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Address: Ko Panyi Subdistrict, Krabi Town, Thailand
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$880*
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Interesting but some cringe worthy sights

It's a shame this place is so busy, the food was good and it was interesting to see a different way of life. I saw some dying seahorses in a tiny tank, it really put a dampener... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Amazing, an entire village on the water. Beautiful, feels like you are taken back to the 1960's. Rustic, great food, friendly people, a really great experience. Traditional Muslim food and hospitality

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Went to Koh Panyi on the way to James Bond Island just as a 30 minute stop. Is a great place for photographers taking pics from the sea and in the village. The children will try to sell you overpriced trinkets.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

It's a shame this place is so busy, the food was good and it was interesting to see a different way of life. I saw some dying seahorses in a tiny tank, it really put a dampener on things. I feel like some of the islands need better management.

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Brno, Czech Republic
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25 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The former fishing village, which turned into a tourist attraction. The visit is part of the many boat trips. Very good food at the restaurant. Number of souvenir shops.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I went to this place as part of a James Bond Island tour. I was quite fascinated by the whole idea of a floating village. Hard to wrap my western brain around it! We stopped there for lunch which was really dissappointing. It was such a great opportunity to experience local food but we got deep fried shrimp and chicken.... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Interesting village, but given the fact that there is really NOTHING else to see I would consider it classifying it to a "tourist trap" (1x floating "stadium", 1x nice mosque and tons of shops selling all the same items).

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London, United Kingdom
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is a small Island where the first Muslim villagers moved to over 200 years ago, where houses and Restaurants are built on Stilts. The location would be impossible for anyone who is Handicapped. The Restaurants appeared busy but when I ventured to the back of the restaurant the Kitchens would never pass any Health & Safety inspection..eating here is... More 

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Manly, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

I thought it was amazing to visit this floating village to see how other people live. We found it much more interesting to see their homes & the school, rather than the touristy shops and mosque on the "island". I highly recommend if you're going to donate money you do it at the school as they have Perspex or wooden... More 

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Raleigh
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We stopped by the village like many other reviewers as a part of a day trip to Bond Island. All people at our table enjoyed lunch which consisted of mostly thai and some american fast food. I found it funny that guys raved about the french fries being like McDonalds. We asked for refills on mussaman curry, it was excellent.... More 

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gulf shores
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

My wife and I visited in December 2014. We were on a private day tour by longtail boat with the Faa Hao tour group out of their private pier in Phang Nga Bay. The tour cost 5,000.00 THB or $155.00 USD for two people. We stopped at James Bond island and then Koh Panyi (the floating Muslim Village). Very nice.... More 

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