Marble Mountains

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Time Required : 2-3 hours

Entry Fee : VND 15,000

Timings : 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Marble Mountains, Da Nang Overview

Marble Mountains, located just to the south of Da Nang are a cluster of five hills made of marble and limestone. Marble Mountains are highly revered for the Buddhist sanctuaries and other ancient sites found here. Located just off the coastal road, each mountain is said to be dedicated to the 5 natural elements.

The Marble Mountains are a well-known pilgrimage site, comprised of many caves, grottoes, tunnels, and temples, hemmed in by the fringes of these hills. Marred by the war just like the rest of Vietnam, the traces of bullet holes from can still be found on these hills.

Do remember, however, that the Thuy Son Mountain is the only one open to the tourists. Tourists climb up the mountains to enjoy breathtaking views stretching to the Non-Nuoc (My Khe Beach). There are many pagodas from the early 17th century and other caves waiting to be explored. More hikes will lead you to other spectacular sights like Tam Quan Gate, Riverview Tower, Van Nguyet Grotto and Lantern Cave.

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Trekking Thuy Son

It is most preferred to see the Marble Mountains through treks and hikes. Each of these is uniquely rewarding and presents to the visitor, a different side of the mountain. You can witness the Buddhist and Hindu Caves at Thuy Son, pay your respects at the Linh Ong Pagoda, or marvel the majestic view of the China Sea from the Vong Hai Da. The paths from Thuy Son also lead to Linh Nam, Hoa Nghiem, and Huyen Khong Caves.

Legend

It is believed by the Vietnamese that the Marble Mountains were formed when a dragon laid an egg. This egg hatched after a thousand nights and out emerged a beautiful woman, it is supposed that the fragments of the egg fell on five places and from each of these places emerged the Five Marble Mountains.

How To Reach Marble Mountains

  • While there are multiple quite simple ways to reach the Marble Mountains from Da Nang city, the Taxi service is the most preferred. You can make use of the local service providers such as Grab/ Uber and getting there would cost approximately 70,000 VND.
  • You can also hire a motorbike from Da Nang City itself and go down the coastal road.

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