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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 July 9, 2016
Mic A
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Cairo
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The village is very interesting. The mosque looks great from the outside, the floating school is very quaint. But the shopping area is a bit touristy with overpriced products everywhere. Lots of haggling is required.

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Thank Sherif F
Yarm, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for a meal as part of a tour. The meal was tastey and had large portions. The shops are ok but the views were great.

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Thank ColonelC81
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place lived up to our expectation and more , the food we had in the restaurant Was one of the best we had in Phuket area . The restaurant was clean staff were friendly ....highly recommend it😎

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Thank Amin O
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Thank 2012Nomad
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

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.

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Thank Renee P
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 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.

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Thank Mic A
Port Vila, Vanuatu
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 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 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 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

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Pattaya, Thailand
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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.

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