Marble Mountains (Vietnamese: Ngũ Hành Sơn) are a masterpiece of natural landscape that nature bestowed on Da Nang. This is a complex of 5 mountains growing close together, gathering all the beauty of nature and spirituality, giving visitors a journey to visit and explore wonderful landscapes.

General information about Marble Mountains 

Marble Mountains is a popular tourist destination Da Nang is located at Ngu Hanh Son District around 8km east of Da Nang city center. With its convenient location, Marble Mountains has become a popular tourist destination in Da Nang on tourists’ journeys to visit the historical and heritage lands of the central region.

Sightseeing ticket price

Non Nuoc tourist area, located in the Marble Mountains area in Da Nang, is open so that both domestic and foreign tourists have the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful natural beauty of this place. Below is information about tour ticket prices by type:

Sightseeing ticket

Visit Thuy mountain:

  • Adults: 40,000 VND/person
  • Students: 10,000 VND/person
  • Children under 1 year old: Free

Visit Am Phu cave:

  • Adults: 20,000 VND/person
  • Students: 7,000 VND/person
  • Children: Free
  • Using the elevator to visit Marble Mountains (going up and down): 30,000 VND/person

Opening hours

Marble Mountains scenic area is open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily to serve visitors. However, you should arrive 1.5 hours before closing time to be able to fully visit this place!

Marble Mountains

Some notes when visiting

Some things to note when visiting Marble Mountains that you need to know include:

  • The path on Ngu Hanh Son mountain is mainly mountain road, with many steps, and there are many sections with moss and easy to slip. Therefore, wear comfortable shoes, walk carefully and stay calm.
  • If there are older people in the group, you should use the elevator at gate number 2 to save energy and avoid slippery roads when exploring Thuy Son mountain.
  • To enjoy the full beauty and historical value of Marble Mountains, you can hire a guide or narrator to better understand and love this place.
  • During the tour, you will see many unique souvenirs along with exquisite stone sculptures. If you want to buy it as a gift, you can find it here, but don’t forget to negotiate the price before buying.

What are the five mountains in Marble Mountains in Da Nang?

The Marble Mountains scenic relic complex includes 5 limestone mountains: Hoa (Fire), Thuy (Water), Moc (Wood), Kim (Metal), and Tho (Earth) Mount. Each mountain has a unique characteristic… attracting tourists to visit and travel.

Thuy Mount is the most beautiful of the mountains in Marble mountains

Traveling to Da Nang without checking in to Thuy Mount, the largest mountain and most beautiful scenes worth visiting in Da Nang, you will be extremely regretful. This is a destination rich in spirituality, culture and history. Reaching the top of Thuy Mount, visitors will be overwhelmed by the unique natural scenery of the entire Marble mountain, the image of the city in the distance and the beautiful, poetic beaches surrounding it.

Thuy Mount

Thuy mount, also called Tam Thai mountain, has an area of about 15 hectares and is up to 160 meters high. Thuy Mount with 3 peaks located on 3 floors include:
Thuong Thai: the highest mountain, possessing many monumental works such as Tam Thai pagoda, Tu Tam pagoda, Hanh Cung area, Vong Giang Dai, Hoa Nghiem cave…
Trung Thai: a little lower than Thuong Thai, there are wonders such as Van Can Nguyet Quat Gate, Thien Phuoc Dia cave, Thien Long cave…
Ha Thai: The lowest mountain of Thuy Son, where there is Linh Ung pagoda, Xa Loi tower, Vong Hai Observation deck and Tang Chon cave…

In particular, visitors to Marble Mountains who visit this place also have the opportunity to admire two precious ancient mascots, the Pho Da Son Linh Trung Buddha stele at Hoa Nghiem cave and the heart-shaped tablet with the king’s autograph Minh Mang.

Kim Mount – Where the Quan Am Pagoda is located

Kim Mount has a cave about more than 50 meters long hidden at the bottom. Inside the cave are layers of very beautiful stalactites, diverse shapes, clear and sharp lines. In particular, the stalactites in the cave cling to the cliffs, forming the shape of a life-sized statue of Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva, majestically standing on a coiled dragon.

Kim mount
This is a destination not to be missed for spiritual tourism followers. In addition, Kim Mount is also famous for the traditional Avalokiteśvara festival held every year, to maintain and spread Buddhist culture.

Moc Mount with white marble Avalokiteśvara

Moc Mount has a white marble block shaped like a sitting person, impressing many visitors. The stone block is often called by local people Quan Am (Avalokiteśvara) or Co Mu. This is the only mountain in Marble Mountains that has no pagodas or spirituality, and very few trees.

Moc Mount

History records that in the past, the mountains were steep and magnificent, with piles of small white rocks protruding extremely vividly. However, over time, the mountain slopes in the North and South were excavated a lot, so Moc Mount is now unevenly uneven.

Hoa Mount

Hoa Mount consists of two twin mountains, Am Hoa Mount and Duong Hoa Mount. Am Hoa Mount is located in the east, an attractive destination for passionate tourists who want to learn about rocks and art. At Am Hoa Mount, the mountain slopes are tilted and broken rocks, and unique trees grow in the crevices of the rocks. In particular, there is a cave below that connects from the South side to the North side.

