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Koh Pan Yi (Floating Muslim Village)

(This Is in Phang Nga Bay, Not Krabi.), Krabi Town, Thailand
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Ranked #30 of 32 attractions in Krabi Town
Type: Islands, Neighborhoods
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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

It is astounding to see a whole village built in the sea , it is even more amazing to see their facilities and how they operate sooo normally. BUT beware - it is VERY expensive and the inhabitants or sales ladies are not always too friendly .

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Wollongong, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We arrived for lunch as part of a day tour its a slummy area were kids were forced to constantly hassel us to buy their goods buy some man I was so disgusted buy it all. they have market stalls selling the same junk they sell everywhere in phuket wish I stayed in the boat..

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littlewick green
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

We sailed in to see the fishing village only to discover it was full of garbage, poverty, slums, over priced junk, children being forced to beg for money, and lady boys feeding monkeys with baby bottles, some monkeys in diapers. The worst and upsetting site was a majestic full grown very unhappy wild eagle tied at to a stick and... More

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I visited the floating Muslim village that was started by Maylasian fishermen when we were out on the bay. We weren't forced to eat here, we actually didn't eat here but we did visit the school. As a teacher I love viewing schools around the world. This was the first floating school I've seen. The kindergarteners were napping on their... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Stopped by this village on a sea kayaking/ James bond Island tour. Very interesting village built completely on stilts. A very unique opportunity to see how a small group of people live on the fringe in the middle of the ocean. As a soccer fan and as seen as a checkpoint on the amazing race, the floating soccer field was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

We stopped here on a tour to James Bond island and thought it was awesome!!! The food was amazing and there was so much for our table of 7 that there was heaps left over. Drinks provided also. The village itself was really interesting. A real eye opener for my kids aged 7, 10 & 13. Seeing the school and... More

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Bradford UK
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

As other reviewers have mentioned you are forced to stop at a restaurant at this village if you are doing the James Bond Island Tour. The restaurant tries to cater for the huge amount of tourists who visit every day. They pack you in, sitting you around big tables. It is a set menu, the staff quickly serve you. They... More

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Like most people I ended up here after the trip to James Bond Island. Yes it is basic and possibly not somewhere you would spend a great deal of time but I think it is fabulous to say yes I went to that Mad Place ( perhaps its just the zanny me but I like somewhere different). It is a... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

that village is part of a day trip to see James Bond Island and not worth. packs of tourist sheep eating their lunch here and wonder around. 75% of the village is full with shops. What a tourist trap. You feel like a walking wallet. all is overpriced. Avoid and wait in the restaurant till the tour goes on. Cultural... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

i've been there once last time i went to Phuket,with 5 friends of mine. I guess pearl was what they mostly sell there. None of us bothered to have a look on it. I guess interest does the matter. Because we are not so into pearl. for me it was kinda time wasting there

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