Escorted Rail Tours to Marble Mountains
Earth, water, fire, wood and metal
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Marble Mountains were given their name because they were known to contain marble - though they consist mainly of limestone. Each of the five mountains is named after the five 'elements': Earth, Water, Fire, Wood and Metal. Offering wonderful views over the surrounding region near Danang, there are various cave entrances and a number of tunnels running through the mountains, as well as a selection of Buddhist sanctuaries - which have ensured a sense of mystique has prevailed over this special location. Until relatively recently, the mountains were being mined for their marble, but moves have since been taken to preserve them and this is no longer allowed.