Marble Mountains is one of the famous attractions in Da Nang City. This attraction is a blend of caves, pagodas, and breathtaking scenery surroundings. In this article, let discover this wonderful attraction with us now!

Marble Mountains in Da Nang Vietnam
Marble Mountains in Da Nang Vietnam

About Marble Mountains in Da Nang Vietnam

Location

Address: 81 Huyen Tran Cong Chua, Hoa Hai Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District, Da Nang City.

Marble Mountains is located 8km southeast of Da Nang city center. Marble Mountains is located right on the heritage road of the Central region including: Hue Imperial City – Marble Mountains – Hoi An Ancient Town and My Son Sanctuary.

History of the name “Marble Mountains”

For a long time, according to legends and historical records, “Ngũ Hành Sơn” is a sacred land, with unique spiritual cultural value. Legend has it that in the moment of birth of heaven and earth, when Da Nang was still wild, a dragon came from the East Sea and chose this land as a place to lay its eggs.

The difference is that this big dragon only lays one egg and then returns to the sea. The eggshell cracks into 5 pieces, becoming 5 mountains, so it is called Marble Mountains.

The five mountains at Marble Mountains
The 5 mountains represent the five elements

After that, at the beginning of the 19th century – in 1825 – Minh Mang King came this attraction and based on the structure and natural position of the mountain and the yin and yang theory of the five elements, he named the mountains one after another: metal, wood, water, fire and earth. The common name for these mountain is the “Mable Mountains“.

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Marble Mountains in Da Nang opening hours and entrance fee

Opening Hours: 7.00 a.m – 5.30 p.m every day of the week.

Entrance Fee:

Marble Mountains Da Nang ticket
Marble Mountains tickets

Ticket price for visiting Marble Mountains and climb Water Mountain:

  • For adults: 40,000 VND/person.
  • For children under 6 year old: Free.

Ticket price for visiting Marble Mountains and visit Am Phu Cave:

  • For adults: 20,000 VND/person.
  • For children under 6 years old: Free.

Elevator ticket: 15,000 VND/person/way.

Must-visit attractions in Marble Mountains

The five mountains in this attraction have many pagodas, caves for tourists to discover. The natural landscapes around these mountain is also make you fall in love at the first sight. Moreover, you can also admire the beauty of Da Nang city from these mountain.

Marble Mountains in Da Nang city
Scenery around Marble Mountains

Linh Ung Pagoda in Marble Mountains is nearly 200 years old. It is the oldest among the three pagodas named “Linh Ung” in Da Nang city. This pagoda is located on Water Mountain. The sacred place is surrounded by mountains, possessing an impressive system of towers and statues. This pagoda not only attracts many tourists who love spiritual tourism but is also a place where you can immerse yourself in the peaceful place of Buddha’s temple and stay away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Linh Ung Pagoda in Marble Mountains
Linh Ung Pagoda

Tam Thai Pagoda was built more than 400 years ago. The main hall of Tam Thai Pagoda worships a large bronze Maitreya Buddha on a lotus throne, flanked by statues of Quan Thanh and Bodhisattva. With the beautiful and ancient architecture, Tam Thai Pagoda attracts many tourists every day to worship.

Tam Thai pagoda in Marble Mountains
Tam Thai ancient pagoda

Huyen Khong Cave has the most beautiful scenery among the caves in Marble Mountains. There is an open cave with a circular dome and a fairly flat floor. On that dome are 5 openings to the outside, letting light in, creating a mysterious and sparkling atmosphere. When coming this cave, tourists can immerse themselves in the sacred space to feel calm and relaxed.

Huyen Khong Cave
Huyen Khong Cave

Am Phu Cave is the ideal destination at Marble Mountains where you can explore mysterious nature. The cave is extremely uniquely constructed, carrying within it many legends that are half real and half virtual. Am Phu Cave is divided into two niches: the one going to heaven and the one going down to the underworld.

Am Phu Cave
Am Phu Cave
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How to get to Marble Mountains

Private Car: It is one of the most convenient and comfortable ways to travel for you. With a private car, you can feel more free and comfortable stopping and visiting many sightseeing attractions along the way. Although the price of private car will be expensive than different vehicle, you can go with your friend or family will be cheap for you. We recommend that you use a private from Hoi An to Marble Mountains or private car from Da Nang to Marble Mountains offered by VM Car.

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Taxi: If you prefer a direct and convenient mode of transportation, taking taxi is a reliable choice. Taxis are readily available in Da Nang, so you can easily to get one. However, you should choose reputable taxi companies to ensure safety and a comfortable journey.

Motorbikes: If you want a flexibility route and budget option, motorbike is always a perfect choice. You can easily to rent a motorbike is relatively easy in Da Nang. With this option, you can fully immerse yourself in the gorgeous landscapes of Central Vietnam. Remember you should have the necessary driving license and adhere to traffic regulations in Vietnam.

Tips for go to Marble Mountains in Da Nang

– Wear comfortable clothes and shoes as you will be required to walking or climbing in Marble Mountains.

– You should bring the mini fan, hat and bottles of water.

– If you want learn more about the history or legend about Marble Mountain, pagodas, caves… A tour guide will be the best choice.

– Because the road of this attraction is quite slippery, tourists and families with young children must pay close attention to their children.

Attractions nearby the Marble Mountains in Da Nang

Linh Ung Pagoda (Son Tra Peninsula): This is another Linh Ung Pagoda in Da Nang city. This pagoda have the tallest Lady Buddha statues in Vietnam (67m). You will be immersed in a quiet and peaceful space in this pagoda. Moreover, when you come to this pagoda, you can see the panoramic view of Danang city.

Linh Ung Pagoda in Son Tra
Linh Ung Pagoda in Son Tra
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Non Nuoc Beach: This beach will be another popular beaches in Da Nang. You can be admire to panoramic views of the ocean, with its vibrant blue hues contrasting against the golden sands and lush green vegetation that fringe the shoreline. With the gentle wind and sunny, this beach will be the perfect spot for sunbathing and swimming for tourists.

Non Nuoc Beach
Non Nuoc Beach

Conclusion

Marble Mountains are always a must-see attraction for nature lovers when coming to Da Nang city. The gorgeous caves, famous temples and natural landscape of this tourist destination are all things that make this place even better in the minds of both tourists and locals. Therefore, add this attraction in your trip to Vietnam right away. 

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