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Non Nuoc Stone Carving Village

Non Nuoc stone carving village is said to have a nearly two-hundred-year history. The village was initially established in the late 18th century by Huynh Ba Quat, a craftsman from Thanh Hoa Province, and local people have earned their living from stone carving here since the 19th century. 

Today, Non Nuoc stone carving village located at the foot of the Marble Mountains, Hoa Hai Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District. Currently, there is a temple to the “Stone Carving Founders” at the Marble Mountains, and many ancestor anniversary activities are held in the village on the 6th day of the first lunar month every year.
Visiting Non Nuoc Village, tourists can choose the souvenirs and very meticulously honed by skilled artisans. Travelers will not be able to resist the exquisite sculptures, smooth gloss of the marble layer only found in Marble Mountains, such as statues of gods, animal, etc. All make up a diverse stone village, richness and originality. Each sculpture is a result of the labor feats hand talent and diligence. Each drill, chiseled features of these artisans have expressed the love for the inanimate rocks. Generations of artisans and their children work hard every day to create the most valuable works, maintain and promote the beauty of traditional villages.
From this village, you can climb to one of 5 mountains within Marble Mountain Complex to witness the beautiful landscapes. Five mountains were named after five elements of nature: Kim Son (metal), Moc Son (wood), Hoa Son (fire), Tho Son (earth) and Thuy Son (water). Of the five mountains, Thuy Son is both the largest and the most beautiful mountain.