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Marble Mountain Hoi An: Guide on how to entirely visit from A – Z (Part 1)


Hoi An Marble Mountains consists of 5 limestone mountains close to each other, bringing mysterious and unspoiled beauty. This location unites spiritual, historical, and cultural elements with the natural beauty of the sea, mountains, and caverns. We invite you to explore the Marble Mountains and the ancient city – Hoi An with Lily’s Travel. Marble Mountains possesses cool and fresh weather in just one day. As a result, anyone can travel to the Marble Mountains throughout the year. However, you can prioritize summer because it is easy to combine with places to play, vacation and swim in Da Nang and Hoi An City.

Marble Mountain
Marble Mountain Source: Internet

If you want to watch Thuy Son Mountain, you have to buy ticket with the prices:

  • 40,000 VND/person for adults
  • 10,000 VND/person for students
  • Children under six go in free.

About Am Phu Cave

  • Adults: 20,000 VND/person
  • Students: 7,000 VND/person
  • Operating time: From 7h – 17h30 daily
  • Free for children under 6 years old

At the Marble Mountains, visitors can take the glass cage elevator to save time, fully explore nature

  • Elevator: 15,000 VND/turn
  • Round trip: 30,000 VND
  • Operating hours: From 7:00 am – 5:30 pm daily.

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Access to Marble Mountains

Ngu Hanh Son Mountain
Ngu Hanh Son Mountain Source: Internet

Marble Mountains is about 7 kilometers from Da Nang’s downtown. The road suits many vehicles such as buses, motorbikes and taxis.

When visiting the Marble Mountains, visitors have a number of options for transportation:

  • Motorcycles: When moving from the center of Da Nang, visitors can follow 2 routes to Ngu Hanh Son. It is located on either Le Van Hien or Vo Nguyen Giap – Truong Sa – Non Nuoc streets. Visitors riding motorbikes will take about 15-20 minutes to travel to the Marble Mountains.
  • Taxi: A taxi is a good option if you are traveling as a family. In Da Nang, tourists can choose from several taxi companies such as Huong Lua, Mai Linh, Han River…
  • Bus: From Da Nang city center bus station, take a bus to Hoi An and get off at Ngu Hanh Son.

Amusement and entertainment venues in Marble Mountains

Thuy Son Mountain

Thuy Son
Thuy Son – Source: Internet

Thuy Son Moutain is the largest and the most beautiful of the 5 mountains in the Marble Mountains. There are 3 peaks on 3 floors, like 3 stars separated by 3 stairs, also known as Tam Thai Mountain. For 30,000 VND for a two-way ticket, visitors can use the glass staircase or the stairs, which have more than 100 steps..

From Thuy Son Mountain, visitors can admire the beautiful natural scenery and see the panoramic view of Da Nang city from above. In addition, Thuy Son Mountain has many beautiful caves and impressive check-in scenery for visitors.

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Linh Ung Pagoda

Sacred Linh Ung Pagoda is situated atop Thuy Son mountain. A statue of Thich Ca Buddha stands in the center of the pagoda. The two sides worship Quan The Am Buddha statue and the Bodhisattva of Tibet. Those who enjoy spiritual tourism would find this site appealing.

Tam Thai Pagoda

Tam Thai Pagoda – ancient pagoda with ancient French architecture. Tam Thai Pagoda has 3 gates: the main gate for the monk to go, the gate on the left side south, and the gate on the right side female. The pagoda is famous for its ancient features and sacredness, so many tourists visit it.

Huyen Khong Cave

One of Ngu Hanh Son’s most distinctive caves is Huyen No Cave. Huyen No Cave has the most beautiful scenery in the caves at Ngu Hanh Son. The cave has a unique structure of circular arches, full of natural light. Here, visitors can immerse themselves in the relaxed and tranquil natural scenery.

Am Phu Cave

Amphoe Cave – Mysterious, murky cave type, famous in Da Nang

Hell’s cave is a large cave with mysterious fuzzy beauty and deep nooks should be likened to the prison door to hell. Therefore, this place reproduces many punishments in the underworld inside the cave to change the mentality and direct people to an honest life.

Kim Son Mountain

Kim Son Mountain on the banks of the Co Co River is shaped like a face-down bell. Therefore, if you are able to take a riverboat cruise, you will be able to see the mountain’s silhouette pouring into the serene water. The historic Quan The Am pagoda and the enigmatic Quan Am cave are perched atop Kim Son mountain.

Hoa Son Mountain

Hoa Son Mountain is opposite Thuy Son Mountain, with 2 double mountains and a stone road connecting them. In Hoa Son mountain, many small caves, high mountain peaks, and rocky slopes lie on the side with alternating trees, offering a pristine and majestic view.

The Son Mountain

The Son Mountain is also known as Da Chong Mountain, with a low height but the longest stretch of 5 mountains in Marble Mountains. Tho Son Mountain has a deep-rooted cave on the hill called Bo De cave with a narrow niche, a shelter for many people during the resistance war against the French and Americans.

Moc Son Mountain

Running parallel to Thuy Son Mountain is a mountain called Moc Son Mountain. There is only one block of white marble called Co Mu or Ba Quan Yin. The scenery at Moc Son Mountain is relatively sparse, wild and mysterious.

Hai Dai Watch Tower

Hai Dai Watch Tower: You can observe the whole Marble Mountains and watch the clear clouds. From Linh Ung Pagoda, visitors go up the mountainside then turn left to go to Hai Dai Watch Tower. Vong Hai Dai is an observatory overlooking the sea, helping visitors observe Marble Mountain’s scenery from above with many beautiful trees and blue sky.

Xa Loi Tower

Xa Loi Tower is the famous sacred tower in Da Nang. The tower is named Xa Loi for the worship of Thich Ca, Anan and Ca Dien Buddhas (the first two disciples of the Buddha). In addition, in the Xa Loi tower, all 18 Arhat and all bodhisattvas are worshiped. Xa Loi Tower has harmonious architecture and is conveniently located for visitors to help visitors experience spiritual tourism easily.

To be continued

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