Just 7 km to the South East of Danang city, Marble Mountains or Ngu Hanh Son Danang are considered as the top thing to do in Danang.
Named after 5 elements of the Universe, Metal, Wood, Water, Fire, Earth, you will find yourself a wonderful attraction in Danang for your exploration.
What to see at Marble Mountains?
Da Nang Marble Mountains is a combination of nature and pilgrimage sites. These are the top sites in Ngu Hanh Son be sure to check out:
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Am Phu Cave
Opened to tourists in 2006, the natural rock formations, stalactites, and pitch-dark tunnels are enhanced with frightening figures and altars created by local artists.
It is not unlike walking through a haunted house, with surprises lurking around every corner.
Van Thong Cave
Meaning “Connecting to Clouds”, you can trek through small tunnel trail all the way to the top of Water Mountain.
Huyen Khong Cave
Originally a Cham sanctuary, Huyen Khong Cave later served as a hospital for Viet Cong soldiers during the Vietnam war. This 30m-high cave has an atmosphere that is truly mystical. This has become an important place of pilgrimage for Buddhists.
Vong Giang Panoramic View & River View tower
Riverview Tower dates back to the 18th century and the reign of the Emperor Minh Mang offers great view to the East Sea and Danang city.
Linh Ung Pagoda and Tam Thai Pagoda
Two most famous pagodas on the top of the mountains are Tam Thai Pagoda and Linh Ung Pagoda. They are both dated at 16th century with purpose of serving Vietnamese pilgrims aspiration for luck in their love, career and future fortune.
Marble Mountains Sculpture Village
At the feet of the mountains, there is a village of marble sculptural arts which is over 300 years of age. It is the place for tourists to see with their own eyes the stone sculpture of talented craftsmen, and tourists can choose their favourite products as souvenirs.
How to get to Ngu Hanh Son, Danang?
Depends on where your starting point is, you can consider all these transportation options for you to travel to Marble Mountains.
From Hoi An ancient city
If you are in Hoi An City, you can catch Hoi An – Danang bus at local Hoi An Bus station.
From the center of Hoi An City, you go straight on Ly Thuong Kiet Street or Le Hong Phong Street. The bus station is on Le Hong Phong, near Hoi An Silk Village. It takes about 40 minutes to travel to Marble Mountains from Hoi An by bus.
See the route here:
From Danang city
You can take the same bus Danang – Hoi An, which runs in every 30 mins. You shall get here in 20 mins.
Or you can hire a motorbike to get there. Firstly, you pass through Han River Bridge and turn right on Ngo Quyen Street. Then it will be straight drive till you reach Marble Mountains in 25 minutes by motorbike from Da Nang City.
See the route here:
From Chan May Port, Hue, Vietnam
The only way to tour Marble Mountains from Chan May port is to book a Chan May Shore excursion to Hoi An & Danang. Price varies from $119 to $175 depends on how big your group is.
You can check out Chan May Shore Excursion provided by Bee Bee Travel Company. Their cars are modern, fully AC-ed with attentive driver. They have strong guide team who will look after you very well.
From Hue city
In addition, you can stop at many Danang attractions on the way if you request in advance such as Marble Mountains, Cham Museum and Lap An fishing village.
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What else you need to know about Marble Mountains?
How much it costs to visit Marble Mountains?
You can purchase your entry tickets to the left before you enter Ngu Hanh Son, Da Nang.
Current Prices as of August 2019, entrance to
- Thuy Son is Adults VND 40,000 (USD 1.70) and children below 12 year old is VND 7,000 (USD 0.30).
- Am Phu Cave: VND 20,000 (USD 0.9) and children below 12 year old is VND 7,000 (USD 0.30)
- Elevator to Thuy Son Cave: VND 15,000 (USD 0.6) and children below 12 year old is VND 7,000 (USD 0.30)
Elevator or stairs to the top of the Marble Mountains?
You could get to the top of this Danang attraction by elevator, which is only VND 15,000 one time. This is a suitable way for elderly people or family with kids. However, to enjoy the best of the Marble Mountains, we advise that visitors should walk to the top. The view along the way is stunning, you will be surrounded by the beautiful nature.
What is the Marble Mountains Opening Hours?
The Marble Mountains opening time is from 07:00 to 17:30 daily.
How much time you should spend in here?
Around 2 hours to 3 hours
Best time to visit the Marble Mountains?
Best time for you is in the morning from 07:00 to 10:00 since the weather is not too hot and from 14:30 to 17:30.
We hope this post helps you to plan a good tour to Da Nang Marble Mountains. If you ever have a chance to visit Hoi An or Da Nang, remember to put this Da Nang attraction on your plan.
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