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Marble Mountains

Considered a fairyland of Da Nang, Marble Mountains or Ngu Hanh Son is a destination that any tourist traveling to Da Nang wants to visit once. This place is one of the national historical and cultural relics. It associates with the spiritual, cultural and historical values of the nation.

Coming to Marble Mountains, you will admire the enchanting beauty and peaceful atmosphere of natural mountains and water. Let’s join Origin Vietnam in reviewing some Marble Mountains travel experiences to prepare for your upcoming tour.

1. Where is Marble Mountains Mountain?

Marble Mountains Mountain is located at 81 Huyen Tran Princess Street, Hoa Hai Ward, Marble Mountains District, Da Nang City, Vietnam. About 8 km southeast of Da Nang city center, 19 km northwest of Hoi An.

2. How is Marble Mountains unique?

Marble Mountain is one of the top attraction in Da Nang

Marble Mountains are a masterpiece of natural landscape that nature bestowed on Da Nang. The harmonious beauty of the natural ecological area interwoven with the spiritual and cultural life, makes this place increasingly attractive to tourists every year.

This is the convergence of 6 limestone mountains right next to the coast of Da Nang. These six mountains include Kim Son, Thuy Son, Moc Son, Duong Hoa Son, Am Hoa Son and Tho Son. This landscape is famous for its picturesque scenery of mountains, clouds, and caves. It’s the best central Vietnam holidays destination.

3. When is the best time to visit Marble Mountains Mountain?

Traveling to Marble Mountains Mountain, you can go at any time of the year. But ideally, you should come here from early September to early October. At this time, the weather in Da Nang is cool and rarely sunny, very suitable for a visit to the Marble Mountains and bathing activities. beach and other entertainment in Da Nang.

4. How to get to Marble Mountain from the center of Da Nang city?

The distance from Da Nang city center to Marble Mountains is only about 8 km, so you can choose to travel by motorbike, bus or taxi.

  • By motorbike: You can follow 2 routes to get to Marble Mountains: Vo Nguyen Giap – Truong Sa – Non Nuoc or Le Van Hien – Non Nuoc. Traveling time by motorbike is about 15 minutes.
  • By bus: You can choose route number 1 from Da Nang to Hoi An, departing from Da Nang City Center Bus Station and getting off at Marble Mountains point. The time between buses is 20 minutes.
  • By taxi: If you go in a group, you can easily catch a taxi. Some taxi lines in Da Nang are Song Han Taxi, Mai Linh Taxi, Huong Lua Taxi,…

5. Exploring the beauty of Marble Mountains

Image of Marble Mountain cave

The Marble Mountains scenic relic complex includes 6 limestone mountains: Tho Son, Hoa Son (including Duong Hoa Son and Am Hoa Son), Thuy Son, Moc Son, Kim Son. In addition, this place also has beautiful scenery and many mysterious caves such as Huyen Khong cave, Huyen Vi cave, Van Thong cave,… attracting tourists to visit and travel.

5.1 Thuy Son – the largest mountain in the Marble Mountains mountain complex

Traveling to Da Nang without checking in to Thuy Son, the largest mountain and most beautiful scenes worth visiting in Da Nang, you will be extremely regretful. This is a destination rich in spirituality, culture and history.

Reaching the top of Thuy Son, you will be overwhelmed by the unique natural scenery of the entire Marble Mountains mountain, the image of the city in the distance and the beautiful, poetic beaches surrounding it.

5.2 Kim Son – Where the Avalokiteśvara Pagoda is located

Kim Son mountain has a cave about more than 50 meters long hidden at the bottom. Inside the cave are layers of very beautiful stalactites, diverse shapes, clear and sharp lines. In particular, the stalactites in the cave cling to the cliffs, forming the shape of a life-sized statue of Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva, majestically standing on a coiled dragon.

This is a destination not to be missed for spiritual travelers. In addition, Kim Son is also famous for the traditional Avalokiteśvara festival held every year, to maintain and spread Buddhist culture.

