The unparalleled scenery of Phang Nga Bay offers dramatic amber-hued limestone outcroppings contrasting vividly with the starling blue of the ocean. Your sightseeing will begin with a journey north, where you will cross to the mainland over the Sarasin Bridge. Soon you’ll reach spectacular Phang Nga Bay and board a boat to cruise through this picture-perfect waterway. Your boat also passes Khao Ping Gun (James Bond Island), where the movie The Man with the Golden Gun, was filmed in 1974. Tidal conditions permitting, you’ll stop at Koh Panyi water village, where 400 houses are built on stilts and are connected by wooden walkways. A buffet lunch will be served at the Phang Nga Bay Resort, which overlooks the nearby mangrove forest and towering hills. Afterwards, you will visit Wat Tham Suwan Kuha, a cave temple that dates back more than 200 years. Numerous Buddha statues, standing, reclining or seated are here for you to view. On the way back to the ship, there will be time to shop at a local handicraft center .
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Review 1 for Phang Nga Bay
Date:June 5, 2013
Cruise Date Year:2013
Cruise Date Month:March
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
We took this shore excursion because we thought there was not time to go there privately. Positives were that we saw a lot of Phuket island, we saw an interesting Buddha cave and we saw many rock formations in the bay, including James Bond island and we landed at one island where we saw a school in session. Negatives were that it was very hot and humid, the tour boats were filled to capacity and the seats wood with little leg room. The lunch was at the end of the tour with about 4 tour bus loads in the restaurant and rushed as we were running late. The ship had to wait for us as we were about half an hour late. However some people took private tours in small faster boats and were back at the ship before us. Note some of my friends really enjoyed the tour.
This is a great tour. I like a tour to show me the country I'm in and highlight places that are different and why they are cool. First of all, the bay the tour is named after was shown off well , using boats that were comfortable but also very typical of Thailand. We could see the huge rock formations up close, and we went to "James Bond Island" as they call it from the movie "Man With the Golden Gun", and were able so swim or wade there and take lots of pictures. The underground Buddhist cave we visited on the tour was a surprise treat: a very novel place to worship, and well kept up and open to tourists. The general tour through the countryside also provided a good sample of this part of Thailand. The lunch at the end was delicious, and the setting really perfect for a group interested in "James Bond" types of things. The restaurant was ready for our 2 buses, and the setting on a hot humid day was a "Mississippi-verandh-style" enclosed buffet. As cool as we could be while being part of the surroundings. The veranda reminded me of other James Bond movies set in New Orleans, and the passing Thai racing boats with their long propeller shafts was straight out of other movies. A good tour.