Kelsey HayneComment

MARBLE MOUNTAINS

Kelsey HayneComment
MARBLE MOUNTAINS
 

Marble Mountains, or Ngu Hanh Son, reside between Hoi An and Da Nang, It's a cluster of five marble and limestone hills along the beachside. They are named after the five elements, and the one most trafficked by tourist is the "water" mountain.

Before arriving to the entrance and parking area, the streets are lined with marble of all shapes, sizes, and characters. If you need some statues, you know where to find them. The people will be more than happy to assist you!

Once I entered the main entrance, it leads you into the cavelike hill. There was a set of stairs that lead upwards, so I took the climb to find an alter. 

But, there were more stairs. . . and as you can see, it's not for the light hearted. 

The climb was worth it thought, because the view was breathtaking. 

View from Water Mountain

View from Water Mountain

There was some disturbing material that was too good not to share. Left was right as you enter the cave on either side of the bridge. Right was inside the cave, right about when my claustrophobia started to kick in. Helpful, right?

Outside the cave, you had the option of taking the stairs or elevator to the top. There was plentiful Chinese architecture, and it seemed to be created for tourist. Here's a few details: