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China Beach

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  • Marble Mountains
    4 stars

    The Marble Mountains have been extensively developed and promoted as a tourist attraction, but the haunting beauty of the spot makes it easy to forget you're part of the crowd. It's an essential stop if you're in the area. The mountains are comprised of five limestone outcrops in isolation from the ... read more

  • Surfing
    3.5 stars

    Though it hosted Vietnam's first surfing competition, the waves along China Beach aren't great. You may get some decent catches near Hoa's Place. You can rent long boards, short boards and boogie boards at Hoa's for US$5 per use -- you can keep it all day if you like. If he doesn't have what you ... read more

  • Non Nuoc Hamlet
    3 stars

    At the base of the Marble Mountains is Non Nuoc Hamlet, which is crowded with stone carving shops and is very reminiscent of India's Mahalliburipuram, with the relentless, piercing sounds of stone being sawn into chunks and endlessly chipped away at. Ten years ago, there were just a handful of ... read more


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