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Phang Nga Bay: Koh Panyee – School Views

Koh Panyee School must have one of the more unusual locations for a school, in a fishing village built on stilts set in a stunning bay of limestone karsts off the northeast coast of Phuket in southern Thailand. 

Following on from my last post Phang Nga Bay: Koh Panyee – A Thai Fishing Village On Stilts; these are some photos I took in Koh Panyee School where our local guide took us during our trip to the village.

I was previously a teacher in Thailand so this especially interested me. I bet those kids don’t even notice the view!

Playground, Koh Panyee School (Ko Panyi), Phang Nga Bay, Thailand Koh Panyee School (Ko Panyi), Phang Nga Bay, ThailandRow of shoes outside classroom, Koh Panyee School (Ko Panyi), Phang Nga Bay, ThailandStudents in classroom, Koh Panyee School (Ko Panyi), Phang Nga Bay, ThailandHouses on stilts and mosque, view from Koh Panyee School (Ko Panyi), Phang Nga Bay, ThailandSeaside football pitch, Koh Panyee School (Ko Panyi), Phang Nga Bay, ThailandFootball pitch, mosque and limestone karsts, Koh Panyee School (Ko Panyi), Phang Nga Bay, ThailandHouses on stilts, mosque and limestone karst, view from Koh Panyee School (Ko Panyi), Phang Nga Bay, ThailandSea view from Koh Panyee School (Ko Panyi), Phang Nga Bay, ThailandHouses on stilts, mosque and limestone karsts, view from Koh Panyee School (Ko Panyi), Phang Nga Bay, ThailandClassrooms and playground, Koh Panyee School (Ko Panyi), Phang Nga Bay, ThailandClassroom interior, Koh Panyee School (Ko Panyi), Phang Nga Bay, ThailandFootball pitch with sea view, Koh Panyee School (Ko Panyi), Phang Nga Bay, ThailandClassroom exteriors, Koh Panyee School (Ko Panyi), Phang Nga Bay, ThailandMessage written on playground wall, Koh Panyee School (Ko Panyi), Phang Nga Bay, Thailand

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4 responses

  1. Wow I can’t imagine the view there! How long do these children on average go to school? Do many stay there?

    February 17, 2014 at 9:36 am

    • It’s s stunning location, Nicole! I saw kids from very young up into their teens there but I understand some go to school on the mainland or in Phuket. The village can only house a certain number of people and I think it’s particularly dangerous during the rainy season due to rough seas.

      February 17, 2014 at 11:47 am

      • Thailand just looks so amazing. I hope you are doing well and are happy to be back! 🙂

        February 22, 2014 at 9:55 pm

      • There are beautiful places here for sure but I’m missing Latin America!

        February 23, 2014 at 9:20 am

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