Marble Mountain is known as a complex of 5 limestone mountains growing close to each other but with different height and shape, it also also known as Non Nuoc mountain.
Marble Mountain is located in Hoa Hai ward, Ngu Hanh Son district, Da Nang. It attracts many tourists each year to visit the landscape. Each mountain has a name like the five elements of mutual love that are Kim Son, Moc Son, Thuy Son, Hoa Son and Tho Son. Each mountain has its own beauty in shape, position, stone material, cave, pagoda inside. Among these mountains, Thuy Son is the largest and most beautiful mountain. It is 106m high with 3 tops on 3 floors like 3 stars (Tam Thai). This is the place where many caves and temples are concentrated.
(How to go to marble mountain from Danang/ Hoi An)
Getting Around Marble Mountain
Starting the journey to Marble Mountain, you can visit the stone shops at the foot of the mountains, there are quite a lot of fine stone sculptures for you to choose. But you should only take a look, not hurry because you have a long journey to visit, but if you bring these items will be quite heavy, so you should choose for yourself something you like before and after the end of the trip. Visiting Marble Mountains and coming back later.
(How to go to marble mountain)
Thuy Son Mountain is the next destination that you will come. This is the largest mountain and the most beautiful scenes in Marble Mountains. If you go there in the late afternoon, you will probably have to walk down because the dark lift here stops working (the ticket staff will tell you if it closed, if you go too late, they only sell for the ticket for the first leg). Another option for you is to walk to the temple, this is for those who are in good health and like climbing. To reach Linh Ung Pagoda on Thuy Son Mountain, you need to pass 108 steps at the East Gate and the West Gate will be 156 steps and lead to Tam Thai Pagoda.
Tam Thai Pagoda is located on a fairly flat surface, the pagoda has 3 gates and the most important main gate for the monks, the left gate for men and for women to the right. The temple has an ancient architecture and has undergone many repairs due to natural disasters, wars.
Linh Ung Pagoda in Marble Mountains is also a large temple on Thuy Son mountain which is visited by many tourists. There is a 10m high Sakyamuni statue placed in the middle of the center. According to the Ngu Hanh Son travel guide, you should come here to burn incense and pray because this temple is very sacred.
Next, you will come to the mysterious cave complex in Ngu Hanh Son with different names such as Huyen Khong cave, Am Phu cave, Linh Nham cave, Van Nguyet cave, Lang Hu cave … Huyen Khong cave is the biggest cave with the most beautiful scenery. Am Phu cave has a mysterious dark tone that makes visitors feel a little trembling as if they are increasingly away from the earth to descend into hell. The rest of the cave each has a different beauty and shape that you need to come to explore by yourself.
How To Get To Marble Mountains From Hoi An or Da Nang
You can book a taxi for a one-way trip or round trip “wait and return.” The price is around 300,000 VND (13 USD) for a one-way ride from Hoi An. You can prebook or negotiate taxi fares for a round trip from Hoi An at a cost of around 570,000 VND (25 USD). You can ask your hotel to arrange this for you.
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Motorbike or Own Transport
Marble Mountains is located between Hoi An and Da Nang, finding this place with your own transport is very easy. Travel 8 kilometres south from Da Nang or 20 kilometres north from Hoi An. Along either the Le Van Hien highway or the (more pleasant) Truong Sa coast road. You will find yourself in the shadow of the limestone outcrop. The ticket entrance can be found on Huyen Tran Cong Chua street surrounded by sculpture shops.
Organised Tours to Marble Mountain
Most hotels/ travel agencies in Hoi An will offer a tour of Marble Mountains. They are usually operating as resellers for a tour company, so you need to ask the details of the tour before making the booking.
For those who decide to go on your own and drive, you can park cars and motorbikes inside the designated parking lot at gate two for 10,000 VND.