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Hospital Cave at Marble Mountain Vietnam
Among the many caves in the Marble Mountains, the most important and beautiful is Huyen Khong Cave or Hospital Cave at Marble Mountain Vietnam. After a steep climb up 156 steps, you then go down a semi-hidden flight of stairs to enter the cave which is flanked by two pairs of administrative and military Mandarin statues there to protect the entry. You can also see a high gallery containing a giant Buddha statue which is illuminated by natural light coming through vents in the ceiling at certain times of the day. The cave was a refuge for Vietnamese revolutionaries during wartime and used as a field hospital. It was bombed repeatedly which lead to the openings in the ceiling.