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Panyee and Khao Phingkan Trip
Starting a trip by long-tail boat going out to the Phang Nga bay. The first stop is Koh Panyee,a tiny island with houses, restaurants, shops,school, mosque, and fisherman village in the water. About one hour stop for lunch and shopping is recommended. The trip by a small boat continues in the bay and soon you can see limestone mountains, a cave where small boats can go through it, and finally arrive at Khao Phingkan or it is called James Bond Island* where spectacular views including Khao Tapu can be seen. The whole trip can be made within 3 hours.
GPS : 8.33559, 98.50336
Travelling from Phuket to Khao Phingkan - Our latest trip was made on September 8, 2011 from Patong Beach in Phuket to Surakul Pier. Then travelled by long-tail boat to Khao Phingkan
(James Bond Island). Details of the trip and video will be presented soon.
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A Trip from Phuket to Khao Phingkan by Car and Boat.
On September 8, 2011 we started from the hotel at Patong beach at about 8.45 a.m. by driving a rented car. From Patong we drove about 40 kms to Sarasin Bridge which connects Phuket with the mainland then follow highway No. 4 to Krasom and Takua Thung in Phang Nga province and arrived at Surakul pier, a total distance is approx. 80 kms. There is a parking place for private cars which is safe and the parking fee is 20 Baht.
At Surakul pier there are many long-tail boats for tourists. Most of tourists went there by coach or van. Each boat can accommodate up to 10 persons.We got a slightly smaller long-tail boat for just the three of us.
The journey started from Surakul pier passing mangrove areas and not very long we were out in a part of Phang Nga Bay. We passed into the limestone cave and enjoyed spectacular views and finally arrived at Khao Phingkan or "James Bond Island". On the way back the boat stopped at Koh Panyee which is Muslim community. Most of the
tourists have lunch at restaurants in
Koh Panyee before going back.
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