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Marble Mountains

Hoa Hai, Ngu Hanh Son, Da Nang, Vietnam

The Basics

Visit the Marble Mountains on a day or half-day trip from Da Nang or Hoi An. Or, stop by as part of a sightseeing journey to or from Hue further north. Most tours focus on the caves, particularly Am Phu Cave, with its gory representation of Buddhist Hell, and the bomb-damaged Huyen Khong Cave. But, you also can rock climb and rappel and hike the 150 steps to the summit of Thủy Sơn, the largest of the mountains. A glass elevator will take you partway up Thủy Sơn for an extra fee.

Many Marble Mountains tours include nearby attractions, such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of My Son, the coastal road Hai Van Pass, the Linh Ung Pagoda in Tra Son (home to a Lady Buddha statue), or the Golden Bridge.

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Half-day MARBLE MOUNTAINS & LINH UNG PAGODA from DA NANG
Half-day MARBLE MOUNTAINS & LINH UNG PAGODA from DA NANG
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$39.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Our guide was very friendly...
Our guide was very friendly, knowledgeable and had good english. He took numerous photos To be uploaded later of us and was very obligeing. The time at the Laddy Buddha and Marble Mountain sites was sufficient and left uss the afternoon for pur own devoces.
Brendan C, Mar 2018

Recent reviews from experiences in Da Nang

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EXCELLENT!
Tigerlilly2, Nov 2019
Marble Moutain - Golden Bridge - Ba Na Hill via Cable Car from Da Nang or Hoi an
We were very pleased with the tour and in particular the tour guide Key who was informative, patient, knowledgeable with a great sense of humor. We would highly recommend this tour for anyone wanting to see and learn about the history of Marble mountains and Bana Hills. You will not be dissapointed !!
star-4
Had a wonderful time at the big Lady...
Hai-Mi N, Apr 2016
Full-Day Da Nang Tour with Lady Buddha, Marble Mountains, Dragon Bridge and Son Tra Peninsula
Had a wonderful time at the big Lady Buddha and Marble Mountains. Everything was simply beautiful!!
star-4
Well worth visit.
Lynette_H, Mar 2020
Marble Mountains - Am Phu Cave - Monkey Mountains from Hoi An (small group)
Our pickup was confirmed the night before and the driver arrived promptly in a clean air conditioned bus. The young guide had plenty of informative and interesting stories and gave us plenty of time to wander around the various sights. He showed a great deal of respect to the sights. The lunch was disappointing, pretty average, not sure what other options might have been made available. Overview I would recommend this trip.
star-5
The tour was amazing! - our tour...
Kaya A, Sep 2017
Full-day MY SON SANCTUARY & MARBLE MOUNTAINS from DA NANG
The tour was amazing! - our tour guide was so informative and told us all we needed to know about the Marble Mountains and MySon Sanctuary. Incredible value for money anda fantastic (tiring) day! The included lunch is incredible also, we expected a budget meal but it was super high quality. Fab!
star-5
Excellent tour- fully reccomend!
Marina_K, Apr 2021
Guided Tour to Visit Marble Mountain,Lady Buddha Statue& Monkey Mountain by Jeep
Our guide Ty was very kind and knowledgeable- he answered all my children's endless questions on buddhism. He was flexible so we got to see all we wanted. The second half of the trip to see the red-shanked douc (one of the rarest primates in the world) was wonderful. We did not expect to see but we ended up seeing so much as a large male douc leaped over our jeep to travel to his friend and head to their sleep site. The afternoon tour time worked beautifully. Coming down the mountain through the evening mist was magical. I can not recommend this tour enough - after living in Vietnam many years and being a primatologist - I rarely take guided tours - but this was with every penny. Thank you
star-5
Fantastic
louise_r, Dec 2020
Morning Small group to Marble Mountains - Am Phu Cave - Monkey Mountain
Fantastic day, fantastic tour guide. Informative, fascinating, stunning. Loved it Will see you next time - thank you
star-5
Excellent day!
Paul, Mar 2020
Guided Fullday Tour :Golden Bridge,Dragon Bridge,Marble Mountain,Monkey Mountain
This is a very full day tour but well worth it. Our tour guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. The Golden Bridge and Marble Mountain are a must see! Would definitely recommend this tour.
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This excursion exceeded my...
JeffAZ, Mar 2018
Half-day MARBLE MOUNTAINS & LINH UNG PAGODA from HOI AN
This excursion exceeded my expectations. It was remarkable how many caves and temples are tucked away inside the mountains. The timing was excellent as we were able to watch the sun set over the beach in the distance. The guide was excellent and a wealth of information. Don't leave Hoi An without an excursion to the Marble Mountains!
star-5
Highly recommended
Andrew_W, Mar 2020
Half-day MARBLE MOUNTAINS & LINH UNG PAGODA from HOI AN
Great to fit both these sights in half a day without rushing around. Both were equally fascinating in theur own ways. Our guide was informative and was accomodating. Nothing was rushed and she had an excellent sense of humour. Highly recommended and very genuine.
star-5
My Son and Marble Mountain
Max_P, Feb 2020
Private My Son Sanctuary and Marble Mountains tour with lunch
Very informative, Ken our guide was knowledgeable and gave us many insights into Vietnam history in general
star-5
Good and varied trip
leoniekennedy4, Feb 2020
Morning Small group to Marble Mountains - Am Phu Cave - Monkey Mountain
Great trip - well organised, lots of interesting information. Good suggestion for using elevator & a fascinating Cave tour. Great to eat at a totally authentic Vietnamese cafe
star-5
Mountain and buddhas are fabulous
kathmoreland, Feb 2020
Marble Mountains - Hoi An Ancient Town Daily Ingroup Tour
Brilliant place and well worth a visit and was not as busy in the afternoon . The guide was very good too and then we wen to hoi am ancient village and had free time to look around before having a really nice dinner . Recommend this tour

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Marble Mountains are a must for photographers and Instagrammers.

  • Stairs and winding pathways connect the various grottos and caves. Wear practical shoes.

  • Despite the glass elevator on Thủy Sơn, the Marble Mountains are a challenging destination for travelers who rely on wheelchairs or strollers.

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How to Get There

The Marble Mountains lie inland in central Vietnam, about 27 miles (44 kilometers) east of Da Nang. They’re about a 1-hour drive from Da Nang and a 2-hour drive from Hoi An. Public buses aren’t a practical option unless you speak Vietnamese, so most travelers join an organized tour that includes other attractions in the Da Nang area.

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When to Get There

The Marble Mountains are open from early morning until late afternoon, seven days a week. Plan to visit early or late in the day to beat the worst of the heat and the crowds, and try to avoid weekends and the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday.

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Marble Shopping in Non Nuoc

Non Nước village is dedicated to the fine art of marble carving, although locals have stopped chipping away at the mountains and now import marble from China. Sculptures can make great souvenirs, but look out for fakes molded from marble powder and/or resin. Real marble will feel solid when shaken and be cold to the touch. As always, be prepared to haggle over price.

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