Draped in greenery and riddled with caves, these five marble- and limestone-peaks in the Ngu Hanh Son ward, just south of Da Nang, loom high above the surrounding landscape. And that awe-inspiring appearance helps explain the tall tales attached to these mythical mountains, each of which is named for one of the five elements. One local legend, for instance, has it that the Marble Mountains sprouted from the shards of a dragon’s egg. Follow in the footsteps of countless pilgrims by hiking the jungle-lined pathways. Along the way, you’ll uncover picturesque 17th-century pagodas, Buddhist shrines, and former hiding places for Viet Cong soldiers.
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