The floating village of Phuket! At first I didn’t believe what I was seeing. We were basically in the middle of nowhere, when our boat approached this little village. Crazy that this whole place is just floating on water.
Oh. Did I mention this is where we had lunch?
As part of the tour package to James Bond Island, we got to eat Thai Food (Buffet Style) at a restaurant called Panyee Seafood Restaurant, on the floating village.
Reading through the internet forums, it appears that the floating village was constructed mainly for tourism purposes. Well I think that was a great decision and idea, because it is really unique. The village itself is inhabited by mostly muslims, which is why there is a Mosque where you can visit.
Unfortunately, we only had an hour to eat here so we didn’t get to explore too much of the village. Here is a picture of the restaurant though:
Not bad! though as you can see it was not really that packed. I mean, it’s not like you can take a bus or cab here.
The restaurants rely purely on tours to provide them with customers.
You are probably wondering “Is the food good?”
Well, I didn’t expect much to begin with since it was going to buffet style, but it definitely surpassed my expectations !
There were pad thai, rice, chicken wings, shrimp, and veggies. It was, actually quite delicious.
I obviously forgot to take the picture in the beginning, as the plate is half empty =p
I am hungry now. Eating Ramen tonight in Hong Kong!!! Will also post about that lata!