Hoa mount

Duong Hoa Mount is located in the west, there is Linh Son ancient pagoda, behind the pagoda there is Huyen Vy cave. In addition, there is also Pho Da Son cave, inside is Pho Da Son pagoda with historical stories about King Minh Mang’s sister.

Tho Mount famous with 1 tunnel and 4 pagodas

Tho Mount impresses with its steep cliffs. This place has very few trees, located in the north of Marble Mountains. East of Tho Mount there is a cave about 20m deep, however the entrance is very narrow. In addition, there is also Bo De cave, known by another name as “Da Chong Mountain Tunnel”. It is a historical relic, once a hiding place and place of activities for ancient revolutionary soldiers.

Tho Mount

Currently this place still retains traces of Champa architecture. At the foot of the mountain are Long Hoa and Hue Quang pagodas.

Attractive destinations not to be missed at Marble Mountains

In total, there are 11 pagodas on Marble Mountains in Da Nang, scattered across 5 mountains: Sac Tu Van Long Pagoda, Ba Da Pagoda, Hue Quang Pagoda, Huong Son Pagoda, Khue Bac Pagoda, Linh Ung Non Nuoc Pagoda, Long Hoa Pagoda, Pho Da Pagoda, Quan The Am Pagoda, Tam Thai Pagoda and Thai Binh Pagoda and countless other attractions. So if you want to visit a-z Marble Mountains, it will take a lot of time. So in this article, we would like to mention the most beautiful landscapes that should not be missed

Linh Ung Non Nuoc Pagoda

Linh Ung Pagoda is nearly 200 years old and is located on Thuy Mount. The sacred place is surrounded by mountains, possessing an impressive system of towers and statues. Visiting the main hall of Linh Ung Pagoda, visitors will see a system of dharma statues including: three Buddha statues, Manjushri Bodhisattva, Samantabhadra Bodhisattva, Avalokiteshvara, Sakyamuni Tathagata, Ksitigarbha, and Ksitigarbha. The Chuan De sound is all elaborately crafted, including 2 statues of Ho Phap and Eighteen Arhat.

Linh Ung Non Nuoc Pagoda

The pagoda’s tiled roof is covered with yin and yang, and the top is decorated with the image of “Two Dragons flanking the Moon”. To the right of the pagoda is the Quan Am Cac built on a lake and stupas.

Tam Thai Pagoda has ancient Buddhist architecture

The ancient pagoda was built more than 400 years ago, is one of the oldest pagodas in Da Nang, surrounded by charming natural scenery. 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. The pagoda’s roof is two-story, covered with lapis lazuli tiles and decorated with “Two Dragons flanking the Moon” on the roof.

Tam Thai Pagoda
Every year the temple welcomes a large number of tourists and Buddhist monks and nuns to visit.

Am Phu Cave – a dark and mysterious

Am Phu Cave is a famous cave visited by many tourists on their journey to explore the Marble Mountains. In front of the cave is the Yin Yang bridge, and the road inside the Am Phu cave divides into two directions: Heaven and Hell. The cave is extremely uniquely constructed, carrying within it many legends that are half real and half virtual.

Am Phu cave

Am Phu Cave has 12 prison doors, each door has an official in charge. Coming here, you will admire the scene recreating the legend of the underworld, the punishments for people after going to hell,… After visiting Hell, remember to step onto the path to Heaven to feel like just resurrected, escaping the horror of hell.

Huyen Khong – the most beautiful cave in Ngu Hanh Son

Huyen Khong Cave is an open-air cave, one of the most beautiful caves in the Marble Mountains. When light shines into the cave, it creates an extremely shimmering and magical scene, making visitors feel like they are stepping into a fairyland.

Huyen Khong Cave

In addition, this is a destination that attracts tourists to pray for fortune at Lady Fairy Temple and for peace and health at Lord Thuong Ngan Temple.

Vong Giang observation deck

Vong Giang observation deck is located at Thuy mountain, an ideal point for you to observe the panoramic view of the Marble Mountains complex, watching the Cam Le and Co Co rivers. This river viewing platform is located opposite of Tam Thai Pagoda, with a narrow path, including slightly winding natural stone steps.

Vong Giang observation deck

Vong Giang observation deck has now been built into a quadrilateral house, allowing visitors to enjoy viewing the beautiful scenery surrounding this scenic area.

Non Nuoc Marble Stone Village

After visiting Marble Mountains, visitors can visit Non Nuoc stone village, a famous traditional stone carving village in Da Nang. Coming here, you will be immersed in the world of artistic sculpture among works of exquisite beauty created by the creative hands of sculptors. The works in this village include many different images such as: Buddha statues, animals… sculpted extremely meticulously and sophisticatedly.

Non Nuoc marble stone village

It can be seen that Marble Mountains is not only an impressive natural landscape but also has an extensive history. On March 22, 1990, this place was recognized by the Ministry of Culture as a National Historical and Cultural relic. Remember to save the useful travel guide we have compiled before visiting Da Nang.

Source: collected by An

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