Marble Mountains Da Nang: Things you need to know

Marble Mountains

Marble mountains (Ngu Hanh Son) is one of the tourist attractions in Da Nang with many unique caves, temples and beautiful natural scenery. Ngu Hanh Son is a masterpiece of the landscape that nature bestows on the land of Da Nang. Let’s have an enjoyable trip to Marble Mountains with Da Nang Tours City‘s travel guide.

Where is Marble Mountains In Da Nang?

Marble Mountains Da Nang

Marble mountains is a famous tourist destination in Da Nang consisting of 6 limestone mountains jutting out of the coastal sand strip of about 2 square kilometers: Mountain of Five elements: Gold, Wood, Water, Fire and the Earth.

Marble mountains is located in an extremely favorable geographical position, 8 km from the center of Da Nang to the Southeast. This is one of the attractive destinations for tourists when visiting Central Vietnam such as: Hue Ancient Capital, Hoi An and My Son Sanctuary.

  • Address: 81 Huyen Tran Princess Street, Hoa Hai Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District, Da Nang City

Best Time to visit Marble Mountain Da  Nang

Best Time to visit Marble Mountain Da  Nang
Best Time to visit Marble Mountain Da  Nang

With a fresh, cool climate and beautiful scenery in 4 seasons, Marble mountains is an attractive destination that you can visit at any time and combine relaxation on the beaches in this area.

However, the best time to go to Marble mountains is from March to September every year because this time the weather is very beautiful, little rain is very suitable for exploring tours.

How to get to Marble Mountains?

About 8km from Da Nang city center, convenient traffic, so you can choose to go to Marble Mountains by motorbike, bus or taxi.

+ Motorbike: This is a means of transportation chosen by many tourists thanks to its mobility, the rental price is quite cheap, averaging from 120 – 180,000 VND/day depending on the type of vehicle you choose. To get to Marble Mountains by motorbike, you can follow the route Vo Nguyen Giap – Truong Sa – Non Nuoc. Travel time is about 15 minutes.

+ Bus: You can choose bus route 1 from Da Nang to Hoi An and then get off at Ngu Hanh Son. Waiting time between buses is 20 minutes.

+ Taxi: Some taxi companies in Da Nang are Mai Linh Taxi, Han River Taxi, Mai Linh Taxi,…

Discover the beauti of Marble Mountains

Marble mountains complex includes 6 limestone mountains: Mountain of Gold, Wood, Water, Fire and the Earth. In addition, there are not only beautiful scenery but also many mysterious cave systems and temples such as Huyen Khong cave, Van Thong … attracting a large number of tourists to visit and explore.

Mountain of Water – The Most Beautiful Mountain

Mountain of Water

Among the 6 mountains, Mountain of water is the most beautiful and the largest mountain that is most loved by tourists.
Up to the top of Mountain of Water, visitors will not be surprised by the beautiful natural scenery of Marble Mountains, the distant city and surrounding romantic beaches.

To reach the top of the mountain, you climb more than a hundred stone steps or take an elevator with a transparent glass chamber with a round trip ticket of 30,000 VND.

Mountain of Gold

Marble Mountains Vietnam

Mountain of Gold has a cave about 50 meters long located at the foot of the mountain with very beautiful stalactites, different shapes, clear and sharp lines.

In particular, a layer of stalactites in the cave forms a lively and majestic statue of Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara atop a coiled dragon. In addition, Kim Son is also famous for the traditional Quan Am festival held every year to cultivate and spread Buddhist culture.

Mountain of Wood

Mountain of Wood

Parallel to Mountain of Water is Mountain of Wood. This mountain has few trees, no temples, just a white marble block commonly known as Mrs. Quan Am or Ms. Mu.

Mountain of Fire

Mountain of Fire

Mountain of Fire consists of two twin mountains: Am Hoa Son and Duong Hoa Son.

  • Located in the east, Am Hoa Son is an interesting destination for those who want to learn about rock and art. In Am Hoa Son, there are boulders lying on steep, broken slopes, where trees grow beautifully. In particular, at the bottom there is a row of caves running from South to North.
  • Duong Hoa Son in the West has Lam Son Pagoda and Huyen Vy Pagoda. In addition, there is Putuo Son cave, where there is a pagoda of the same name with the story of the younger sister of King Minh Mang

Mountain of Earth

Mountain of Earth

Mountain of Earth stands out with its steep cliffs. To the east of Mountain of Earth, there is a cave about 20m deep, but the entrance is very narrow. There is also Bo De cave, also known as “Da Chong tunnel”. As a historical relic, is the residence and working place of the revolutionary soldiers in the past.

Linh Ung Pagoda

Linh ung pagoda
Linh Ung pagoda in Marble Mountains

Linh Ung Pagoda on Mountain of Water is one of the three most popular temples in Da Nang. In the middle of the temple is a 10m high statue of Sakyamuni, on both sides worshiping Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara and Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha.

