Saturday, 24 October 2015

Danang part 2....

24th October 2015

A small selection of breakfast buffet, plus pancakes, eggs, noodles, rice dishes , bread, croissant and a cake selection.....




....my favourite, pancakes, fresh fruit and coffee....


.....view of the rice fields from the bus...


....fish farm....


.....marble....






.....Bonsai everywhere....


.....pathway...



...carved marble...






.....growing out of a crevice on Marble Mountain...



.....156 uneven steps to the top with many shrines on the way....






...these two ladies were selling incense sticks so we could offer prayers....







....view from half way up...


.....fabulous variety of flowering plants...






.....an ancient king's tomb...



....love the trees growing at the top....


.....a cave, just had to go in....



....a small temple in the first cave, behind the statue is a very narrow entrance to the 'gateway to heaven cave, two of us ventured up....


....inside the last cave....


.....looking up, hence the name....


....these roots were amazing....



....one of many statues at the entrance to the deepest cave....


....these holes in the roof were made by bombs dropped in the war, an important Vietnamese died in this attack...


....the light makes beautiful shapes in the cave....


....can you see the face? All made by nature as this rock is a mixture of marble and limestone....


....just one of the shrines in the cave....


.....loved this pattern in the cave wall...




....orchids as an offering..




...very old tiles on a temple roof...


.....door and fence decoration....



....views from the top....




.....well worth the exercise, now off to the beach.....

....going to the Eco Lodge in the rainforest tomorrow for 4 days, no electricity so no more news for a few days.