MARBLE MOUNTAIN

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A cluster of five hills is known as Marble Mountains or “Mountains of the Five Elements”. Mysterious caves within the mountains conceal elaborate altars dedicated to Buddha, Bodhisattvas and the different genies of local folklore. Dating back centuries, they still serve as religious sanctuaries.

The mountains also provide a valuable source of red, white and blue-green marble, and at the foot of the mountain, skilled marble carvers chisel out an interesting variety of objects d’art which made ideal souvenirs.