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Address: Ko Panyi Subdistrict, Krabi Town, Thailand
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Interesting but very touristy

Lots of souvenir shops and not much else. I recommend walking along the non touristy "streets" Try to find the floating "soccer/football field"

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago

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Kiev, Ukraine
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm happy that I had an opportunity to visit the place. The locals got used to the tourists to the extent that they don't even notice your presence and it's great indeed coz you may mix with them without being noticed. Wonderful place. The only thing for me to regret was that I wasn't drest properly for the mosque so... More 

Thank Kateryna_Ukr
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting place definitely worth going to. I didn't realise that people actually live here and have done for 200 years. The mosque is an amazing building and starkly different from the squalor around. Really worth a trip.

Thank Sallyhatesflying
Famagusta, Cyprus
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98 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Eye opener to see the life of the people living here. Souvenir shops available. Was taken to resturant chosen by a tour. Food was nice. A must see area.

Thank M19D16
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132 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of souvenir shops and not much else. I recommend walking along the non touristy "streets" Try to find the floating "soccer/football field"

Thank Juliesomuchtravel
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We came here as one of our tour stops and no one enjoyed it. It was very dreary and we were hounded by the people selling stuff. I understand this is their main source of income and bought something for that sole reason but was very uncomfortable. It was also very dirty and my food was not good at all.... More 

Thank sherri2314
Singapore, Singapore
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

This was an eye-opening trip for my family and I. This is the home to the descendants of 2 seafaring Muslim families originating from Java who travelled thousands of miles around South East Asia, looking for a good fishing place to set up their families. The settlement has developed over the years and there is now a newer mosque. Majority... More 

Thank Peggy T
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Worth a visit. Cheap food in restaurant panyee village. But very good taste. Town packed with souvenir shops

Thank dick v
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

We had to stop by this fisherman village bc it's a part of James Bond island tour. We had to sit with strangers and shared the food which isn't even good. I don't know if it's from this place or not but my partner got food poisoning after this day. This place is scary, dirty, dark and depressing. Nobody smiles... More 

Thank Leebrunto
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Travelled by boat from the hotel and had a sea lunch on arrival.The village is interesting and left me wondering how people can live there. I also had a sad feeling when I was made aware that this place was destroyed previously by Tsunami. There is also a market in the village where you can buy affordable staff, from food... More 

Thank Lene005
Gold Coast Hinterland, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The Muslim enclave has been built entirely on water in the National Park, including restaurants, schools, a floating soccer field, mosque and is a popular stop-off for those visiting James Bond Island. The food at the restaurants was excellent, the markets are run down, but still impressive, considering it's built on water. About 1600 population permanently, mostly involved in the... More 

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