5.3 Moc Son with white marble Avalokiteśvara stone blocks

Moc Son has a white marble block shaped like a sitting person, impressing many visitors. The stone block is often called by indigenous people Guan Am or Co Mu. This is the only mountain in the Marble Mountains that has no pagodas or spirituality, and very few trees.

5.4 Hoa Son

Hoa Son consists of two twin mountains, Am Hoa Son and Duong Hoa Son. Am Hoa Son is located in the East, an attractive destination for passionate tourists who want to learn about rocks and art. At Am Hoa Son, the mountain slopes are tilted and broken rocks, and unique trees grow in the crevices of the rocks. In particular, there is a cave below that connects from the South side to the North side.

Duong Hoa Son is located in the West, there is Linh Son ancient pagoda, behind the pagoda there is Huyen Vy cave. In addition, there is also Pho Da Son cave, inside is Pho Da Son pagoda with historical stories about King Minh Mang’s sister.

5.5 Tho Son owns 1 tunnel and 4 pagodas

Tho Son impresses with its steep cliffs. This place has very few trees, located in the north of the Marble Mountains. East of Tho Son there is a cave about 20m deep, however the entrance is very narrow. In addition, there is also Bo De cave, known by another name as “Da Chong Mountain Tunnel”. It is a historical relic, once a hiding place and place of activities for ancient revolutionary soldiers.

5.6 Linh Ung Pagoda on Marble Mountains

Linh Ung Pagoda Da Nang is an ancient pagoda nearly 200 years old, located on Thuy Son mountain, a sacred place amidst the majestic nature of Da Nang’s Marble Mountains.

Visiting the main hall of Linh Ung Pagoda, you will see a system of dharma statues. It includes three Buddha statues, Manjushri Bodhisattva, Samantabhadra Bodhisattva, Avalokiteshvara, Sakyamuni Tathagata, Ksitigarbha, and Ksitigarbha. They are all elaborately crafted, including 2 statues of Ho Phap and Thap Bat Arhat.

5.7 Am Phu Cave is dark and mysterious

Am Phu Cave is a famous cave visited by many tourists on their journey to explore the Marble Mountains. In front of the cave there is Yin Yang bridge, and the road inside Am Phu cave divides into two directions: Heaven and Hell.

Am Phu Cave has 12 prison doors, each door has an official in charge. Coming here, you will admire the scene recreating the legend of the underworld, the punishments for people after going to hell,… After visiting Hell, remember to step onto the path to Heaven to feel like just resurrected, escaping the horror of hell.

5.8 Huyen Khong Cave – the most beautiful cave in Marble Mountains

Huyen Khong Cave is an open-air cave, one of the most beautiful caves in the Marble Mountains. When light shines into the cave, it creates an extremely shimmering and magical scene, making you feel like they are stepping into a fairyland. In addition, this is a destination that attracts tourists to pray for fortune at Lady Fairy Temple and for peace and health at Lord Thuong Ngan Temple.

5.9 Tam Thai Pagoda has ancient Buddhist architecture

Tam Thai Pagoda is a long-standing ancient pagoda, located on Thuy Son mountain, surrounded by charming natural scenery. Every year the temple welcomes a large number of tourists and Buddhist monks and nuns to visit.

The main hall of the temple worships Avalokiteśvara Bodhisattva, Buddha Amitabha Tathagata, and Mahasthamaprapta. Walking in the temple. You will feel their soul become strangely peaceful, and they will feel like they are wandering into a sacred place of Buddha’s land.

5.10 Vong Giang Dai

Vong Giang Dai is located at Thuy Son mountain, an ideal point for you to observe the panoramic view of the Marble Mountains complex, watching the Cam Le and Co Co rivers. This river viewing platform is located opposite the Ancestral Church of Tam Thai Pagoda. It has a narrow path, including slightly winding natural stone steps.

5.11 Non Nuoc Marble Stone Village

After visiting the Marble Mountains, you can visit Non Nuoc stone village, a famous traditional stone carving village in Da Nang. Coming here, you will be immersed in the world of artistic sculpture among works of exquisite beauty created by the creative hands of sculptors.

