Few years ago, I watched a video about the story of a football club based in a floating village in the middle of the sea in Thailand: Panyee FC. The documentary tells that the kids there loved to watch football on tv but they had nowhere to play because there isn’t place enough on the island. Whatever, they decided to build their own football playground… on stilts with only wooden planks. You can see the rest of the story in the video below.
On my list to do in my life before I die, visiting Koh Panyee was definitly well placed and highlighted in neon. I had absolutely to set foot on this pitch. Now it’s done and it is probably the most incredible playground I never played.
Here some pictures of Panyee FC, one of the most famous football club in Thailand located in a muslim fishing village on a island of Thailand.
Words and photos by Nam Kunn