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Experience the thrill of climbing and rappelling safely on the limestone cliffs on Koh Pan-yee in Phang Nga Bay.Witness the breathtaking views of Phang Nga Bay and the local muslim fishing village. Koh Pan-yee is referred to by many as the Floating Village.
Note : Minimum 2 Person to operate the trip. 1 booked person will be kept as waiting list.
Phuket : Thailand
image1This small island in the nort-western part of Ao Phang-Nga is well known for its Muslim fishing Village built almost entirely on stilts and nestled against a towering limestone cliff. The village appears very commercialised the day when hordes of tourist boats invade to eat lunch at the village’s many overpriced seafood restaurants and buy tacky souvenirs at the many stalls. Yet once the tourist boats depart, the village returns to its normal self. The 200 households here – supporting perhaps a total of 2000 inhabitants – are said to descend from two seafaring Muslim families who arrived here from Java around 200 year ago. Ko Pany’s primary livelihood remains fishing, since only during the dry season do a significant number of tourists visit. In addition to a big green mosque, a health clinic and a school, you’ll find a market filled with small shops selling clothes, toiletries,medicines and all the other usual staples seen in markets all over Thailand – except for beer, liquor or any other type of alcoholic beverage. Besides alcohol, two other things forbidden on the island are dogs and pigs. Houses mixed in with the shops vary from grubby little shacks to houses with fancy tile fronts and curtained windows. The people are generally quite friendly, especially if you can speak a little Thai. Village men often gather to gossip and watch the sunset on the west side of the village near the mosque.
There’s a pay phone at the island’s northern pier. If you fancy a look at similar but less well known Muslim stilt villages in Ao Phang – Nga, take a boat to one of these villages in the huge mangrove forests at the nort end of the bay : Ban Ling (Monkey village), Ban Mai Phai (Bamboo village) or Ban Sam Chong (Three Channels Island). All are smaller and less touristed than Ko Panyi
6:00 – 6:30 Pick up from hotel in Phuket
8:00 – 8:30 Arrive at Dan Pier in Phang Nga Bay, transfer to awaiting long tail boat.
9:30 Arrive at floating village Koh Panyee and start of the Rock Climbing program.
Introduction to Rock Climbing, Climbing techniques and safety training.
Start Top Rope Climbing.
12:30 Enjoy lunch at a beautiful Thai restaurant within the floating village
14:00 Start Rock Climbing again
16:00 Conclusion of the Rock Climbing Program, transfer to Dan Pier by awaiting long tail boat.
16:30 On the way back to Dan Pier we make a short detour to view some pre-historic rock paintings featuring various kinds of animals.
17:45 – 18:00 Transfer back to Phuket and arrive at your hotel
Highly Recommended Tour Package @ Phuket, Thailand