5.12 Non Nuoc Beach – tourist destination near Marble Mountains

Non Nuoc Beach, the most beautiful Da Nang beach near Marble Mountains, is an ideal destination for you to immerse yourself in the cool water. You can also admire the poetic blue clouds and ripples after the previous journey of sightseeing and conquering the mountains.

5.13 Xa Loi Tower

Xa Loi Tower is an architectural work with a majestic appearance bearing the imprint of Buddhism, the tower is located on the eastern slope of Thuy Son mountain. Xa Loi Tower is built according to a hexagonal structure, a combination of Vietnamese curved roof architectural style, Thai Buddhist architecture and the Tower has 7 floors, about 28m high. Inside the tower worships sacred Buddhas and 18 Arhats, especially the 7th floor of the tower worships the Buddha’s relics.

Xa Loi Tower in the Marble Mountains was started in 1997 and completed in 2004. The tower was built with a modern elevator system to help visitors easily go up and down the 7 floors of the tower.

Rock climbing Marble Mountains

6. Specialties when traveling to Marble Mountains mountain

6.1 Quang Noodles

Mi Quang is one of the specialties of Da Nang city. This delicious dish is made with a rich, sweet and fatty broth mixed with ingredients including noodles, chicken, shrimp, and served with crispy sesame rice paper.

6.2 Dishes made from fresh seafood

Near the beautiful beaches, the Marble Mountains area also has fresh and cheap seafood restaurants serving tourists. All types of seafood here such as shrimp, crab, crab, octopus, snail,… are fresh. You will be free to choose for the restaurant to prepare.

6.3 Da Nang seasoning noodle soup

Da Nang seasoned fish noodle soup is a delicious and attractive specialty. It leaves many impressions on other diners thanks to the unique flavor of seasoning fish sauce and affordable price that everyone can enjoy.

6.4 Da Nang Banh Xeo

Banh Xeo is also a favorite snack of many people when coming to the Central provinces. Layers of crispy golden pancakes are wrapped inside bean sprouts, shrimp, and meat, rolled with rice paper and vegetables.

Marble Mountains rock climbing

7. Accommodation when traveling to Marble Mountains mountain

The road from Da Nang city center to Marble Mountains mountain is about 8 km. If you choose a hotel in Da Nang closest to Marble Mountains, it is a great condition for a visit to the tourist land. This is interesting. Here are some hotels close to the Marble Mountains, you can refer to them.

  • Duong Gia Hotel. Address: No. 06 – 08 Pham Thieu – An Hai Bac Ward – Son Tra District – Da Nang.
  • Sunna Hotel Danang. Address: No. 27 Duong Dinh Nghe Street, Son Tra District, Da Nang City.
  • Hanoi Blue Hotel. Address: No. 128 Nguyen Van Thoai Street, My An Ward, Son Tra District, Da Nang City.
  • Gaston Hotel. Address: No. 56 Vo Van Kiet Street, An Hai Dong Ward, Son Tra District, Da Nang City.
  • FIVITEL Queen Hotel Danang. Address: No. 155 -157 Le Quang Dao Street, Marble Mountains District, Da Nang City.

8. Some other famous tourist attractions near Marble Mountains mountain

After visiting the Marble Mountains or Ngu Hanh Son, you can visit some other tourist attractions in Da Nang.

8.1 Visiting Ba Na Hill

Anyone who comes to Da Nang without traveling to Ba Na Hills is truly missing out. Take your Ba Na Hills ticket in hand and spend a whole day exploring this impressive destination. With this Ba Na Hills ticket, you will have the opportunity to admire the majestic surrounding scenery as the cable car system gradually takes you to the top of the mountain.

Coming to Ba Na Hills, you can freely participate in more than 105 games at Fantasy Park amusement park at no charge. Furthermore, the French village is an extremely ideal place to take “virtual life” photos. Taking time to admire the scenery on the Golden Bridge, which was voted by TIME magazine in 2018 as one of the 100 most wonderful places in the world.

