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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 #31 of 35 Attractions in Krabi Town
Type: Islands, Neighborhoods
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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174 reviews 174 reviews
60 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Let me tell you the story of Koh Panyee first... About 300 years ago, some families of fishermen from Indonasia ventured in different directions, looking for better places for fishing and eventually settling down. The pact was that if a family does manage to find such a place, they would put a white flag on the top of the hill.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We were taken to the Floating Muslim Village as part of a speedboat trip to Bond Island. We had not realised we were eating there and thought the hour we were given was to including eating. So most of our time was spent exploring the floating village. Good choice. You come up the pontoon and actually enter the village by... More

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Flacq
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Very impressive how people live there, the way they are building and living makes it special in its kind, can go for that during a trip for the different islands..

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Margaret River Region, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Poor, unfriendly service from restaurant staff, especially compared to other parts of Thailand. No smiles, no talking, just throw your food on the table, and push you out the door. My mobile phone was stolen from the rest room, when there was no-one in the restaurant but us and maybe 12 other people, all of them local tour operators or... More

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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