During December 2014, we did some island-hopping tours in and around Phuket. One of these hops included the village of Koh Panyi.
Koh Panyi is mostly on wooden stilts and has a predominantly Muslim population. Fishing and tourism is their primary income.
Check out the YouTube video at the end of this post for a feel-good story of their floating soccerfield and history.
Larger pics can be found on my flickr photoset
the jetty where we disembarked
boats and houses on stilts make up the bulk of koh panyi
koh panyi’s grand mosque, this is built on land.
they serve the best masaman curry ever
simple, rustic and basic structures make up this village
Koh Panyi’s floating village, mostly built on wooden stilts.
the infamous ‘floating football field’
school playground area
one of the local seniors taking a break
koh panyi village
most living quarters have their own little songbirds displayed outside
singing birds, used for local competitions