8.2 Relaxing at Than Tai Mountain Park

What’s better than having fun with the whole family at Nui Than Tai Hot Spring Park? Enjoy the cool water and have fun at the water park with many attractive slides and slides. Continuing water activities in the swimming pool, jacuzzi, mud arena or experiencing Japanese onsen bathing.

After taking a refreshing bath in the water park at Than Tai hot spring. You can leisurely take a scenic stroll along the streamside path, orchid path, explore the Dinosaur Park or visit the Than Temple. Wealth and statue of Maitreya.

8.3 Watching the Hoi An Memories Show

Going back in time with the Hoi An Memories show, an outdoor art performance about the history, culture, and identity of Hoi An. Made up of 5 performances on a grand scale, the performance uses traditional Vietnamese ao dai as the main language to tell the story of Hoi An 400 years ago.

The harmonious blend of music, lighting, visual arts, and performing arts will take you through many emotions and create an unforgettable experience.

8.4 Visiting 3D Art In Paradise Da Nang

Bring your relatives and friends to 3D Art In Paradise Da Nang museum for an exciting day of fun. Let me tell you, this is the largest 3D visual art museum in Vietnam.

With 130 vibrant 3D works of art divided into 9 zones. They include Optical, Classic, Aqua, Safari, Central Hall, Fantasy, World, Egyptian, Imagine,…You will have plenty of opportunities to pose with the scene. Spectacular 3D deceives the eye.

8.5 Immersing yourself at Mikazuki Da Nang water park

After visiting the Marble Mountains, don’t forget to experience the hottest Japanese-style indoor hot water park in Da Nang—Mikazuki Water Park 365. With many spacious swimming pools and a year-round hot water system, you can have fun regardless of whether it’s sunny, rainy, cold or hot.

You will experience the outdoor swimming pool, terraced swimming pool and wave pool. You will gently float on the outdoor lazy river around the resort, or check in at the Mount Fuji model with many corners. This is another wonder at Mikazuki.

9. Some important notes when traveling to Marble Mountains

  • The terrain of Marble Mountains mountain is not too high and dangerous. But there are many winding, narrow roads, mainly mountain roads and can be slippery, you need to be careful when moving.
  • You should bring soft and low-soled shoes to facilitate movement.
  • During your trip to explore Thuy Son, you can choose to travel by elevator. If your group has elders or children.
  • Da Nang’s Marble Mountains is a vast landscape with many interesting attractions. You can find your own tour guide or follow a tour to be introduced to more places and go to more locations.
  • In Marble Mountains Da Nang, there are very beautiful souvenir stalls that you can buy for souvenirs or gifts. But you should ask the price and bargain before buying.
  • Because there are many sacred temples and pagodas. When visiting the Marble Mountains, you should pay attention to dressing politely and neatly. You should wear shirts with sleeves, pants or skirts below the knee.
  • To visit the Marble Mountains it will probably take you a whole day or many hours. You can bring dry food and drinking water to regain strength for the trip. But remember to throw trash in the right place and maintain general hygiene.

Marble Mountains possesses the harmonious beauty of natural scenery mixed with the charm of spiritual culture. Here, the temples and caves are intertwined, blending together like shapes and shadows. Certainly Marble Mountains is a check-in point not to be missed when traveling to Da Nang.

Origin Vietnam – a professional tour operator, is pleased to accompany you on your tours in Da Nang to explore the most travel beauties of Da Nang. With a team of consultants, tour operators and experienced and dedicated local guides. We are committed to bringing you exciting experiences with unforgettable memories.

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  • Get the panorama of this famous beach city from summit of Marble Mountain and Son Tra Peninsular
  • Take a cable car to Ba Na Hill to discover its beauties with cool climate all year round and especially Golden Bridge
  • Get the charming of Hoi An ancient town to back the past for a famous trading port
  • Understand more of Imperial Hue city with unique of Royal Palace and style of each mausoleum that show King’s opinion
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