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Address: Ko Panyi Subdistrict, Krabi Town, Thailand
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$915*
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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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Zurich
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

On our way back from the James Bond island we stopped here and enjoyed an excellent lunch. The place is very similar to Venice (Italy) - also built on stilts. We walked after lunch through the market and went to the back of the town near the mosque. Of interest is clearly the historical background of this place and the... More 

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Anthem, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Then move on to somewhere else. Lunch was directed to a place where the boat guide was given a portion of ticket. We are suckers for a good market but this village had the exact items in every stall. Food was average.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We made a visit to Panyi village on our way to James Bond Island,it was a chance to glimpse the fascinating lifestyle of this fishing village,that is built entirely on stilts over the water.Well worth a visit.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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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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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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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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