Ko Panyi: A picturesque Thai fishing village built on stilts

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Ko Panyi is a fishing village under the shadow of an immense limestone cliff in Thailand, notable for being built on stilts by Indonesian fishermen. At the end of the 18th century the law limited land ownership solely to people of Thai national origins, and due to this fact the settlement was, for the most part, built on stilts within the protection of the island’s bay, providing easy access for fishers. With the increase of wealth for the community, due to the growing tourism industry within Thailand, purchase of land on the island itself became a possibility, and the first structures of relevance were built, a mosque and a freshwater well.
source: wikipedia

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5 thoughts on “Ko Panyi: A picturesque Thai fishing village built on stilts”

  1. Immagini d terre lontane ove la serenità credo sia un’ottima prerogativa di vita
    Buona domenica e un sorriso,silvia

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