Travel to the island of Bond and Phang Nga Bay
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Phang Nga Bay in the same province in Thailand is the second largest national park. There are scattered 42 islands with caves, which can be reached only at low tide.
The main place of pilgrimage for tourists is the island of Bond, where in 1974 James Bond was filmed episode "The Man with the Golden Gun" with Roger Moore in the title role.
For the first time to Phuket we were 2, 5 years ago, then walked a half weeks, shot a bunch of gigabytes of beauty, and on his return was covered USB flash drive with all the shooting. Especially valuable footage was restored, but only a few morning overcast pictures left of this trip:
This time, it was decided to go in the second half of the day, so much so the sun appears in the right places in the afternoon.
The excursion can be bought in any agency and it will cost from 1200 baht to 1800 (in rubles is almost the same) per person in a group tour, which will go in the morning and return you to the dock in the afternoon.
And here's to hire a boat, which can hold up to ten people - 4000. So we did, teamed up with two friends. For four came out of "pieces":
This vehicle would cost a bit more expensive:
We started from the pier with a romantic name AO (Ao Po), where he immediately hired a boat and three minutes later hit the road.
photo made in the evening after his return, when vengeance was low tide. If four hours before we boarded the boat in three meters from the shore, then they dropped us off at the end of the pier, which is a mile long:
to the islands One way takes an hour. Someone has made a comeback:
Sea Gypsies sent to the evening fish hunt:
The basic version of the formation of the islands is the movement of lithospheric plates. Once upon a time in Phuket it was part of the mainland, but because of changes in the earth's crust has separated from the mainland, and in the Bay of Phang Nga islands appeared.
Giant stalactites hanging down from the outside and inside of the islands and in their caves:
In the cave you can walk or swim to the boat, but only at low tide and in the presence of a flashlight.
View from the beginning of the path to the caves. Then I do not go, because it has lagged behind, but returned friends were delighted - inside an empty island and through the hole on top of light breaks.
Typically, a large group of tourists are brought here in large ships and transplanted in a canoe. You want - rowed himself, you want - Hire a guide. The water in the bay of Green-milky color and depth of a few meters. I suspect that this is due to the limestone contained in the rock islands.
can make a stop for a swim or take a picture on a beautiful beach.
Our driver shows local fauna:
When you are traveling to Phang Nga Bay by boat, island seems much larger than 42. The locals call this place Thai Ha Long (famous marine national park in Vietnam).
are set down on the island of Ping Kan - adjacent to the island of Bond.
For two years a lot has changed here - built booth, we put tables and chairs, and began to take on each incoming tourists 200 Baht:
That is almost 40 years here you can walk free, and now enterprising Thais decided that this can not be good to disappear. As a result, we are hundreds of chipped and gone without a ticket. As children.
Even the urn set, well done:
Beach ennobled and hung a sign named after James Bond, abandoning historical Thai name:
The place where all are photographed:
According to Ping Kan can go two hundred meters - that there are several small caves, bats and a hundred stalls with souvenirs:
Seller drinks fridge closed to the castle, and sat down to watch the evening news:
The classic photo-dupe:
View from inside a souvenir shop:
On the island of stunning beauty suite:
Where else can you meet the urinal directly let into the rock? Romance.
But in my opinion the most interesting thing here - a plate which was moved in the process of displacement of the earth's crust:
Island as it was split in half and half of the mountain climbed forward. The surface is smooth, such as iron.
A closer look not quite flat:
That's the Ride came out. Will Phuket - ride.