in the feudal war lord years, all the war lords stored their gold
and jewels inside Marble Mountain. The monks at the monastery
guarded the caves, gold and jewels as well as guarding all the
passages inside the caves.
The village of Nui Kim Son made jewelry for the war lords and
jewelry to sell (they still do to this day). All the villagers,
to insure security, never married outside the village. Over hundreds
of years of time it is believed that large amounts of gold and
jewelry were hidden inside the mountains of Nui Kim Son.
body really knows how much because the monks hid it and they
were the only ones to know their way around the insides of the
mountains. The photo on the left was taken at the inside peak
of one of the mountains. You can actually clime out and view
the surrounding area from the top of the mountain.
photo on the right was taken in 1988 way before any restoration
work had begun on repairing the entrance and walkways around
the mountain. This early photo shows the bullet holes in the
archway near the main entrance to the mountain. It has since
been rebuilt and no signs of war can be seen today.