What does the real name of James Bond Island "Koh Khao Phing Kan" mean in Thai?



James Bond Island Canoe Tour in Phang Nga Bay, Thailand
What does James Bond Island "Koh Khao Phing Kan" mean in Thai?

The island cluster that tourists actually visit and walk around on (and where Scaramanga's beachside lair was located) is named as "Koh Khao Ping Kan" in the Thai language which roughly translates as "Island with Hills Leaning Together".

The tall vertical rock that stands out in the middle of the bay of Koh Khao Ping Kan is known as"Koh Tapu" which means Nail Island or Spike Island in Thai due to the unique stature of the rock island which Scaramanga had turned into a laser based weapon of mass destruction in the Bond movie "The Man with the Golden Gun".

Of course all of these islands are now known to every 007 fan around the world, and to every tour guide operator in Phuket and Krabi, as James Bond Island.

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