Visit Thailand’s Andaman Sea For Fun And Adventure!
The Kingdom of Thailand has emerged as one of the top tourist destinations worldwide, boasting an average of thirty million arrivals a year. This Southeast Asian nation has something to offer everyone, historians and architects are fascinated by the ancient Buddhist temples, shoppers love the many markets and their unique offerings, and both scientists and amateur wildlife enthusiasts are drawn to the wealth of terrestrial and marine organisms that call Thailand home. Amongst all these amazing attractions the most popular of all are the splendid tropical islands that dot the coasts like emeralds set in the sapphire seas. The most frequented and beloved of all these island paradises are to be found on the kingdom’s west coast in the brilliant waters of the Andaman Sea. The veritable king of all of those islands is Phuket, Thailand’s largest, drawing around twelve million visitors annually.
There is a wealth of things to do in Phuket and around its surrounding sea, and one of the most popular of those attractions is the exotic Phang Nga Bay, a 400 km2 body of water between Phuket and the Isthmus of Kra. This natural wonder is famed for the spectacular limestone spires that tower above the crystal clear waters like some kind of ancient sentinels. The region is so eye-catching it was chosen as the location for two films in the famed James Bond 007 series, 1974’s The Man With The Golden Gun, and 1997’s Tomorrow Never Dies! Aficionados of the Bond films flock to the location to see the famed scenery with their own eyes, and the best way to experience the natural grandeur is to join a James Bond Island tour from Phuket. You will be picked up from Phuket by boat and ferried over to Khao Phing Kan and Ko Ta Pu, the pair of islands that combine to form what we now call James Bond Island. From there you will embark by sea canoe for an up-close look at the incredible limestone cliffs towering above you, home to fascinating creatures like monitor lizards and white-faced gibbons! It’s a must-see experience for all visitors, 007 fans or not!
Phuket provides the perfect home base for exploring the Andaman Sea’s many offerings. There are a wide variety of places to stay on the island to suit travellers of any budget. The region offers some of the world’s best snorkelling and scuba diving, with thousands of tropical fish species darting amongst the fantastic fans and spires of the many coral reefs. For those who dare the deeper waters, larger sea creatures like sea turtles, dolphins, and whale sharks can be sighted, a diver’s fantasy come true!
After a day enjoying the sights and sounds of the sea, enjoy the sumptuous Thai cuisine that has rightfully gained fame the world over for its healthy and delicious tastes!
If you are seeking fun and adventure in a paradisical tropical setting, then look no further than Thailand, where you can enjoy the holiday of your dreams.