Search
Non Nuoc stone carving village
Picture of Ruby Le

Ruby Le

Ruby Le is keen on traveling and exploring undiscovered places in Vietnam. He loves to share travel experiences, photos, and write articles after every trip.

Non Nuoc Stone Carving Village

In the sunny and windy land of Da Nang, there is a stone village famous for its excellent stone carving skills, which is Non Nuoc Ngu Hanh Son Stone Village. It is considered a cultural and artistic treasure of the Vietnamese people.

With unique and sophisticated stone sculptures, Non Nuoc Stone Carving Village has become an attractive destination for tourists from all over to visit. Let’s explore this special craft village with Origin Vietnam.

IMG Non Nuoc Stone Carving Village 5

1. Where is Non Nuoc stone carving village?

Non Nuoc Ngu Hanh Son stone carving village is located right at the foot of Ngu Hanh Son mountain. This place is located in Hoa Hai ward, Ngu Hanh Son district, Da Nang city, Vietnam. About 14 km southeast of Da Nang city center, about 16 km northwest of Hoi An city and about 110 km southeast of Hue city.

2. How is Non Nuoc stone carving village unique?

Non Nuoc stone carving village is an attractive place to visit in the journey to explore Da Nang tourism. After more than 300 years of existence and development, the fine art stone works here have become unique artistic handicraft products and the pride of the people of Da Nang city.

Moreover, when you step into Non Nuoc stone village in Da Nang, you will feel like you are lost in the “land of stones” with large and small stones of all shapes and sizes. Each work has a different shape and is created by the talented and meticulous hands of a stonemason.

3. History of the formation of Non Nuoc stone carving village

According to archival documents about Non Nuoc fine arts stone village, the founder of this craft village is Huynh Ba Quat, a native of Thanh Hoa. History of the formation of Non Nuoc stone craft village:

  • At the end of the 17th century – the beginning of the 18th century, the Da Nang Non Nuoc fine arts stone village was born. Huynh Ba Quat settled at the foot of Ngu Hanh Son mountain and discovered a cluster of marble mountains to create fine art stone works. After that, he passed the profession on to his children, grandchildren and people in the village.
  • In the early 19th century, the Nguyen Dynasty built many mausoleums and palaces, so the Non Nuoc stone carving village (Ngu Hanh Son Da Nang) had the opportunity to develop. Many good workers were awarded the rank of Nine and were invited to travel all over the country.
  • Currently, Non Nuoc stone carving village has more than 500 production facilities and is recognized as a national intangible cultural heritage.
IMG Non Nuoc Stone Carving Village 1

4. When is the best time to visit Non Nuoc stone carving village?

When traveling to Non Nuoc stone carving village, 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 beach activities and other entertainment in Da Nang.

5. How to get to Non Nuoc stone carving village from Da Nang city center?

5.1 Motorcycle:

  • Actually, this is the most popular and flexible means of transportation to Non Nuoc stone carving village. You can easily rent motorbikes at motorbike rental shops in Da Nang city at reasonable prices.
  • Distance: From Da Nang city center to Non Nuoc fine arts stone village about 14 km. Visitors can follow Ngu Hanh Son street, then turn left onto Non Nuoc street.
  • Travel time: About 15-20 minutes.

5.2 Taxi:

  • Taxis are a convenient and comfortable means of transport for tourists, especially those with a lot of belongings or traveling with family.
  • Taxi price: From Da Nang city center to Non Nuoc stone carving village is about 150,000 – 200,000 VND.
  • Travel time: About 10-15 minutes.

5.3 Bus:

  • You can take bus number 1 or number 4 from Da Nang city center to Non Nuoc stone carving village.
  • Ticket price: 7,000 VND/trip.
  • Travel time: About 30-40 minutes.

5.4 Grab:

  • Grab is a popular technology ride-hailing service in Vietnam. Visitors can easily book a Grab car to travel to Non Nuoc stone carving village.
  • Fares: Depending on time and vehicle type, Grab fares from Da Nang city center to Non Nuoc stone village range from 40,000 – 70,000 VND.
  • Travel time: About 10-15 minutes.

