Artisans of Da Nang

  • Port

    Da Nang (Hue), Vietnam

  • Activity Level

    Strenuous

  • Excursion Type

    Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD

    Price between $0-$50
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 5 Hours

  • Meals Included

    No

The Marble Mountain area has long inspired Vietnam’s artisans because it combines the natural harmony of the Vietnamese countryside with unique architectural influences. Your exposure to artistic Vietnam begins as you meander along Da Nang’s tree-lined streets on the way to the Cham Museum. This ethnographic facility opened in 1939, under the umbrella of the French Ecole Française d’Extrême Orient. Its collection of original sculpture works is displayed in four sections, according to each piece’s origin. Your coach will then head seven miles from the center of town to the grand spectacle of the Marble Mountains. Step off the coach for a 45-minute walk around this historic area, whose five peaks correspond to the five basic elements of feng shui. During the Cham period, this marble ridge was a Hindu sanctuary. Later, Vietnamese Buddhists built pagodas on its slopes dedicated to Buddha or Confucius. Nowadays, Buddhist shrines occupy several mountain caves which were bombed during the war. Enjoy a photo stop at My Khe Beach—once a wartime recreational hangout for American GIs—and Continue to Linh Ung Pagoda before returning to the ship.

Notes:

Minimum height is 2 feet.