The Marble Mountains, VietnamFebruary 21, 2016 in Vietnam
The Marble Mountains, made of limestone and, you guessed it, marble, are just a few minutes outside of downtown Danang. Home to Vietnam's largest pagoda, riddled with caves, and dotted with spectacular mountainside gompas, it was easy to spend a day exploring largest of the formations. As one ascends the seemingly endless chain of carved steps, chanted mantras echo through the mountain's corridors and swallows rush past your head. From the top, the city of Danang, the sea, and the neighboring peaks are easily visible.
It is said by several former U.S. soldiers that the Vietcong optimistically established a military hospital in the caves of the Marble Mountains, which was purportedly within earshot of an American airfield, out of faith in the American's ignorance of the local terrain.Read more