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Koh Panyi, Phuket

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  • All you basically get unless you set off and have a dig around yourself is a relatively modern restaurant and heaps of souvenir/clothing stands. Most of the place is actually on long stumps stuck into...  more »
  • The floating village is full of the locals. The restaurant is not too bad, and the market is quite busy. However, there is not much else to do in the island except bargain and shop around...  more »
  • It is an island of fishermen, where profess the Muslim religion in this island can be well lunch and a stroll through the town, take some good pictures and nothing more.
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  • Horrible!!! Dirty, stinky, smelly, small and lots of beggars! Go there if you want to feel sick to your stomach, not eat and maybe get some sea Gypsy sickness. One of the Worst places I've been to in my life. 3 Families started the village years ago, now theres around 100 families living there. Do you have any idea the inbreeding going on in there?! Every second person we saw there was Sick! Children cant stop asking for money. The stench is something out of this world. They let you eat at the docks before you walk through the village, since I don't think any one would eat anything if they walk through that flee infestest, virus breeding dump. I Live in Africa and I was Praying to go back to my country after walking through there. Do yourself a favour and rather hire a private long tail boat and go to a beach or hire a scooter or something. Go there if you want to catch sea gypsy Aids or something
  • Remarkable community. Floatation solution for our changing environment. If you're in the neighborhood I highly recommend you drop in. Thickly settled and not necessarily for the claustrophobic, but a very unique living environment. Now with a soccer pitch I see.
  • Worst experience in the whole of phuket Thailand!!! I got seriously ill with all the bacteria and viruses and inbreeding !!! Dirty, more like filthy... terrible smell, locals are rude and shopping is super expensive compared to the inland!! Would not recommend to my worst enemy !!! Once you arrive on boat and go to the restaurant.... everything seems great and delightful but when you go into the market you wish you never ate the food at the restaurant or even set foot in that place!!! Ended up sitting in the restaurant waiting for rest of tour only to see the buffet meal gets topped up waiting for the next group of tourists ... leaving the bottom layer of the food lying there for God knows how long !!! Lots of beggars and sick people on the island .... with no fresh water and no toilets ..... please make sure to wear a mask if you are truly considering going to this village .... better to look from the outside than to actually set ur feet in there !!!
  • Very interesting place. Good shopping-better than the main land with better prices. Not good for food though. Worth a visit. Must stay longer than 1 hour though.
  • Not fishing village anymore. A floating flea market on water would be better name. Also double prices for food compare to anywhere else nearby.

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