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Xóm Sơn Thủy

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  • Day260

    The Marble Mountains, Vietnam

    February 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.
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  • Day79

    Marmorberge

    November 13, 2016 in Vietnam

    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."Read more

  • Day79

    Beach Hotel, Da Nang

    March 30, 2017 in Vietnam

    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

    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

  • Day4

    Atemlos durch den Dschungel

    December 19, 2016 in Vietnam

    Naja mehr oder weniger Dschungel. Eher endloser Aufstieg bei gefühlt 100% Luftfeuchtigkeit und immer wieder Regen. Es war sehr schön und aufregend da die Treppenstufen variiert haben zwischen 20cm und 50cm und zwischen durch einfach mal keine Treppe mehr war sondern nur viele Steine mit ab und zu ein paar Metalringe zum festhalten. Wir sind durch Höhlen gelaufen, geklettert und haben den höchsten Punkt erklimmt :)
    Ich bin froh, dass ich nicht einmal hingefallen bin (dann wäre auch sofort unten gewesen ) dafür hab ich aber mindestens 13 Mückenstiche :((
    Und mit schwimmen war auch nichts, weil der Wellengang so stark war und Flut kam, dass alles abgesperrt wurde. Trotzdem ein toller Tag! :)
    Insgesamt hat der Tag mit dem netten Taxi Fahrer nur 30€ gekostet. Verrückt! In Deutschland komm ich damit Grad mal von Selm nach Dortmund, wenn überhaupt!
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  • Day4

    Souvenir, Souvenir und Souvenir

    December 19, 2016 in Vietnam

    Zu Beginn des Tages wollten wir in einen Bergpark, allerdings war das Wetter nicht gut, wir sollten Mut einer Seilbahn fahren und es befinden sich 2 mit höhenangst in unserer Truppe. Unser sehr netter Taxifahrer hat uns dann stattdessen zu einem Souvenirshop gebracht und es war großartig! Hätte ich einen anti-schwerkraft Rucksack und ganz ganz ganz viel Geld, hätte ich den Laden leer kaufen können ;)
    Aber es wurden dann nur ein paar Kleinigkeiten :)
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Xóm Sơn Thủy, Xom Son Thuy

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