Marble Mountains

Attraction 81 Huyen Tran Cong Chua Street Published on: 26-05-2018

4 hours
07:00 AM - 05:30 PM
07:00 AM
10:00 AM
First-time visit Second-time visit
Attraction
Family
Historic
Landmark
Nature
Scenic
Temple & Monument
Pagoda
0.00 - 0.00 USD

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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Located 7 km from the City center to the southeast, it is considered the "Landscape of Southern Sky" with 5 mountains named after 5 elements Metal - Water - Wood - Fire - Earth.

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What to explore at Marble Mountains?

Price:

- Thuy Son Cave:

+ Adults: 40.000 VND / person

+ Pupils and Students: 10.000 VND / person

+ Children under 6 years old: Free

- Am Phu Cave:

+ Adults: 20.000 VND / person

+ Pupils and Students: 7.000 VND / person

- Lifts: 15.000 VND / person/trip (30.000 VND / round trip)

- Guide: 50.000 VND / group

All of the mountains have cave entrances and numerous tunnels, and it is possible to climb to the summit of one of the peaks. Several buddhist sanctuaries can also be found within the mountains, making this a famous tourist destination.

Kim Son (Mountain of Metal), Moc Son (Mountain of Wood), Thuy Son (Mountain of Water), Hoa Son (Mountain of Fire), and Tho Son (Mountain of Earth). Marble Mountains have attractive sights such as Da Chong tunnel, Ba Tho Cave, Hades Cave, Huyen Khong Cave, Linh Ung Pagoda, Vong Giang Dai Tower, etc., which are suitable for spiritual tourism. At the feet of the mountains, there is a village of marble sculptural artswith over 300 years of age. It is the place for tourists to see with their own eyes the stone sculptural arts of talent craftsmen, and tourists can choose their most favourite products as souvenirs.

How to get to Marble Mountains?

You can come to Marble Mountain by many ways including bus, motorbike, bike, taxi, car.

By Bus: If you are in Hoi An city, you maybe go by bus with cheap price. From the center of Hoi An city, you go straight on Ly Thuong Kiet Street as well as Le Hong Phong Street. The bus station is on Le Hong Phong, near Hoi An Silk Village. It takes about 40 minutes to come to Marble Mountain by bus.

By motorbike: If you are in Da Nang city, you can hire motorbike to get there. Firstly, you pass through Han River Bridge and turn right on Ngo Quyen Street. Then you just go straight on that Street to reach the Mountain. It takes about 25 minutes by motorbike from Da Nang city.

Selling points

  • Spectacular...not to be missed
  • Adventurous & Breathtaking
  • Impressive sight and walk, must do
  • It isn't shaped like a marble
  • Prepare for a big walk
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Duration
4.0 days
Estimated
156.49 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
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Tips for you

  • You can go by taxi (From wherever in Da Nang), ask the driver to pick you up after or to wait for you.
    Transportation
  • Can catch the yellow bus no. 1 from the Da Nang - Hoi An to Marble Mountains at the price of 25,000 VND (~2 USD)/ person; it takes about 15 minutes.
    Transportation
  • At the foot of the mountain is a village of art sculpture. You can buy stoneware products, jewelry, etc. as souvenirs and observe the artisans creating products.
    Soveunir
  • Take the lift up to the top otherwise you'll have to walk up a mountain of steps. You have the choice to get the lift up and back down or take the lift up and take the steps down, or take the steps up and down, it does cost more to use the lift but not that much.
    Service
  • If you do use the steps to come back down the hill, you will be swamped by people trying to get you to buy things.
    Service
  • There are some shops in the mountain to get food, drinks and souvenirs.
    Food
  • It is not suitable for you to come here on rainy days.
    Weather
  • In the summer, the weather is very hot, so you should bring sun protection like hat or umbrella.
    Equipment
  • It is very crowded on some Vietnam special holidays.
    Timming
  • If you can take a walk around 5 mountains and maybe down to the river behind which is very beautiful.
    Other
  • If you want to have a change of scenery while at Da Nang and you have a free half a day,try taking a short trip and enjoy the Scenery, the pagoda and the cave at the The Marble Mountains
    Other
  • Skip the sales pitch unless you want to buy four tons of marble to ship home
    Other
  • You should be sure to visit the many caves and grottoes, climb to the top for the views and enjoy the pleasant surroundings.
    Other
  • You can find small but as well huge caves, decorative altars and temples, nice views and small paths for nice walks.
    Other
  • If you have a private driver/guide you can say "absolutely NOT" and pass on the hard sell (unless you really want to watch some work, buy marble which is shipped from other countries or need a bathroom stop).
    Other
  • You maybe take the elevator and climb all the way to the top.
    Other
  • There is another cafe round the back of the main highway where you can get cheaper food and a much warmer welcome. Don't believe them when they say there isn't anywhere else.
    Other
  • Someone cannot expect to remember all the things indicated in the map. Suggest, maps will be given with the ticket.
    Other
  • Some of the paths are wet and rocky and you need something to protect your feet and ankles.
    Safety
  • There is also a toilet but you have to pay to use
    Ticket and Pricing
  • Bring water with you. It can be purchased up there but it more expensive.
    Ticket and Pricing
  • If you want to buy something, haggle as much as you can
    Ticket and Pricing

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FourSquare View more

There are a lot of interesting sculptures Inside the caves, don't let the 'squawking' dudes outside scare you. You will end up touching green walls, so carry wet wipes/antibacterial.

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Climb to the top to see the view with farms on one side and Danang's rapidly developing downtown on the other. The wind on top is a very breezy and relaxing treat on a hot day!

FourSquare View more

Hay que hacer una caminata de unos 10 minutos por un escalera bastante inclinada pero una vez arriba merece la pena el esfuerzo, puedes ver cuevas, grutas pagodas, etc...las montañas es espectacular.

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Check the weather report before you climb up. If you get caught in heavy rain the lift doesn't operate and it's very slippery and dangerous to walk back down! Steps turn into a waterfall!!

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If you bring a bicycle park it somewhere communal. Shop owners will harass you to leave it with them for a tip otherwise. They are very rude!

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The craftsman/ woman ship is amazing...the products are so varied. The visit to the cave and climbing to the pagoda at the top affords fantastic views....a 'must see' place.

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I have a bit of a mobility problem, worse in the wet. By great good fortune I met the wonderful and enthusiastic Mr Turtle in a local restaurant. He assured me that he and his colleague Miss Tien would be able to offer me the support I needed to do the Marble Mountain tour. The kind and gentle care of Miss Tien and Mr Turtle's knowledge of the mountains, the lady Buddha and many of Vietnam's legends made for an excellent tour. There are lots of stairs and the caves and grottos are wet, but I was always in excellent hands and it was very beautiful. At the risk of this sounding like an ad I will give you the guides emails, they offer many tours in Danang and Hoi An. Their English is excellent. Mr Turtle [email protected] and Miss Tien [email protected]

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Amazing place to visit and make sure to go there as early as possible in order to avoid the crowds! -Take your time and explore the place as you can discover statues behind the obvious buddha statues. Some of them are in complete dark environment therefore a flashlight will be very useful. -ATTENTION! As i was waiting in the queue in order to purchase my ticket, i witnessed in 2 different cases that the cashiers were giving less change to the tourists! The 3rd case happened to me! Don't step away from the cashier-desk unless you count your change in front of them! -Have in mind that the use of shoes is not allowed in the restrooms!!!! Only barefoot!

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There are a lot of interesting sculptures Inside the caves, don't let the 'squawking' dudes outside scare you. You will end up touching green walls, so carry wet wipes/antibacterial.

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