Danang is a city of about a million people. It is the major commerical hub for central Viet Nam but most tourists pass through on their way north to historic Hue or south to picturesque Hoi An.
For many American visitors the name is synonymous with the war.
The enormous military base was often in the news. It was ‘liberated’ by the Viet Cong in March 1975.
Today the base is an abandoned place with churned up turf, rusting hangars and skeleton walls.
Nearby is the famous China Beach which is now a popular vacation spot in the warm months.
Also in the area is Marble Mountain from which tons of colored marble was taken for remarkably skilled sculpture
pieces and shipped around the world. Because the mountain is not limitless much of the marble is now imported from China.
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