Born of a rich old legend the Marble Mountains of Vietnam are a cluster of 5 mountains representing the 5 elements of: earth, fire, wood, water and metal. Cave entrances and tunnels make these mountains one of Vietnam’s most popular tourist attractions. For a full experience of Vietnams heritage choose to stay at a Hoi An spa resort, this unique port city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the old city still maintaining many unique buildings. The Anantara Hoi An Resort sits serenely besides the scenic Thu Bon River and is just 47kms from the Marble Mountains.
Experience a 2000 year old culture in Hoi An, amidst the luxurious splendour of this elegant hotel. Beautiful French colonial style buildings house the 93 rooms and suites, while all modern amenities will soon have you relaxed and enjoying the quiet vibes of laid back Hoi An. Indulge in some personal pampering at the marvellous spa, which promises to rejuvenate mind body and soul with signature treatments such as essence of life massage, Journey to Far East and Vietnamese four hands massage. Enjoy a romantic Anantara Thu Bon River Cruise and exploring the 16th century splendour of Hoi An from this luxury hotel.
The marble mountains are said to be fragments of a dragon egg forming the five peaks known as Kim(metal), Thuy(water), Moc(wood), Hoa(fire) and Tho(earth). Caves are found in all the mountains while some tunnels will lead you to the peak of one of the mountains. Located in Nghu Hanh Son ward south of Da Nang city the marble mountains are about 47kms from historic Hoi An.
The mountains are famous for its marble creations and exquisite Buddhist monasteries. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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