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Koh Pannyi (Sea Gypsie Island)

Phuket, Thailand
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Ranked #103 of 125 attractions in Phuket
Type: Historic Sites
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Los Angeles, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
59 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
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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Melbourne
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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53 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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
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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Vilnius
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43 attraction reviews
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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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Knoxville, Tennessee
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

If you are committed to "touristy" sites then do not go to the Sea Gypsy Village. This is a small village with people trying to get by on what they know - fishing. The people are friendly but distant (as I would be too). We walked back into the village to see what life is like. We enjoyed it and... More

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Queensland
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We came here as part of our day trip. It is essentially a floating housing area with restaurants, tourist shops a school and a mosque that is still under construction. Food here was great, and glad that it was not western style. You can take a walk through the shops and to the school but its the same tourist stuff... More

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