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Koh Panyee

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Attractions Details

📌 Address

Ko Panyi, Mueang Phang-nga District, Phang-nga, Thailand

Opening Hours

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

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"When visiting Koh Panyee in Phuket, make sure to try the local delicacy, "plaa neung manao," a delicious steamed fish with lime sauce, at one of the floating restaurants. Also, don't forget to explore the hidden caves nearby for stunning views of the village and the Andaman Sea."

What is Koh Panyee?

Koh Panyee is a unique floating village located in the Phang Nga Bay of Phuket, Thailand. It is built entirely on stilts, with houses, shops, and restaurants standing above the water. The village offers a fascinating glimpse into the traditional way of life of the local Muslim fishing community.

History of Koh Panyee

The history of Koh Panyee dates back several generations. In the late 18th century, a Muslim fishing family from Indonesia settled on this small island. Over the years, more families joined them, and the village gradually expanded. Today, Koh Panyee is home to approximately 1,200 residents.

When planning your tours in Phuket don't forget to visit Koh Panyee.

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Why is Koh Panyee Important?

Koh Panyee holds great significance for the local community. It is not only a place to live but also a thriving tourist attraction. The village's unique architecture and rich cultural heritage have made it an iconic symbol of Phuket. Additionally, the tourism that Koh Panyee attracts provides economic opportunities and supports the livelihoods of the villagers.

Things to Do & See at Koh Panyee

  • Koh Panyee Mosque: Visit the village's mosque, which is situated at the center and serves as a spiritual and social gathering place for the residents.

  • Explore the Floating Village: Take a stroll through the narrow wooden walkways and experience the daily life of the villagers. Witness the vibrant colors of the houses and observe fishermen repairing their nets.

  • Seafood Dining: Indulge in fresh and delicious seafood dishes at one of the village's many floating restaurants. Enjoy the unique experience of dining above the water.

  • Boat Tours: Take a boat tour around the surrounding area to witness the stunning limestone cliffs, hidden lagoons, and mangrove forests that make Phang Nga Bay famous.

  • Shopping: Explore the local shops and stalls where you can find traditional handicrafts, souvenirs, and locally made products.

With its picturesque setting and rich cultural heritage, a visit to Koh Panyee is a truly memorable experience.

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Immerse yourself in the daily life of the villagers, savor delicious seafood, and appreciate the natural beauty of Phuket's floating village.

Frequently asked questions

Where is Koh Panyee located?

Koh Panyee is located in Phang Nga Bay, near Phuket, Thailand.

What is Koh Panyee famous for?

Koh Panyee is famous for its floating village built entirely on stilts over the water.

How can I reach Koh Panyee?

You can reach Koh Panyee by taking a boat or ferry from either Phuket or Krabi.

Are there any attractions or activities on Koh Panyee?

Yes, Koh Panyee offers attractions such as seafood restaurants, souvenir shops, and opportunities for kayaking and exploring the village.

Is it possible to stay overnight on Koh Panyee?

Yes, there are a few guesthouses and homestays available on Koh Panyee for visitors who wish to stay overnight.

Attractions Details

📌 Address

Ko Panyi, Mueang Phang-nga District, Phang-nga, Thailand

Opening Hours

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

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