5.5 Driving a private car:

  • Distance: From Da Nang city center to Non Nuoc stone village about 8km. Visitors can follow Ngu Hanh Son street, then turn left onto Non Nuoc street.
  • Travel time: About 15-20 minutes.
  • Note:
  • Tourists should pay attention to traffic safety and obey road traffic rules.
  • Non Nuoc stone village has many narrow alleys, visitors should be careful when driving.
  • You can park their cars at public parking lots near Non Nuoc stone village.

5.6 Car rental:

  • Tourists can rent a car to drive themselves or have a driver in Da Nang to travel to Non Nuoc stone village.
  • Car rental price:
  • Self-driving car rental: 600,000 – 1,000,000 VND/day.
  • Car rental with driver: 1,200,000 – 1,500,000 VND/day.
  • Travel time: About 15-20 minutes.
IMG Non Nuoc Stone Carving Village 2

6. Activities and experiences at Non Nuoc stone carving village

6.1 Admiring masterpieces of high artistic value

Non Nuoc Ngu Hanh Son stone products are very diverse in shape, size, color, and type. Every year, this place produces more than 80,000 fine art stone products. The works of Non Nuoc stone carving village have many uses such as:

  • Serving daily life including dishes, vases, teapots…
  • Serving spiritual life including tombstones, reliefs, Buddha statues, Arhat statues, Cham statues…
  • Buying souvenirs including animal statues, portrait statues of Vietnamese and Western girls, statues of revolutionaries…

From a simple block of marble taken from the foot of Ngu Hanh Son mountain, through the talented hands of artisans, the stone blocks become smooth, shiny and reveal beautiful stone patterns.

In particular, all works are skillfully and extremely delicately carved by stone village craftsmen. You can easily choose for yourself beautiful small items to preserve memories in a craft village more than 300 years old.

6.2 Exploring ancient Champa and Vietnamese culture at Non Nuoc stone carving village

Furthermore, Non Nuoc Stone Carving Village is the intersection of two unique cultures – ancient Vietnamese culture and Champa culture. Fine art stone works have a special influence from the Champa culture in My Son sanctuary.

With hundreds of Champa statues with all styles and shapes are sculpted extremely delicately by artisans. These are statues of Yoni, Linga, Garuda bird or graceful dancer in the Apsara dance, statues of Indra, Nandin bull, Garuda bird, etc. Besides, there are works representing ancient Vietnamese culture such as sculptures. dragons, turtles, and phoenixes on tombstones, pagodas, and mausoleums.

7. Enjoying Da Nang specialties when traveling to Non Nuoc stone carving village

7.1 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.

7.2 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.

7.3 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.

7.4 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.

8. Accommodation when traveling to Non Nuoc stone carving village

If you choose some hotels in Da Nang that are closest to Non Nuoc stone carving village, it is a great condition for a visit to this tourist land. This is interesting. Here are some hotels close to the Marble Mountains, you can refer to them.

  • 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.
  • 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.
IMG Non Nuoc Stone Carving Village 7

9. Some other famous tourist attractions near Non Nuoc stone carving village

9.1 Quan Am Pagoda

Quan Am Pagoda, also known as Avalokiteśvara Pagoda, is a pagoda located at the foot of Kim Son Mountain, in the Ngu Hanh Son scenic spot, Da Nang city, Vietnam. The pagoda was built in 1957, and is one of the most sacred and famous pagodas in Da Nang.

Surrounding the pagoda is a beautiful natural landscape, with majestic mountains and charming rivers. Besides, the pagoda also has many other architectural works such as: Maitreya Buddha statue, Shakyamuni Buddha statue, Nam Hai Guanyin Buddha statue,…

This is also a famous spiritual tourist destination in Da Nang. Every year, the pagoda welcomes millions of domestic and foreign tourists to visit and worship.

9.2 Am Phu Cave

Am Phu Cave is one of the most famous attractions of the Marble Mountains scenic complex, Da Nang. Located on the southern slope of Thuy Son mountain, the cave was formed by the erosion of rainwater and wind over millions of years. The cave is the largest in size and more complex than the cave complexes in Ngu Hanh Son.

