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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  • October 2, 2017
    For those who saw the Pirates of the Caribbean the footage was in that place, but as we couldn't see past the boat where we were no was no big deal. Just amazing waters
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  • September 30, 2017
    Don't expect much with this place. Tourists are not allowed inside the cave.. The caves can be seen from your boat from distance. The story behind these caves is interesting though..  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    The site is private property, therefore, is not allowed access to the cave. Walking, boat, you may view premises, stairs, etc. This place is beautiful, but is used for animal exploitation. Perhaps you've heard of a "food" rare, regarded as very expensive delicacy, which is mainly used for preparation of soups in Eastern countries, the "bird nest". They remove the nest that the birds they cook with his own saliva and eat in these preparations. This peak there and full of bird's nest, and tourists can only watch from afar.
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  • August 7, 2017
    Viking Cave is a historical place & It's so beautiful. we snorkeled next to viking cave and It was a amercing experience.
  • July 16, 2017
    Nice place but u can just see from the boat...water is very clear..you can see the fishes and some corals
  • July 25, 2017
    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.
  • July 16, 2017
    Nice to see, but nothing special. Clear water.
  • March 20, 2017
    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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