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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  • You do not need special access to the Viking cave boat tour, you can see the 1500s for a while. Viking cave itself rather than the surrounding landscape is much beautiful. (P p Max.)
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  • Not focusing on the cave itself, which cannot be entered, just outside of it I had the best snorkeling experience of my life. Amazing wildlife with exotic fishes of incredible colors. A must if you go...  more »
  • OK for the discovery but nothing fancy, we see just a cavity with facilities. Just a point of passage between kho phi phi and maya bay
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  • People are not allowed to get in there any more. So basically you just swing Past and see from outside. It is a nice view, but I would see what’s really in there. Still worth to go past in a tour. As usual, hope you are not crowned from other boats otherwise you won’t be able to get a good view of it.
  • As shared by others reviews, the public is no longer allowed. There are some locals with permits to go in and harvest birds nests for soup, but that's about it. You can go on a boat tour which will take you past the entrance and have a little stop and explanation by the guide. Nothing special.
  • The public is no longer allowed to actually go into the cave so as a tourists you only get to float by and see it from the outside. Many tour packages will sell this as a stop on their tour of the Phi Phi Islands. Yes, it is a stop but it is hardly anything in my opinion. You just float by and look at it and take a few pictures. That's it.
  • Visiting the phi phi islands this is a likely stop over on your speedboat or ferry trip. The caves themselves are rather interesting in that birdsnest (delicacy- banned in Australia) is sourced from the bird population dwelling within the caves. However from both speed boat and ferry stops I would say the photos of the cave are about as interesting as being there in person. The caves are closed to tourists and there is verry little you can do once here other than take more photos of the same cave entrance.
  • The boat driver that we were with only spoke very basic English, so we knew that we were passing by the Viking Cave, but couldn't understand why this is a famous nor why we couldn't go in. He mentioned something about the birds' nests, told us to take photos, and that was about it. It would be great if we can walk around the cave, but it seemed pretty dangerous to dock there anyways.

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