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Koh Panyi (Floating Muslim Village)

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Address: Ko Panyi Subdistrict, Krabi Town, Thailand
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Visited as a part of a package tour. The concept of a floating village is unique where transportion is by foot or sea. A lot of nick naks and traditional gift shops. Apart from... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are bareboating in this region, you must stop here to explore a community literally isolated from most of the world and lost in time. From other reviews on this site I can see how the village must look if visited as part of an organized tour. We arrived by boat that we chartered outside the tourist season and... More 

Thank 2012Nomad
Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Koh Panyi was literally the highlight of our trip! I loved visiting the Muslim fishing village, the locals are really friendly and they don't push you to purchase what they are selling. Its amazing to see how they live above water and how they made a soccer field and mosque. You can also visit the school and visit the children... More 

Thank Annie-Joseph k
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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48 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately, and as with many of the trips one can purchase in Phuket, this village has been built to attract tourists. we arrived by boat, were dropped at a specific Restuarant which is also surrounded / within a tourist shop - all selling the same tacky souvenirs- ate and left. It's not a experience at all.

Thank Renee P
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited as a part of a package tour. The concept of a floating village is unique where transportion is by foot or sea. A lot of nick naks and traditional gift shops. Apart from that there is nothing special. The food at the restaurant at the end was not good tasting and full of sugar.

Thank Mic A
Port Vila, Vanuatu
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36 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the Floating Muslim Village as part of a day trip to the area. We had lunch there, which was good, but then were told not to go anywhere outside of the restaurant, which I'm not sure would have been possible anyways. Very cool to look at on the boat ride in and out though. Beautiful mosque can... More 

Thank brennagreym
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

We were on a day trip, going to a few places and stopped here for lunch. Wasn't great but it was edible. The place is cool and different. Did not have enough time to wonder. The smell from the toilets was disgusting. Definitely either go at the stop before or just hold it

Thank Heather W
Pattaya, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Take a leisurely boat trip around this interesting floating Muslim village and observe people living on moving homes, stores, schools, mosque, and restaurants. Lots of good photo ops for shutterbugs.

Thank Larry M
London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

This village is floating in sea middle of no where. Very isolated but the villas gets have made their livelihood there. The restaurants there served one of the best food I've tasted in Thailand. They have made a small bazaar inside where you can purchase Frm clothes to spices, small gifts made by the locals there. Be prepared to see... More 

Thank Snk2228
Madison, Wisconsin
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

This village is basically floating against a rock in the middle of no where. Very isolated, but they have made it work and they live there with ease. It almost kind of reminds me of a South Pacific version of Venice. The Village itself was not very breezy on the day I went, so be prepared for heat. You can... More 

Thank Chelsey D
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Service was with a smile, i would be just as happy if I could demand such margins. Price was akin to our five star hotel, unfortunately flavour was below that of a $1 street vendor meal.

Thank tniki

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