Viking Cave

Viking Cave
Viking Cave in Krabi

A 90-minute boat trip will bring you to Phi Phi archipelago, Viking Cave, or Tham Phaya Nak is located on the eastern side of Phi Phi Ley. There is no proof that the bloodthirsty Nordic seafarers ever visited this popular tourist site, instead it gets its curious name from the cave paintings within of long boats that resembled those of the Vikings. And given that some of the paintings also include elephants and a variety of other boats including motorboats and steamships, the popular belief is that they were painted by sea gypsies or pirates who sheltered in the cave during bad weather. The cave is also home to vast numbers of swifts, whose nests made using their own saliva, fetch high prices in China and Hong Kong. Locals gather the nests for the company that owns the concession, using rickety bamboo ladders, and is well guarded.

Viking Cave in Krabi

No visitors are allowed into the cave nowadays, the tour boats stop as close as possible and it still makes for a good day out especially if its part of the Krabi
Exotic Phi Phi Cruise offered by Kontiki that includes snorkeling or diving. A great day out for couples, families or a group of friends.

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