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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. 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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  • This benchmark is to do when you go to visit Maya bay. The water is turquoise, and it's also a spot for the snorckling.
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  • A cave that you can only photograph. Usually the tourist stop for 30 min because in that area you can snorkel
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  • Well, can a cave, whose entrance seen from the boat and photography. That's it! Earlier, you could probably still enter the cave as a visitor. Now for conservation reasons it is locked because there birds nest / nest (as you told us). Certainly not appropriate as its own agenda for a cruise, make sense only in the overall tour (or offered).
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  • 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.
  • This is beautiful cave on the way to Pileh lagoon. This place is a big nature bird nest. Viking cave is the first destination in Phi Phi island tour start from Ao Nang beach
  • You can enjoy only by seeing it, you can't go inside. Scenery ia beautiful
  • Good diving spot, especially along the wall towards the cave. Sharks and turtles, if you are lucky.
  • Can't go into cave but scenery is beautiful and looks interesting inside. "Birds Nest Soup" harvest site.