To enter the cave, visitors must pass through the Am Duong bridge, a stone bridge spanning a small stream. The bridge has two ends, one black end represents yin, the other white end represents yang.

Inside the cave, visitors will admire a mysterious space, recreating the 9 levels of hell according to the concept of Vietnamese people. Each level of hell has different punishments for people with different sins.

9.3 Tam Thai Pagoda

Tam Thai Pagoda is the most ancient and oldest pagoda in Da Nang, located on Thuy Son mountain, one of five mountains in the Ngu Hanh Son scenic complex. The pagoda was built in the Later Le Dynasty, around 1630, and was led by Master Hung Lien from China.

Tam Thai Pagoda has unique architecture, blending Buddhist architectural style and Vietnamese folk architecture. The pagoda consists of three floors, each floor worships a different Buddha. The upper floor worships Shakyamuni Buddha, the middle floor worships Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara and the lower floor worships Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha.

In addition, in the pagoda there are many Buddha statues, Bodhisattva statues and other architectural works such as: bell tower, bell tower, Patriarch church,…

Visiting Non Nuoc stone carving village, you will go from surprise to surprise by the ingenuity of the artisans. This is a place where people are working day and night diligently “breathing life” into the stone slabs to create works of high cultural and artistic value. Non Nuoc stone carving village is also a unique cultural feature for Da Nang to promote its image to tourists all over the world.

Please contact us, Origin Vietnam – a leading tour operator, you will receive updated and useful information about attractive destinations throughout Vietnam. We also accompany you on your private tour Da Nang to explore the beauty of Non Nuoc stone carving village with meaningful activities and experiences.

Private Da Nang Tour Package 5 days

  • 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
Recommended trip

Top Recommend Tours in Da Nang

3 Days

Da Nang Beach Holiday

Danang became famous tourist destination in Vietnam. No where the deluxe hotels emerge as fast as in Danang, with global standards in facilities and services.

View Tour »

Da Nang Travel Guide & Sightseeing

All thing you will need to know before travelling to Da Nang, Vietnam

My Khe Beach

My Khe beach

Worthy of the title of the most attractive beach on the planet, My Khe has affirmed its appeal with a large number of tourists all

Read More »
Da Nang Love Bridge

Da Nang Love Bridge

Although the love bridge does not have any unique architecture or historical significance, it has an irresistible attraction, especially for couples. Whenever traveling to Da

Read More »
Helio night market

Helio Night Market

Traveling to Da Nang, visitors cannot help but visit Helio night market – one of the busiest markets. Helio Night Market is where many unique

Read More »

Our difference

Origin Vietnam Responsible travel for Sharing Benefit with Local Community.

A small thing we do on our tours can make a big difference, so everyone at Origin Vietnam Travel, we strive our best to minimize the impacts while giving maximum enjoyment from your traveling experience. Continue reading ..

Da Nang Travel Blog

BE INSPIRED, BE READY

Check out our blog and travel experienced for a unique travel experience in Da Nang. Explore hidden gems and savor local cuisines to enhance your journey!

NOT sure where to go next? We're here to inspire you

Customize Private Vietnam Tours & Travels tailor-made by our local specialists.
Start planning your authentic insider Vietnam holiday & trips now

Please login to access the full Agent Hub.

What’s in the Agent Hub

  • Webinars
  • Fam Trips
  • Industry News
  • Download Brochures
  • Useful Information
  • Promotions
  • Photo Gallery
  • Construction Reports
  • Operations Reports

login

Enter your email and password and start exploding Origin Travel features

Registry

YOUR TRAVEL PLAN
Speak to a specialist on +8482 909 86 86 or fill in the form below, we will reply within 12 hours. Thank You!
Any specific requests or interests to customize your tour?
YOUR CONTACT DETAILS

NOTE:

We keep your records confidential and do not sell them. Please provide accurate information to help us process your next tour faster, and we’ll offer unbeatable prices on our top tours.