Friday, February 22, 2008

Mountains of Marble

South of Da Nang towards the coast, stand five large hills called Ngu Hanh Son - Marble Mountains.

The mountains are a valuable source of red, white and blue-green marble, and at the foot of the marble skilled carvers chisel out a huge number of objects for the house and garden. Marble from here was used to build Ho Chi Min's Mausoleum in Hanoi, see my previous post.

6 comments:

alicesg said...

Wow, those are beautiful marble sculptures and well crafted too.

dive said...

I love those big urns, but it's not the sort of thing I can cram into my hand luggage.
Rats.

Old Wom Tigley said...

What a place to see and visit Jules... and what craftsmen these are.

Donna said...

Gorgeous Girl!! What great photos!

Fox said...
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Jules said...

Yeah too bad they were so big, as you say Dive, but we did buy some little ones. Lots of tourists ship the big stuff home though!!!