Getting the thrill from rock climbing in Da Nang

By Nguyen Dong   November 27, 2016 | 09:55 am GMT+7

The new activity at the Marble Mountains is exciting many foreign visitors.

The coastal city of Da Nang, which has attracted millions of tourists each year, is adding a must-try activity for visitors: rock climbing.

The new rock climbing trips will give the outdoorsy and adventurous types a memorable day at the famous Marble Mountains, a group of five marble and limestone mountains.

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The rock climbing trips are run by a tourism company on Thuy Son Mountain, the largest out of the five mountains. Those taking the trip will be given a short lesson.

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The tour also gives visitors a chance to experience rappelling in descent.

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Players move down with two climbing ropes. One is used by themselves to control their descent while the other is controlled by the guides to ensure the players’ safety.

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Tour guide Viet Thao said that players rappel rom a height of 25 meters to a below cave.

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There are always two guides, one standing on the top and the other in the cave to support players.

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Some areas in the cave are very dark so players have to observe carefully.

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Ticket price is $57, quite high for Vietnamese travelers so "the majority of players are foreigners," said tour guide Thao.

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Enit from Denmark said that he felt happy after conquering the mountain and descending safely.

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Unlike Enit, some other players were not very successful.

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Climbing ropes imported from Europe can withstand a maximum load of two tons. The tour guides have been trained by foreign teachers and obtained climbing certificates from the Singapore Mountaineering Federation.

Photos by VnExpress/Nguyen Dong

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