This place not only attracts many tourists who love spiritual tourism but also is a place where you can immerse yourself in a peaceful place at the Buddha gate and stay away from the noise of the city.

Hell Cave

Hell Cave
The entrance to hell’s cave

The Hell Cave is a famous cave that many tourists visit when exploring Ngu Hanh Son. In front of the cave, there is a yin and yang bridge, the way to the cave is divided into two directions: heaven and hell.

The Hell cave consists of 12 prison gates with 12 rulers. At each gate, it is like recreating the legends of the afterlife and the punishment that people have to endure after going to hell.

After visiting hell, don’t forget to step on the road to heaven to feel like you’ve just come back to life and escaped the horrors of hell.

Huyen Khong Cave

Huyen Khong Cave

Huyen Khong is one of the most beautiful caves of Ngu Hanh Son that you should not miss in your discovery journey. When the light shines on the cave, it creates an extremely shimmering and fanciful scene, making visitors feel like they are lost in a fairyland.

In addition, this is also a destination that attracts tourists to pray for good luck and peace… at Ba Chua Tien Temple and Thuong Ngan Pagoda.

Sea watching tower (Vong Giang Dai)

Vong Giang Dai is located on the top of Mountain of Water, which is an ideal place to observe the entire Marble Mountains and admire the beautiful scenery around. The way to Vong Giang Dai is a narrow, winding path made up of natural stone steps.

Tam Thai Temple

tam thai temple

Tam Thai Pagoda is an ancient temple on Mountain of Water, surrounded by ravishing natural landscapes. This place is visited by many tourists every year. The temple worships Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, Buddha Tathagata and Duc Dai The Chi.

Marble mountains Stone Sculpture Village

Marble mountains Stone Sculpture Village

After visiting Marble Mountains, you can visit Stone Sculpture Village – a famous traditional stone carving village in Da Nang. Come here and immerse yourself in the world of artistic sculpture in works of delicate beauty created by the creative hand of the sculptor.

Non Nuoc beach

Non Nuoc beach
Non Nuoc Beach in Da Nang

More than 5 km long at the foot of Marble Mountains, Non Nuoc Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Da Nang, with many wild features with fine white sand, clear blue water and peace.

The beach is a tourist attraction not only by its poetic and ravishing scenery, but also by easily participating in water sports, enjoying delicious local specialties.

Marble Mountain entrance fee

Marble mountains was recognized as a special National Monument in December 2018. Ticket prices here are very cheap, specifically:

  • Marble mountains: 40,000 VND/time
  • The Hell Cave: 20,000 VND/time

Marble mountains has a system of elevators and tour guide services to meet all the needs of visitors:

  • Elevator ticket price: 15,000 VND/person/way (round trip fare is 30,000 VND/person);
  • Price of voiceover service – tour guide: 50,000 VND/group.

Experience Choose A Place To Stay

Marble mountains is located not too far from Da Nang city center, so there are many hotels, resorts or homestays for you to choose from depending on your preferences and economic conditions.

To choose the best accommodation with the most economical cost, you can contact travel agents for advice. If you love us, you can book through the contact information below:

What Should To Eat

Quang Noodles

Quang noodles are one of the famous delicacies in Da Nang. It is made from a rich broth with ingredients such as noodles, chicken, shrimp or rice paper. Price: 20,000 VND/bowl


Marble mountains area has many restaurants near the beach specializing in serving fresh seafood dishes such as shrimp, crab, squid… cooked in many different ways, spoiled for choice.

The best seafood restaurant addresses such as A Ty Seafood (in 2 Truong Sa), Binh Dan 2 Tam Seafood (lot 12-13 Truong Sa), Cu Nhat Seafood (23 Ngu Hanh Son)….

Vietnamese Pancakes

Vietnamese Pancake is a favorite snack of many people when traveling to Central Vietnam. Crispy yellow pancakes wrapped with shrimp, meat wrapped in rice paper and vegetables are delicious.

The restaurant addresses should visit enjoy like.

  • Banh Xeo Xuan- 04 Phan Tu
  • Co Muoi restaurant – 23 Chau Thi Vinh Te

Important Notes When Visiting Marble Mountain Da Nang

+ On the way to Marble Mountain Da Nang, there are many steep sections, the rock clinging to many mosses is easy to slip, so you need to be careful when moving.

+ If in the group there are elderly people or children, you should choose to go by elevator to explore.

+ Should book a sightseeing tour or hire an narrator to understand and feel the full beauty and historical value of Marble Mountains.

+ There are many unique souvenir shops here, if you want to buy as a gift, don’t forget to bargain first.

+ Because there are many temples, when visiting the Marble Mountains, you need to pay attention to dress politely, so wear a long-sleeved shirt or a skirt below the knee.

+ You can bring more water and food into the mountain, but don’t forget to put garbage in the right place and maintain general hygiene.

Marble Mountains blends the beauty of the natural landscape and the beauty of spiritual culture. There are systems of temples, caves with unique architecture and cool climate that will definitely be the best discovery for you when in Da Nang.