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Koh Panyi

Saurav Basu
After spending about an hour in the company of monkeys and appreciating the Buddha temple (Wat Suwan Kha), I was taken to the next stop - Koh Panyi (pictured above). It's a Muslim fishing village, which is also the usual stop for lunch. Lunch is pretty quotidian and austere - comprising sticky rice, steamed veggies, chicken broth and fried chicken. It's an hour long stop, where after finishing your lunch you can utilize your time to pick-up some handicrafts, souvenirs from the shops or just stand by the deck and appreciate the nature (usually it's pretty hot as it's around 1pm :P)
It is found in the middle of Phang Nga Bay. James Bond island tour usually include a stop for sea food lunch at this charming floating village. The village is dominated by local sea farming Muslim families. This village is completely surrounded by water and consist of shops, restaurant, mosque and school. Purchase souvenirs and crafts from the shops at the village.