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Ngu Hanh Son Moutain: The scenic spots not to be missed in Da Nang

Cave in Ngu Hanh Son Mountain
Cave in Ngu Hanh Son Mountain – Source: Internet

Ngu Hanh Son is a complex of 6 mountains close to each other, gathering all the beauty from nature and spirituality, giving visitors a journey to visit and explore incredible scenery.

Ngu Hanh Son is a masterpiece of the natural landscape that nature bestows on the land of Da Nang. With the harmonious beauty of the natural ecological area intertwined with the spiritual and cultural life, this place increasingly attracts tourists to visit every year.


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

Ngu Hanh Son is located in an area with a favorable geographical position, 8km from the center of Da Nang city. This is a destination attracting many tourists to visit the lands of the Central Heritage Road such as: Hue Ancient Capital – Marble Mountains – Hoi An Ancient Town – My Son Temple Relics.

The features of Ngu Hanh Son Moutain

The complex of Ngu Hanh Son scenic spots includes 6 limestone mountains named: Tho Son, Hoa Son (including Duong Hoa Son and Am Hoa Son), Thuy Son, Moc Son, and Kim Son. In addition, the complex mountain also has beautiful scenery and many mysterious caves such as Huyen Khong cave, Huyen Vi cave, Van Thong cave, … attracting tourists to visit and travel.

Thuy Son mountain is the most beautiful of the mountains

Thuy Son mountain
Thuy Son mountain – Source: Internet

Traveling to Da Nang without checking-in Thuy Son, the largest mountain and many beautiful sights worth visiting in this Da Nang, will be extremely regrettable. This is a destination of spirituality, culture, and history.

Up to the top of Thuy Son, visitors will have to be overwhelmed by the unique natural scenery of the entire Marble Mountains like the image of the city with wonderful and poetic beaches surrounding. 

Moc Son mountain with white marble Quan Am stone block

Moc Son Moutain's top
Moc Son Moutain’s top – Source: Internet

Moc Son has a white marble block shaped like a sitting person, impressing many visitors. The stone block has other name Ba Quan Am or Co Mu. This is the only mountain in Ngu Hanh Son with no temples or spirituality, and very few trees.

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Linh Ung Pagoda

Linh Ung Pagoda is an ancient temple with nearly 200 years old, located on Thuy Son mountain, a sacred place amidst the magnificent nature of Ngu Hanh Son mountain in Da Nang.

Visiting the main hall of Linh Ung Pagoda, visitors will see a system of decorated dharma statues including: three figures of the Buddha, Manjushri Bodhisattva, Universal Worthy Bodhisattva, Avalokitesvara, Shakyamuni Tathagata, Ksitigarbha, and Quan. The familiar sound is elaborately crafted, with two statues of Dharma Protector and Thirty-Bat Arhat.

Hoa Son Mountain 

Hoa Son consists of two twin mountains, Am Hoa Son and Duong Hoa Son. Am Hoa Son, located to the east, is a famous destination for many types of travelers. In Am Hoa Son, the mountain slopes are slanted, with broken stones, and trees growing very nicely in the interstitial spaces. In particular, below, there is a cave connecting the South to the North.

Duong Hoa Son is located in the west. There is Linh Son’s ancient pagoda; behind the pagoda is Huyen Vy cave and Pho Da Son cave. Inside, there is Pho Da Son pagoda retaining the history of King Minh Mang’s sister.

Tho Son mountain with 1 tunnel and 4 temples

Tho Son is impressed by the cliffs,  located in the north of Ngu Hanh Son. To the east of Tho Son mountain, there is a cave about 20m deep, but the entrance is very narrow. There is also Bo De cave – having another name”Da Chong Mountain Tunnel”. As a historical relic, it used to be the hiding place and activities of the revolutionary soldiers in the past.

Dark and mysterious Am Phu (Hell) Cave

Hell Cave
Hell Cave – Source: Internet

Am Phu (Hell) Cave is a famous cave that many tourists visit on the journey to discover Ngu Hanh Son mountain. In front of the cave is a bridge between Yin and Yang, and the road inside the cave is divided into two directions: Heaven and Hell.

Am Phu cave has 12 prison gates. Each door has a ruler. Coming here, you will admire the scene re-enacting the legend of the underworld, the punishments for people after going to hell, etc. After visiting Hell, remember to step on the way to Heaven to feel like it has just been resurrected, freed from the horrors of hell.

Huyen Khong Cave is the most fantastic cave in Ngu Hanh Son

Huyen Khong cave is an open-air cave, one of the most beautiful caves in Ngu Hanh Son. When the light shines on the cave, creating an extraordinarily shimmering and fanciful scene, visitors feel like they are lost in a fairyland. In addition, this destination attracts tourists to pray for fortune at Ba Chua Tien Temple and for peace and health at Chua Thuong Ngan Temple.

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Tam Thai Pagoda with ancient Buddhist architecture

Tam Thai Pagoda
Tam Thai Pagoda – Source: Internet

Tam Thai Pagoda is a long-standing ancient temple on Thuy Son mountain, surrounded by charming natural scenery. Every year, the temple welcomes many tourists and Buddhist monks and nuns to visit.

The temple’s main hall worships Quan The Am Bodhisattva, Amitabha Buddha, and Duc Dai The Chi. Walking in the temple, visitors will feel the soul becomes unusually peaceful, and they feel as if they are lost in the sacred place of Buddha.

Vong Giang Dai watch

Vong Giang Dai watch is located at the top of Thuy Son, which is an ideal place for you to observe the whole Ngu Hanh Son population, look at Cam Le and Co Co rivers. This river viewing platform is opposite the Ancestral Church area of Tam Thai Pagoda, with a narrow entrance, consisting of slightly winding natural stone steps.

Non Nuoc Stone Village

After visiting Ngu Hanh Son Mountains, visitors can visit Non Nuoc stone village – a famous traditional handicraft village of stone carving in Da Nang. 

Non Nuoc Beach

Non Nuoc Beach is the most beautiful Da Nang beach near Ngu Hanh Son is an ideal destination for you to immerse yourself in the cool water, admire the dreamy blue clouds and ripples after the journey to visit and conquer the mountains first.

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