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Viking Cave, Ko Phi Phi Don
(2.4/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan your Viking Cave visit and explore what else you can see and do in Ko Phi Phi Don using our Ko Phi Phi Don itinerary planner.
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  • I was surprised to see that people live in this cave on a small island in the middle of the sea. According to the Guidebook there are descendants of the Vikings even though they live in this cave. I thought it's just quaint.
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  • one to tick off the list easily as part of a day tour. its a quick drive past but you'll get great pics 
  • We went as part of a trip to Phi Phi Leh. A cave is where a local kind of similar to a swallow bird nests, and where they have assembled structures of bamboo used to collect these nests to make a soup that is considered a delicacy in Asia. I would not recommend ex profeso going since you can even access it inside and from the outside does not too attractive.
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  • Can't go into cave but scenery is beautiful and looks interesting inside. "Birds Nest Soup" harvest site.
  • You can't go inside but, at least, thats because tey're protecting the cave
  • Bird nest desert collectors stop here. From your boat you just pass by. Delicious delight thought
  • Nothing special about this place, just a short drive by. The structures inside look interesting though
  • Drive by looking, nothing to fancy but ok on my way. I guess. Birds nest harvesting.