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With the latest James Bond movie "Skyfall" headed to theaters, many fans of the franchise are reflecting on past films, and doing so may take them to images of the island Ko Tapu. A staple of many Thailand tours, this unique natural formation was featured in the 1974 movie "The Man With the Golden Gun," and has become a large tourist draw ever since.
The unusual rock stands about 66 feet tall and is located just off the coast of southern Thailand. What's most unique about the formation is that it stands completely removed from other rocks and small islands in the Phang Nga Bay. There are a number of local legends aimed at explaining its origins, but scientists say millions of years of erosion caused by the tide may be the real culprit.
Although Ko Tapu is one of the most recognizable natural features in Thailand, it is just one part of a breathtaking ecosystem, and is located in Ao Phang Nga National Park, which is home to diverse wildlife.
Additionally, Ko Tapu is one of many islands that travelers make a point of visiting during Thailand tours. Others include Ko Phi Phi Don and Ko Mak.
As your small motorboat slides onto the sandy bank of a deserted beach and your attentive guides set up a gourmet seaside picnic, all that’s left to do is allow the turquoise waters of this remote paradise wash away your stresses.
(Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket)
This customizable tour puts the must-sees of Thailand at your fingertips. From Cosmopolitan Bangkok and jungle elephant safaris to cooking classes, long-tailed boat rides and stunning beaches you'll be immersed in new experiences that reveal the magnificent culture and people of this land. Includes private guide, driver and internal flights as well as premium properties chosen for refreshing variety – a centrally located city hotel, an historic villa & premium beach resort.
(Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto)
Embark on this exploration of Japan's highlights, with the support of local guides, comfortable train transportation, and enough down time to truly get lost in the land of the rising sun.
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