaranteed to fall in love with this country. There’s a range of beaches too, from energetic ones that cater to surfers, to glamorous yet tranquil coastlines for those looking to escape the daily grind. You will also find many luxurious Australian hotels situated along beautiful stretches of beach, by entities such as Oaks Hotels & Resorts.

Unprecedented Adventure
The amount of adventurous experiences to gain in Australia is almost nauseating. One can explore the great outback with a 4X4, scuba dive at the Great Barrier Reef, or surf along a variety of coastlines.

The Effervescent Cities
Australia has some of the most magnificent metropolitan landscapes in the world, which truly come to life when the sun goes down. Each Australian city is quite unique, from glamorous Sydney, to the European panache of Melbourne, and the captivating beauty of Hobart.

 

 

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Why do Many Tourists Visit Malaysia? – Breathtaking Destination

Malaysia is a land well known for its rain forests and beaches. It also has a mixed culture comprising of, the Europeans, the Malays the Indians and the Chinese.

KL

Kuala Lumpur still has colonial buildings standing to this day. Its star attraction is the Iconic Petronas twin towers which are 451 m tall and is connected to each other via a sky bridge. The view of Kuala Lumpur from up high is simply breathtaking.

Sky Bridge in Langkawi

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Located in Langkawi, the Machinchang sky bridge was finished in 2004 and seems to defy all laws of gravity. It hangs suspended 100 metres above the ground by an 82-metre single pylon and offers visitors a panoramic view of the surrounding forest beneath.

Batu Caves in Gombak

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The mysterious caves that are found amongst Malaysia’s limestone formations always intrigue the visitor with their unusual shapes and magical aura. While you indulge in many things to do in Sepang, an appealing place to stay such as AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort will make your stay livelier and all the more enjoyable.

Gunung Raya

Towering above the surrounding landscape at a height of 881m Gunung Raya holds the distinct honour of being Langkawi’s highest mountain. Ideal for hiking enthusiasts and forest trekkers the summit of the mountain can be reached both by foot and through paved paths accessible by vehicle.

Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting.

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