Koh Panyee is a Muslim village built on stilts in Phang Nga Bay, famous for its floating football pitch and the touching story behind it; check out this short film on youtube. Koh Panyee is about 20 minutes by longtail boat from one of the three piers in Phang Nga. Our plan was to go to the famous James Bond Island, and since Koh Panyee is on the way, we decided to stop on the way back to check out this village surrounded by picturesque limestone cliffs. Koh Panyee has developed into a tourist trap; but with such a sweet story and beautiful scenery, it’s worth a visit.
Koh Panyee, with a population of 1,800 people, was built on stilts by Indonesian fishermen at the end of the 18th century.
The original football pitch has been replaced with a newer.
The pitch and the mosque in the background.
My wife ready to take on Koh Panyee.
Fish on net dried in the sun to cook.
Lots of stalls aimed at tourists.
Koh Panyee Village Restaurant.
Check out the touching video.