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Viking Cave, Ko Phi Phi Don

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Cave Geologic Formation
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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  • It's a hole in the side of a limestone cliff that you can't go into. All you can do is float by, but you're really not close enough to see much  more »
  • It is a cave that you can not go in with swallows in. There is a man who protects the cave from bird egg hunters. The snorkelling is excellent!!!! Like jumping into an aquarium.  more »
  • Viking Cave is not accessible but the snorkelling is a must. There are many variety of fish and they aren't shy either. Loved it!!!!  more »
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  • Just like every other cave, nothing special. Locals live inside for farming. Cannot enter. Just a short drive by yo appreciate it's formation.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful, crystal clear deep blue sea!! I had a nice swim with the fish 😂😂😂😂
  • This is beautiful cave on the way to Pileh lagoon. This place is a big nature bird nest. Birds best cave is the first destination in Phi Phi island tour.
  • You cannot enter, just see from outside. Not the best experience around Phi-phi Island