Tang Chon CaveDa Nang, Vietnam
Tang Chon Cave is complex of caves and grottoes situated behind Linh Ung Pagoda on Thuy (Water) in the Marble Moutains, Da Nang City. It was discovered under the reign of Le Canh Hung (1740-1786). The main cave looks like a small valley with a length of 10m and a width of 7m. It communicates […]
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The main cave looks like a small valley with a length of 10m and a width of 7m. It communicates with the sky through “Thien Long window”. An altar of Thai Thuong Lao Quan stands in the middle of the grotto, an altar dedicated to Eight Varjas on the left and one dedicated to the god of Chiem Thanh on the right. Light through “Thien Long window” makes the cave become more beautiful.
There are five smaller caves next to the main cave including Tam Thanh, Gio, Chiem Thanh, Ban Co and Ray. Tam Thanh cave worships three gods, Thuong Thanh, Trung Thanh and Ha Thanh. Gio (Wind) Cave is located just by the Tam Thanh cave; it is windy all the year around.
Chiem Thanh Cave has a shape of semi-circular, dedicated to the gods of Cham people. Ray Cave, five meters from the main grotto, has five-color stalactites. Ban Co (Chess board) Cave was legendarily a place where fairies came to play chess on the stone set of table.