MARBLE MOUNTAINS AND CHAM MUSEUM TOUR (HALF DAY)

  Marble Mountains, also referred to as Ngu Hanh Son or Mountains of the Five Elements, consist of five marble mountains: Thuy Son (water) which is the highest, Moc Son (wood), Kim Son (metal), Tho Son The (earth), and Hoa Son (fire). The Marble Mountains district is famous for traditional stonemasonry activity. In Dong Hai village close to Thuy Son, 600 families chisel stone statues and make jewelry and art works.

 

The Cham Museum in Da Nang was built in 1915 with the financial support of the French Far-East Research Institute in Vietnam. At present, the museum displays approximately 300 sculptures, among which some are made from terracotta from the period between the 5th and 15th centuries. The works were collected from Cham temples and towers throughout Central Vietnam, more specifically the area stretching from Quang Binh to Binh Thuan. All the sculptures are displayed in ten showrooms which are named after the areas where the pieces were discovered.

 

 

Itinerary:

8:00am depart from Pham Gia Homestay for Marble Mountain. Climb Thuy Son (Water) by the stone stairs and from the top enjoy the panoramic view of the surrounding countryside and visit Huyen Khong cave before entering Tam Thai and Linh Ung pagodas. At 10:30am rest at the foot of the mountain where you can visit Non Nuoc stone village, the home of local skillful sculptors who create wondrous marble products which are exported worldwide. At 11:30am leave Marble Mountains for Cham Museum. An hour is set aside to discover all the sculptures displayed in the Museum. At 12:45am come back to the homestay. Finish the tour at 13:30.

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