Full-day My Son Tour From Da Nang or Hoi An & Marble Mountains

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This day tour provides travelers the chance to understand the holy land of 2 different religions: My Son Sanctuary for Hindus and the Marble Mountains for Buddhists. More special, the complex of Hindu temples is a Unesco world heritage. Hidden away in well-preserved rainforests, there are the best remains of Champa Kingdom which ruled the area from 2nd to 13rd centuries. Building skills are still not fully discovered. In the Marble Mountains or Five-Elements Mountains, travelers marvel at magnificent caves with “fall of light” flowing down from the ceiling, old pagodas, scenic 360o viewpoints, and sculptures carved by local artisans. A Buddha relic has been venerated in a 28-meters-tall tower here. Two of the most visited sights in Da Nang are the next places to visit – the tallest Lady Buddha in Vietnam and Linh Ung Pagoda in Son Tra Peninsula.

*This tour departs from Da Nang or Hoi An

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


  • Visit elaborate fire-brick temples built by the Chams from 4th century in the Valley of My Son, with an expert guide.
  • Learn about the history and local Buddhist culture on the trek around the top of Marble Mountains, including two of Da Nang’s oldest temples.
  • Explore mysterious and inter-connected limestone caves where folk-religion shrines occupy the largest chambers. One of them was the home of Vietcong communists during the Vietnam War.
  • See the tallest Lady Buddha statue in the country (67 meters) and the 3rd Linh Ung Pagoda in the city. Both have importance in the spiritual and religious life of local people. In the end of the day, visitors will enjoy a brillant sunset from Son Tra peninsula.
  • Lots of photo opportunities and instagrammable spots. 

What's Included

Departure & Return

Tour guide will be in the hotel reception at 8 a.m in Da Nang or Hoi An. Then, the driver transfers to My Son Sanctuary, Marble Mountains and other attractions mentioned in the itinerary. In the afternoon, he drops off in the hotel or a place in Da Nang city center if requested and the tour ends. Pick up and drop off in Son Tra Peninsula is charged a small extra fee.


Pick up
At 8 a.m in hotel reception at Da Nang or Hoi An.
My Son Sanctuary & Cham show
After a quick ticket check, the My Son Museum is the first stop. From there, a short breezy ride on the buggy carries visitors further inside the sanctuary. The cement path under fully-shaded trees, leads to the most sacred area. Majestic ancient tower-temples dating from 4th to 13rd centuries then amaze viewers. Here, the tour guide explains deeper about the history and culture of the owners the Chams and fallen Champa kingdom. In the nearby stage, traditional art performances can’t be missed.

See details in My Son Sanctuary Travel Guide
Lunch with local food
Taste authentic local noodle dish Mi quang in a local family-run eatery.
The Marble Mountains & Sculpture Village
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)
My Khe is the most beautiful beach in Da Nang, famous for a lengthy and unbroken stretch of fine sand.
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 fish market here.
Linh Ung Pagoda Son Tra Peninsula
By the coast of Son Tra peninsula, this Linh Ung Pagoda is the youngest of three temples of the same name in Da Nang. Featuring grandeur shrines amid bonsai gardens and Bodhi trees, it’s the largest Buddhist edifice. Here, there are many monkeys coming from behind the nature preserve for foods handed out from visitors.

See details in Linh Ung Pagoda Travel Guide
Lady Buddha
Next to Linh Ung Pagoda, the Lady Buddha is the tallest of the kind in Vietnam, 67 meters from the surrounding area. She is known as the Goddess of Mercy and faces the city to shelter its citizens from natural disasters. Skilled artists from Non Nuoc stone carving village are in charge of this enormous sculpture. The view from here is mesmerizing.

See details in Lady Buddha Da Nang (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 & 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
On Tour
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Frequently Asked Questions

Dress code is regulated in My Son Sanctuary and temples inside the Marble Mountains but not strictly checked. Like any religious places across the country, travelers need to ensure that not too much skin are shown. Covering the airmpits, navel and knees is a must. Free sarongs to use are available in Marble Mountains, but not in My Son.

In the dry season (from February to August), travelers should bring sun cream, sunglasses, lightweight and cool fabric clothings. In the rest of the year, known as the wet season, rain coats/umbrellas, waterproof shoes, and more layers are necessary to prepare once hitting the road. In addition, a nice pair of walking shoes is also important, because travelers will walk quite a long to explore both destinations.

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