Danang and the Marble Mountain
This will be a short post because we briefly passed through Danang on our way to Hoi An. Hoi An will be a very long post, because we spent 4 days there enjoying a marvelous little tourist trap.
We were driven from Hue to Hoi An over some mountainous roads,but mostly along the beaches. Danang just happens to be along the way.
Danang sits on the shores of what the US soldiers called China Beach. This beach goes on for miles. There are a few new hotels on the beach and more coming. Across the highway from the beach is the Danang U.S. Air Force base, which was the largest US airbase during the war. It sits empty behind a 10 foot wall. Too bad, it prime property for a big development, and I am sure it will be some day.
Then we arrived at Marble Mountain. It rises above the south end of Danang and overlooks the city and the airfield. Amazingly there is a huge cave inside this mountain which for many years served as a hospital for the Viet Cong.
The mountain contains pure marble of various colors.
From here went onto Hoi An.
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