Half-day Marble Mountains Tour from Da Nang or Hoi An

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The Marble Mountains is one of the most visited attractions in the area of Da Nang and Hoi An. This famous place is known as the Five Elements Mountain because it has 5 hills that each correspond to an element in the ancient theory. There are “water”, “fire”, “wood”, “earth” and “metal”. Hon Thuy Son or “the water mountain” – with earliest Buddhist constructions, the greatest caves and scenic viewpoints are interests for the next couple of hours. During the Vietnam war, communists hid in its underground worlds and established a hospital to rescue the soldiers. In the Wandering Souls festival, crowds of locals come here to pray for their dead parents and beloved ones.  

*This tour departs from Hoi An or Da Nang

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


  • Visit the oldest Buddhist temples in the area where Vietnamese monks have practiced Buddha’s teachings from 16th century. The collection includes the first Linh Ung pagoda in its trio around Da Nang that function to shelter the city.  
  • Discover magnificent limestone caves and enormous chambers at different elevations. Not only rocks, there are holy temples with legends and mysteries that are interesting to listen to.
  • Learn about a local handicraft that has existed for 400 years. Also, have a lot of chances to buy stone sculptures and accessories to bring home as souvenirs.  
  • There are lots of photo opportunities. 

What's Included

Departure & Return

Tour guide will be in the hotel reception at 8 a.m. Then, the driver rides to the Sculpture Village and then Marble Mountains. In the end of the tour, he drops off travelers in the hotel or another place in Da Nang center if requested. Picking up and dropping off in Son Tra peninsula or South Hoi An is charged a small extra fee.


Pick up
At 8 a.m in hotel reception at Hoi An or Da Nang.
Non Nuoc Sculpture Village
People here start carving stone sculptures for sale from 16th century and today, their handicraft tradition becomes a national intangible heritage. Around the village, there are many workshops with artisans at work and plenty of statues and smaller objects. One of the workshops and galleries is recommended by the guide, to allow travelers to know better a stunning slice of local culture.
Am Phu Cave "The Hell"
Explore Da Nang’s second largest cave. It’s a hiding place and field hospital of communists during the Vietnam war. Buddhist conception about the journey of the deaths in hell before rebirthed, is interesting to watch. Local people say that this cave is connected with the sea by an underground river!

See details in Da Nang Caves and Caverns (a Guide)
The Marble Mountains "The Heaven"
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
Linh Ung Pagoda
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
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 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 & Pay

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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

The Marble Mountains is a Buddhist site where locals have to wear respectively (or formally), to express their respect to Buddhas and Gods. So, travelers need to follow this “rule”. Getting on favourite, comfortable garments and make sure that the airmpits, navel and knees are covered. In the pagodas around this attraction, sarongs are available for free and help someone needed. Read more information in our travel guide to the Marble Mountains.

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