Amazing Unseen Natural – Panyee Island
Panyee Island in Phang Nga Bay, is a floating fishing village, the people stay here more than 200 years. It’s not a prosperous metropolis, easy life, the main benefit come from tourist and fishing. The whole village was built on stilts over the shallow sea, surround of the limestone cliff mountain. All of the people here are Muslim of Java descendants, and more than 300 families who live permanently.
Although simple and crude, but this small village exists some facilities. They have a school, a mosque, a health centre and a lot of souvenir shops. The tourists are much likely to patronise restaurants here, due to the fresh seafood. It also has accommodation for overnight, so that you can enjoy the spectacular sunset and sunrise.
The structure of Panyee Island was impressive, why have the people will stay such a place? According to the source from the internet, it was established at the end of the 18th century by nomadic Malay fisherman. It also has a story, I not sure it’s true or not, just share it.
This group of Malay fisherman from Indonesia, searching for a new place with abundant fish and settle down there. Toward the north, finally get this island. After that they are raising a flag at the soaring cliff mountain as a signal, so that everyone could live here. The name of this island comes from this story, Koh Panyee – Island of The Flag.
Phang Nga bay has a lot of protected shoreline to explore, if you like to browse the landscape, long tail boat is your choice. Because it drive very slow, shuttle you to nearby some island, while cruising camera aloft for photographing. Gentle breeze climb to your face, surround with idyllic undulating hill, try to pause for breath and admire the natural splendour.
Casual rambles on Panyee Island, I feel that is an ever-present in the sea’s storied heritage. Most of the house was old, need to renovate. As I know the electricity costs more than six times higher than Phuket city. Some of them were living in suffer, but they do self reliance to have business with tourists. I also have made some purchase keepsakes and snack, they will very grateful to you.
I have not stayed long here, due to this is a family trip. Maybe on my next visit will be staying overnight here for photographing, sunset and sunrise in my target subject here. I wish to try aerial photography here, high angle will be the best for Panyee Island.
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