Phang Nga is one of the southern provinces at the shore of the Andaman Sea on the west side of the Malay Peninsula. It is dominated by tower karst, which is partly submerged in the Phang Nga Bay. The towers form islands with steep limestone cliffs. The most famous one is the so-called James Bond Island, featured in the 1974 movie The Man with the Golden Gun. The area is protected by the Ao Phang Nga (Phang Nga Bay) National Park established in 1981.