Marble Mountains

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Tags : Hills & Valleys

Timings : 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Time Required : 2-3 hours

Entry Fee : VND 15,000

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Marble Mountains, Da Nang Overview

Marble Mountains, located just south of Da Nang, are a cluster of five marble and limestone hills dedicated to the five natural elements and are a well-known pilgrimage site. The hills are riddled with caves and grottoes, some of which house ancient Buddhist sanctuaries, pagodas, and shrines. Ascending the Marble Mountains via staircases carved into the rock offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, Da Nang City, and the coastline.

Each of the mountains is named after one of the elements: Thuy (Water), Moc (Wood), Hoa (Fire), Kim (Metal), and Tho (Earth). Thuy Son Mountain is the only one open to tourists, and it is comprised of many caves, grottoes, tunnels, and temples hemmed in by the fringes of these hills. Climb the mountains to enjoy breathtaking views stretching to the Non-Nuoc (My Khe Beach). Several pagodas and temples are scattered across the Marble Mountains, including the Linh Ung Pagoda, which features a towering white Buddha statue, and the Tam Thai Pagoda, adorned with intricate artwork and religious relics. At the base of the Marble Mountains, there's a stone sculpture village where skilled artisans carve magnificent statues, sculptures, and artworks from marble and limestone, showcasing their craftsmanship. The hills offer opportunities for exploration along nature trails, allowing visitors to discover hidden caves, interesting rock formations, and lush vegetation.

Marble Mountains Highlights

1. Hoa Nghiem Cave

Hoa Nghiem Cave
Hoa Nghiem Caves are a part of the trails on the Marble Mountains in Da Nang. Walking down a small passageway as a part of the Marble Mountain tour, you will enter a massive cavern housing a small pag (Read More)oda and a grotto with statues of Buddha and saints in various positions. 

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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.

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.

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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