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  Marble Mountains

 

Vietnam

The Marble Mountains in central Vietnam, consist of a cluster of five marble and limestone hills, named Ngu Hanh Son, i.e. the ‘Five Elements Mountains’, by the Nguyen Emperor Minh Mang. Each is said to represent one of the Five Elements, i.e. metal, water, wood, fire, and earth.

 

They comprise numerous tunnels and caves, some of which now accommodate Buddhist shrines (fig.). Yet, during the Vietnam War, they were a stronghold for the Vietcong and contained a makeshift hospital.

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  Marble Mountains