Viking Cave, Ko Phi Phi Don

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The old cave paintings of Viking Cave remain a mystery even today, as depictions of old European boats and Arabic iconography raise the questions of how and why they got there. Due to the population of nesting swallows in the cave, the locals now gather the valuable commodity of bird nests (made out of the swallows' saliva) from the walls. The abundance of scaffolding, people, and birds in the area mean that entrance into the cave is rarely permitted. Most likely, you’ll by passing by via boat and your guide will recount the history of the cave. Put Viking Cave and other Ko Phi Phi Don attractions into our Ko Phi Phi Don trip builder site , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • In live 5 people to watch for birds that produce a very fine saliva with which it creates its own nest and which is then sold abroad, to something like 3,000/4,000 euros/kg. Saliva produced by swallows contains a protein that is very good for your skin and, in particular, the Chinese are making a soup which if taken daily hardens the skin, giving force to the man. Someone else says that the soup is an aphrodisiac, also inside there are paintings of old Viking ships, probably the ancient pirates took refuge there because of monsoon storms. Unfortunately no longer enter the quarry in order not to frighten the birds, still worth spending front.
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  • A nice cave to be reached by boat. The cave was a good resting place for pirates and sea gypsies at the old times. The bamboo constructions in the cave are because the swallow nest up in the roof and ...  more »
  • Viking cave looks very nice, but ... Enter clearly do not want. According to local legend there hiding Chinese Emperor Qin dynasty, but had in the end. Is this cave that there live sea swallows and their eggs are very useful. Therefore, sea gypsies still go here and collect these eggs for sale.
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  • Viking Cave is a historical place & It's so beautiful. we snorkeled next to viking cave and It was a amercing experience.
  • Nice place but u can just see from the boat...water is very clear..you can see the fishes and some corals
  • More and more tour boats go here as a way point on phi phi tour packages. So you don't get a good look at the caves for more than one minute as others are jostling to get next in line.
  • Nice to see, but nothing special. Clear water.
  • Interesting site but you cannot enter. Locals live in the cave and harvest bird nest materials for making the famous birds nest soup. Interesting and very dangerous looking bamboo scaffolding structures can be seen which are used by the harvesters to gather the material. Unsure to what extent the presence of humans and the harvesting practices are detrimental to the nesting birds though.

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