In the movie, you can see some islands that look like those from Vietnam or China: they come out suddenly from the water, and the bottom of them look like solid rock.

Do such islands occur in Thailand? Also, is there a term for such islands?

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    The geological structure is called a karst. Normally what you see are limestone karsts. A picture in the question might help.
    – CMaster
    Commented Jul 3, 2015 at 15:00

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I haven't seen Bridget Jones: the Edge of Reason specifically, but karst islands in Thailand have been used in a couple of other movies. Phang-Nga Bay, for example, was used in The Man With the Golden Gun (1974); and Ko Phi Phi Lee was used in the 2000 film The Beach. Both of these locations are on the Andaman Sea (the southwest coast of Thailand).

  • You beat me to it! That's one of the most beautiful places I've ever been to.
    – Itai
    Commented Jul 3, 2015 at 15:56

I originally thought the movie had made it up, but they do exist. From 10 Islands for a Perfect Trip to Thailand:

Example of such an island

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