Koh Sirey has for generations been home to sea gypsies and fishermen. The island just south of Phuket city is moving up market with new real estate projects in what used to be plantations. The view over the bay is spectacular. Koh Sirey is just a few kilometers from the bustling and ever so busy Phuket City. But it is like traveling to another time and place. The local temple, Wat Koh Sirey the hill, has a large reclining Buddha and provides excellent views of the surroundings as well as Phuket City.