Hospital Cave at the Marble Mountains, Da Nang
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Location: Da Nang, Vietnam
Among the many caves in the Marble Mountains, the most important and beautiful is Huyen Khong Cave. 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.
Once your eyes have adjusted to the semi-darkness, you can 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.
The beams of light play on the different statues and alters and I spent a very enjoyable half hour there getting this and many other images.
Technical SpecificationsCanon EOS 5D MK 3, 24 105 mm L IS USM lens 3200 ISO F8 @ 1/100th sec no filter
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