Half-day Am Phu Cave Tour (Private)

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Formed millions of years ago, Am Phu cave is the longest cave in Da Nang and the Marble mountains. Its name in Vietnamese means “the hell” because it was dark and a little scary in the past. The monks give its spacious chambers, small passages and natural formations a religious significance, very interesting to learn about. During the Vietnam war, Am Phu cave was the hiding place of Vietcong. Up the mountain, in the “paraside”, there are a couple of majestic bat caves and holy sites. In the remaining time of the trip, visitors also go to Linh Ung pagoda on Son Tra peninsula (called by Americans as the Monkey mountain). It’s built from 2004 to 2010 on a hill by the coastline and overlooks the city. This temple boasts of a Buddhist landmark – the Lady Buddha, visible from elsewhere in Da Nang. Lady Buddha is also known as the Goddess of mercy or Goddess of sea for fishermans.

*This tour starts from Da Nang or Hoi An

Half Day Car/Minivan English 2 Minimum (Private available)


  • Explore the longest marble cave in Da Nang city, and the entire central Vietnam. Besides, other amazing caves in its mountain (Tang Chon cave, Huyen Khong cave), home of fantastic rock formations and living bats.
  • Learn about local Buddhist culture in Am Phu cave and ancient temples in the rest of the Marble mountains.
  • See up-close Vietnam’s tallest Lady Buddha statue that rises 67 meters from the surroundings, making it one of the best known landmarks in Da Nang.
  • The biggest Buddhist temple in Da Nang on a peninsula where visitors can capture a panoramic view of the sea and the city. 

What's Included

Departure & Return

Tour guide will be in the hotel reception at 8 am or 2 pm in Da Nang or Hoi An. Then, the driver takes traveler(s) to The Marble Mountains and then Monkey Mountain. He drops off in the hotel around Da Nang centre and Hoi An. A small fee will be charged if visitors would like to end the tour in somewhere in Son Tra peninsula or South Hoi An area.


Pick up
At 8 am or 2 pm in the hotel in Da Nang or Hoi An.
Am Phu Cave "the hell"
This “Hell Cave” is one of the largest caves in Da Nang. People tried many times in the past to measure how big it is, but soon gave up. Local people think that the spring in its bottom is connected with the sea. Served as a hiding place of Vietcong during the American war, its entrance was covered by bombing but later opened. Buddhist concept about life of people after death is depicted here, and that’s really awesome to hear from the guide.

See details in Da Nang Caves
Marble Mountains & Stone Carving Village
Around the top of Marble Mountains, the visitors will see Da Nang’s oldest Buddhist temples, grandest grottoes, holiest shrines to local people, pretty outlooks and heritage trees. A viewpoint where all mountains are in sight is included in the trekking. In the surrounding, 400-years-old Non Nuoc marble village is proud of its traditional sculpture carving. One of the largest statue galleries is recommended, providing many opportunities for photography. The Giant Lady Buddha was sculpted by artisans here.

See details in The Marble Mountains Travel Guide
My Khe Beach (pass by)
This is the best beach in Da Nang, famous for beautiful scenery and many activities during the sunny months.
Basket Boat Beach (Pass by)
Tho Quang Beach is known as the Basket Boat beach due to numerous round bamboo boats lazing on it. In the early morning, local fishers open a market here, right on the sands.
Linh Ung Pagoda Son Tra Peninsula
Located atop a hill by the coast of Son Tra Peninsula, this is the largest Buddhist temple in Da Nang. Overlooking the city beachfront, its grandeur Buddha shrines are surrounded by bonsai gardens dotted with sculptures. For locals, it’s sacred equally to two older Linh Ung pagoda. There are many monkeys from the nature reserve nearby coming here for food handed out from tourists.

See details in Linh Ung Pagoda Travel Guide
The Lady Buddha
Rising up to 67 meters from the ground, the Lady Buddha Da Nang is the tallest of its kind in Vietnam. She faces the city to shelter the citizens from disasters and patronizes fishermans. Sculpted by hands of the Non Nuoc marble village’s artisans, it houses a Buddha shrine on each floor inside.

See details in Lady Buddha Da Nang Travel Guide
Back to hotel

Additional Info

  • This experience is run with 2 travelers minimum but private one is still available. Chat with us via whatsapp number +84968009827 for the best price.
  • Confirmation may be received at time of booking.
  • If traveling with kids, an announcement in advance is necessary.
  • Free for childrens under 5 years old and 50% off for childrens from 5 to 10 years old, full fee for older ages.
  • A small extra fee will be surcharged to pick up in the Son Tra peninsula (Da Nang) and South Hoi An area (Hoi An)
  • Most travelers can participate, LGBT-friendly
  • No wheelchair accessible.

How to Book & Pay

Text in whatsapp +84968009827
A reply will be made within a few hours
Meet up & Pay (in Day of departure)
Cash only, USD & VND accepted
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Frequently Asked Questions

In the tour, travelers will sightsee Buddhist temples, pagodas and religion spots, therefore wearing respectively is required. Particularly, clothings of travelers need to cover airmpits, navel and knees. In the Marble Mountains and Lady Buddha Pagoda, sarongs are available for free in the doors of worshipping spaces.

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