Da Nang at a Glance (The Best Half Day Da Nang City Tour)

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This half day tour introduces travelers to some iconic landmarks in Da Nang city – the capital of Central Vietnam. The first highlight is the stunning hike in the Marble Mountains, one of the most visited attractions. This group of striking hills is home of the oldest Buddhist temples, the largest caves and festivals. Around its foot, people have carved stone sculptures for living for 400 years and nowadays, the tradition becomes a national intangible heritage. In the rest of the half day, travelers will visit My Khe beach, Lady Buddha and Linh Ung Pagoda where there are many naughty monkeys around. If departing in the afternoon, sunset seen from the pagoda is actually gorgeous. 

*This tour departs from Da Nang or Hoi An

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


  • Learn about local Buddhist culture, folk religion and traditional handicraft in and around the Marble Mountains – the emblem of Da Nang. Apart from old temples, Buddha statues and holy shrines, there are magnificent caves, panoramic peaks and beautiful viewpoints.  
  • Marvel at the tallest Lady Buddha in the country (67 meters) standing on a lotus base. She is also known as the Goddess of Mercy in local culture.
  • Tour around Linh Ung Pagoda with the grandest worshipping halls surrounded by bonsai gardens. It’s the youngest in the trio of pagodas of the same name that make a triangle to shelter the city.
  • There are lots of photo and shopping opportunities.

What's Included

Departure & Return

Tour guides will meet up in the hotel reception at 8 a.m or 1:30 p.m. Then, the driver rides to all places in the itinerary. In the end of the tour, he drops off in the hotel or another point in Da Nang or Hoi An center.


Pick up
At 8 a.m or 1:30 p.m in the hotel in Da Nang or Hoi An.
Non Nuoc Sculpture Village
People in this Da Nang’s oldest handicraft village have been carving stone sculptures, utensils and accessories for over 400 years. Today, products of local artisans are exported to many countries around the world, such as China, Japan, Americans. One of workshops is recommended to visit, take pictures and buy souvenirs. In the past, the material was taken from the Marble Mountains but since 1990s, it has been imported from other provinces.
The Marble Mountains
Trek on steps around “the heaven” of the Marble Mountains after “the hell”. Around its top, 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)
Stop, see and take pictures at this Da Nang’s best beach. It’s ever been in the list of 6 world’s sexiest beaches by the famed American magazine – Forbes.

See details in My Khe Beach Travel Guide
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
Museum of Cham Sculpture
One-fifth of 2,000 sculptures found across former Champa Kingdom’s lands are now preserved in this important museum. Many of which are brought from special places, such as My Son Sanctuary – the holy land, Tra Kieu – first capital or Dong Duong – South-east Asian largest Buddhist monastery at its time. While touring around, visitors will learn a lot about a new civilization and marvel at very precious artworks. Not far away, the Dragon Bridge is in top 30 of the most unique bridges of the world.

See details in Museum of Cham Sculpture (a Guide)
Back to hotel

Additional Info

  • This experience is run with 2 travelers maximum but private one is still available. Chat with us to get 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled by poor weather, an announcement in advance and full refund will be made.

How to Book

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
On Tour
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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. So, at the moment, wear favourite and comfortable garments and start.

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