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Plying the Han River - Danang

Following in the footsteps of the Spanish and French in the 17th & 18th centuries, the first American marines landed here in March 1965

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Marble Mountains   Five hills, formerly islands and made of marble.  Each is named for one of the universal elements of fire, earth, water, wood and metal.  The hills are a source of red, white and blue/green marble.

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Linh Ong Pagoda on Thuy Son  (water) the largest of the hills. Within the 'mountains' are many caverns, some of which are Buddhist sanctuaries.  During the war the V.C. had a field hospital deep in Huyen Khong Cave.

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China Beach

A center of rest and relaxation for battle weary  GI's.

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