Towering over its surroundings and presenting a network of caves and marble crafts depicting mystical creatures and images of Buddha; there certainly isn’t a more appropriate name to this natiral/cultural phenomenon than Marble Mountains. Consisting of five limestone and marble formations, you can very well conquer these natural karsts and reward yourself with awesome views of the surrounding area.
Whether in Hue, Hoi An or Danang, you can easily transfer yourself to the natural beauty of Marble Mountains. Just the atmosphere itself is captivating. Imagine yourself high up from the ground with Buddhist sanctuaries, ringing bells and chimes with panoramic views of the South China Sea as far as the eye can see. Convinced?
The five formations are named after the five elements, Kim (metal), Thuy (water), Moc (wood), Hoa (fire) and Tho (earth). Each of them features entrances that lead to pretty cool tunnel networks. Choose your destiny.
Feeling a little fit? Feeling like you want to conquer something? Then you are in the right place. Of all the mountains, Thuy should offer you the best challenge (there, we made the choice for you). Along the way, you’ll also pass pagodas that date back to the 17th century. There are also caves, one of which is Van Thong. Inside the cavern is an ancient stele and a large Buddha image. Behind the statue is a narrow pathway, called Road to Heaven that leads up to the peak of Thuy Mountain. This is where you will need to push yourself a little bit because waiting for you is rock climb, which you will need to do in order to move up. And once you do, voila, magnificent views! Savor it. Take a picture and capture the moment and you personal triumph. After absorbing the view, you can head down and visit numerous pagodas, with some hosting fine Buddha statues and other carvings.
You too can marvel at the wonders of Marble Mountains. It is a popular destination for those at Danang, Hue or Hoi An, and it is easy to see why. You may contact us if you would like to experience Marble Mountains in our Absolute Vietnam tour. This is as detailed as it gets when it comes to exploring this wonderful, vibrant and colorful country.
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