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Marble Mountain

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NSA Hospital DaNangQue Son Valley

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Detail from Marble MountainBack 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.
Detail from Nui Kim Son village 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.
Cave entrnceNo 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.
StairsThe 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.
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