We have returned to Hoi An, Vietnam and also explore Marble Mountain. We will continue to explore Hoi An as a place to retire to. We are having a great time in Vietnam and we are really appreciating our time in Hoi An and getting to know the Vietnam people better.
Can a RIPper living in Hoi An get by on a Cat 1 budget with a a decent lifestyle? In this episode we will also explore neighboring Marble Mountain.
So join us as we continue to cover what it is like to live in Vietnam. We will continue to contemplate the question, “what would life be like living in Vietnam as a retiree?” We will continue to see what the upsides and downsides are to living in a Communist country like Vietnam.
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Hội An is a city on Vietnam’s central coast known for its well-preserved Ancient Town, cut through with canals. The former port city’s melting-pot history is reflected in its architecture, a mix of eras and styles from wooden Chinese shophouses and temples to colorful French colonial buildings, ornate Vietnamese tube houses and the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge with its pagoda.
Marble Mountains or the “five elements mountains” are a cluster of five marble and limestone hills located in Ngũ Hành Sơn District, south of Da Nang city in Vietnam. The five mountains are named after the five elements: Kim (metal), Thuy (water), Moc (wood), Hoa (fire) and Tho (earth).
All of the mountains have cave entrances and numerous tunnels, and it is possible to climb to the summit of Mt. Thuy. Several Buddhist sanctuaries can also be found within the mountains, making this a famous tourist destination.
The area is famous for stone sculpture making and stone-cutting crafts. Direct rock extraction from the mountains was banned recently. Materials are now being transported from quarries in Quảng Nam Province.
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