Xóm Sơn Thủy

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  • Day166

    Da Nang - The Marble Mountains

    November 17, 2018 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Our next stop is Da Nang. It is not far (just 20 minutes) from Hoi An, nevertheless we started very early in the morning to be at the marble mountains before all the group tours. The marble mountains are located very close to the coast, what means that the view from on top of the mountain was amazing. On the way up there are several caves, pagodas and temples. It is an awesome place.

    Unser Road Trip geht weiter auch wenn die nächste Etappe sehr kurz war. Von Hoi An ging es nach Da Nang und hier zunächst zu den Marble Mountains (Marmor Bergen). Wir sind extra früh morgens gestartet damit Janine hochklettern könnte bevor die Tourbusse ankommen und es so richtig heiß wird.
    Die Berge liegen nahezu direkt an der Küste was den Blick von oben wirklich cool aussehen lässt. Auf dem Berg selbst gibt es zahlreiche Höhlen, Tempel und Pagoden zu bewundern und ich habe mir sagen lassen unzählige Treppenstufen gibt es auch.
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  • Day260

    The Marble Mountains, Vietnam

    February 21, 2016 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    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.
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  • Day50

    Scooter Tour of Da Nang

    July 23, 2018 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 90 °F

    I finally rented a scooter and have been touring Da Nang this morning. I've just arrived at the Marble Mountains after seeing the giant lady Buddha and the top of Son Tra mountain.

    I am so very sick of the constant selling. I stopped the scooter on the side of the street, and within 3 seconds a lady on a scooter was next to me selling something, probably tickets to the mountain. 5 seconds after she left, another one was there. I'm becoming quite a bitch and firmly saying no even before they finish their pitch, and sometimes before they begin. The second time I have to say it because they won't go away, I am a bitch. After I had to say no twice to both of them, both ladies said "fuck you" in perfect English. Back atcha.

    I'm dreading going up the mountain beause of all the tourists, but WTF. I'm here. Out for now. ✌️
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  • Day68

    Da Nang Vietnam

    March 14 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Docked in a very crappy industrial port.. yet again. It was peeing it down so didn’t expect that.went on a beach tour,but we went everywhere first. Marble museum, a richsaw ride, an silk embroidery place and a quick wonder around a market. And anbour to chill at the beach. Glad it stopped raining, still quite humid.Read more

  • Day79


    November 13, 2016 in Vietnam ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Die Marble Mountains sind fünf bewaldete Marmor- und Kalksteinfelsen, die sich nahe dem Strand von Đa Nang erheben und die heute eine buddhistische Pilgerstätte und beliebtes Touristenziel sind. In den Bergen gibt es riesige Höhlen und in mancher dunkler Ecke davon thront ein goldener Buddha, den man erst sieht, wenn man die Taschenlampe hervor kramt.

    Zur Geschichte der Marmorberge schreibt DIE ZEIT: "So malerisch war es hier nicht immer. Vor mehr als 40 Jahren befand sich die Grenze zwischen dem kommunistischen Norden und dem amerikanisierten Süden in der Nähe, die US-Truppen unterhielten einen Flugplatz unterhalb der Berge und sonnten sich in ihrer Freizeit am kilometerlangen Sandstrand, den sie China Beach nannten. Sie ahnten nicht, dass vor ihren Augen die Mitglieder der Vietcong in der Höhle eines der Felsen ein Lazarett unterhielten – und von dort schon mal Flugzeuge des Feindes abschossen."
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  • Day37

    Tag der großen Entscheidung

    August 13, 2018 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Die Marmorberge sind ein weiteres Highlight in Da Nang. Also fahren wir mit unserem Moped am Strand entlang zu den "Bergen der Fünf Elemente"
    Eintritt zahlen wollen wir nicht, also verzichten wir auf einen Aufstieg. Wir hatten ja bereits gestern einen genialen Blick von oben.
    Was die Handwerker aus den Steinen zaubern, ist unbeschreiblich schön!!
    Wir liegen am Strand und müssen uns nun entscheiden, wie die Reise weitergehen soll. Einen Flug nach Singapur für Ende August haben wir bereits letzte Woche gebucht... und danach??

    Option 1) über Bali zu meiner absoluten Trauminsel Flores Island mit dem Lombok Nationalpark 😍😍😍 Wem das nichts sagt, sollte mal schnell Google nach ein paar Fotos fragen!!

    Option 2) Borneo, Malaysia

    Gegen Option 1 spricht leider trotz der sooooo verlockenen Vorstellung viel zu viel. Es ist eindeutig teurer, aufwendiger und auch einmal angekommen, sind die Entfernungen groß. Auch Bali reizt, soll aber so touristisch und teuer sein.. Weil wir im Oktober wieder nach Bangkok müssen zum Heimflug, wäre auch der Rückweg nach Thailand mit viel zu viel Kosten und Mühe verbunden.

    Ihr seht, wir haben uns für Option 2 entschieden.
    Aber Indonesien verschwindet ja deswegen nicht von unserer Bucket-Liste! Es wird einfach beim nächstem Mal mit mehr Budget erkundet 😊
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  • Day79

    Beach Hotel, Da Nang

    March 30, 2017 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    This morning I went to the shoe shop to pick up the custom shoes I had made, and they also turned out alright! Not exactly what I was expecting but close enough and super comfortable so they'll be worn :)

    Afterwards we hopped into a bus and drove about 20 minutes to a hostel called Hoa's Place which was right on the beach. Our last beach day on the trip it sounds like! Immediately on check in I took a short nap, had some lunch and went down to the water to meet the rest of the group. We swam, hung out, tried to play soccer and were told no by the life guards (wtf?), and just had a good time. The beaches are so beautiful! The area is pretty small but undergoing massive construction. Almost everywhere you look you can see new developments. It will look very very different in a few years I think. Hopefully the beaches remain preserved though!

    Following our beach adventures some people went to play pool and I found myself Chatting with a few folk from Australia and America who have been living in the area from periods ranging 3 months to 10 years. It was neat to hear their perspectives on the area and just to have a good, in depth conversation. The owner put on a bbq Buffet and we indulged in some great food which included mashed potatoes! Yum! After dinner we played some drinking games on the rooftop and everyone from my group went to bed at 9:30... So I went back to the table my new friends were at and stayed up with them a bit longer. Hilarious people! I was so tempted to quit the group at that point and just stay there. Definitely a place I would go back to in a heartbeat, my kind of atmosphere for sure.
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  • Day80

    Marble Mountain, Da Nang

    March 31, 2017 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    We started our travel day by going to Marble Mountain, a series of caves and temples just about 500m from the hotel. It was pretty cool! There were a ton of stairs to get to the top and from there it was a network of different trails through some nature. Each cave had a shrine inside of it, and some of them were quite ornate. My favourite cave was one that you had to somehow climb these impossibly steep, narrow stairs. At least they gave you hand holds! Not sure what else to say except that it was quite a peaceful place, and worth a visit for sure! I really enjoyed the quiet walk through the trees just choosing your own path for which of the caves to stop in.Read more

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