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Koh Pannyi (Sea Gypsie Island)

Phuket, Thailand
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Ranked #105 of 134 Attractions in Phuket
Type: Historic Sites
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

One of the stop pit of our Phang Nga Island Tour. Our tour stopped here for lunch. Surprisingly their foods are nice and tasty. Spicy too ... I like it!!! A nice floating Malay Village with their homes are built over the water. If you have been to Kukup Island at Johor, it looks similar as there also have the... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Having just seen the awesome Phang Nga island, the tour took us to the sea gypsies. Their homes are all built over the water - it was an interesting site as you passed by but stopping there was not my idea of fun. It is a collection of shacks on stilts. The wooden walkways didn't feel that stable in places... More

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This is not really a tourist attraction. It's really a small and unique muslim community that live on the water and, I think if you booked any tour to Phang Nga Bay or James Bong Island or anything around that area, the tour may inevitably include this trip. If we just passed by it, I would have been fine looking... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I stopped here for lunch as part of an organised tour. ALP. The foot was barely edible. Burnt rice, over cooked chicken (to the point of being dry), with the vegetables and other options being just as bad. Given you have no other choice it can leave you pretty hungry. The market itself is nothing new. Cheap t-shirts, bad designs,... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Me and my friend had a private tour guide where he suggest if we wish to see the Gypsie village after the kayaking and sightseeing at the National park and James Bond Island. As we are curious about the village, we agree to visit the place before we go back to Sheraton Grande Laguna hotel. With our 1 pump boat... More

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This wonderful island build on the water, include some restaurants and souvenir shops. it's small but very rich , you can move around it's passages and talk with the residents. All residents in this island are muslims.

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Hong Kong, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

My visit to this village was a mandatory part of an island tour. We were told to please consider buying a souvenir from the villagers because it supports their way of life. Sadly, not 10 minutes later we saw a women with a captive baby monkey charging money for photos and a huge falcon-type bird tied up and living in... More

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Udon Thani, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

very goods place. Amazing sights of the world. The locals are very warm and generous spirit. I will come back here again.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

This is yet another tourist trap, which is a mandatory part of so many day trips in the area. It's a floating Muslim village. Wow. There's nothing to it at all, and all the locals do is fish all day long and wait for the bigger fish - aka, the tourists - to get caught in their traps. The food... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

As many tourists, we had a lunch stop at Koh Pannyi during our trip to James Bond island. The lunch was O, though nothing special. The village itself seems to be very commercialised and the village itself is not readily accessible for tourist groups. This is understandable, though, as these people have to live out of something and fishing won’t... More

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