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An interesting visit, but definitely a tourist trap

Koh Panyi was an interesting stop on our day excursion. We booked a tour to James Bond Island from Phuket, which included a kayaking guided tour and a stop at Koh Panyi. It's a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Koh Panyi was an interesting stop on our day excursion. We booked a tour to James Bond Island from Phuket, which included a kayaking guided tour and a stop at Koh Panyi. It's a pretty cool floating village, but it's solely dependent on tourism. Our stop included a buffet lunch, which wasn't bad. Not a place I would have chosen... More 

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Kedah, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Its amazing how they leave in this small yet clean island. We eat lunch here and its very good. Plus the foods here is halal. Its a very nice visit to me. And the journey to this island by boat are so relaxing.. love it.

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Phuket, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A nice place to visit and on often joined to a visit to James Bond Island - most of the trips on offer here are for Join In trips via taxi and Longtail boats.... I have done several private charters to this area in Phang Nga Bay on a 52ft Coastal Cruiser which was great fun, me and a few... More 

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Patong, Thailand
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I have done the "James Bond Island" day trip from Phuket numerous times, and the last number of times I simply asked our boat man to pass this island. Something you can just do if it is only your group on the boat, and the boat guy is prepared to give up his free meal kickback for bringing you there.... More 

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Songkhla Province, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

From Hat Yai, Songkla by the team of Prince of Songkla University's Halal Institute, almost 500 kms 8 hrs drive, to Phuket we look and like what and where there are along. In current highway maps you can alternatively choice many shortstops as Phuttalung coffee break, Trang lunch,Krabi ice-cream, Phang Nga seafood and Andaman sea sunset arrival( vs Siam Gulf... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I went here as a part of a tour package. I had been to this place many ears ago. And then it was very nice. But today it's a rather boring tourist trap where everyone just try to sell all kinds of tourist things to you.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I had really wanted to see this but I was very disappointed. The tour stopped at the primary school then walked down an alley with tables of the same souvineres they sell everywhere and extreme prices. I paid 60 baht for a water when they cost 13 baht at 711.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Visiting of this village is included in all day trip to Pang Nga or James Bond island, so you have to go there.. Maybe we have other idea about this village, but once we saw it, we were horrified! First you have a bazaar with souvenirs, food, drinks. What to buy? Nothing. We all had and all you can buy... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This village is famous for two things: One is that it's a floating village. Though not the entire village is floating. They have concrete foundations to support their houses. Another thing is their floating football field which has a true story behind it. Watch it on youtube and you will come to know the hardships the kids have faced their... More 

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Phuket, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We did not enjoyed this trip,because just full of tourists,sellers and not any authentic feeling at all. Maybe if you ahve possibility to come by yourself is better.

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