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The Marble Mountains
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Ranked #12 of 132 things to do in Da Nang
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Nothing special about this attraction. Most visitors tend to visit due to proximity enroute from Hoi An to Danang or vice versa.

Avoid visiting midday to avoid warm n humid weather.

The public toilets at this site are avoidable.

Thank Vikas M
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Very impressive and it explained well the gods and all demons in Asian culture.
A lot of uneven steps. A lot of climbing.
Avoid it when raining, as it was already slippery on a dry and sunny day.

Thank Pey H
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The Marble Mountains are full of ancient beauty. Very old statues just carved right out of the mountain. Worth the trip.

1  Thank Habiba S
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

One of the tourist destination of Central Vietnam. Located near Non Nuoc Village, Ngu Hanh Son District, 9 km south of Da Nang City. This village at the foothill renowned for their carving marble stone sculpture as you can see as you approaching the village, along the road main road line the shops displaying their statues of marble and granites. In the past the rock are excavate directly from the mountain but now it has been control as it has been declared as a National Historical and Cultural relic by the Ministry of Culture of Vietnam in 1980. Now the marble mostly come from Quang Nam and Thanh Hoa.
Marble Mountain is a group of five limestone hills rises from the surrounding plains of Non Nuoc village. It was named after the five elements of the universe. The Metal (Kim Son), Wood (Moc Son), Water (Thuy Son, Fire (Hoa Son) and Earth (Tho Son). It has become one of the popular tourist must visit destination in Central Vietnam. It attracted foreign as well as local Vietnamese tourist who visited Da Nang or Hoi An. Among the fives the Water Mountain (Thuy Son) is the most impressive and the most accessible. Thuy Son consist of series of sacred caves, shrines, tunnels and huge Buddha statue inside one of the caves carved out from the marble. It is also home to a pagoda dating back to 17th century namely the Ling Ung Pagoda, the Dong Huyen Cong Cave, Da Chong Tunnels, Ba Tho Cave, Hell Caves and etc. Walking up the 150 steps from the foot hill you will reach a scenic spot of Vong Giang Tower, built in the 18thcentury by Emperor Minh Mang. Here you can view Kim Son Mountain and the coastal beach. There are a few other lookout points to the China Beach and Non Nuoc Villages usually with a small signage with a pointing arrow to the direction, some only in Vietnamese and some with stone steps, some without.
At the bottom foothill there are stone carving handicrafts and souvenirs shops, among the products from the stone are stone sculptures of Chinese legend and celestial figurine, handicraft, necklaces, bracelets and vases and etc. Please note not all the products are not carved out from marbles or stones, it is mould from ceramic or plastic or mixed of both from china. It is not difficult to differentiate marble and stone are cold, ceramic and plastic is not and if you are not sure look at the delicate carving there is no exactly similar features unless it is moulded and every pieces are the same. Behind this row of shops there are some workshop where you can watch the skilful artists at work.
During the Vietnam War this mountain is one the major operation bases as a lookout point and hideout for the Vietnam revolutionaries, guerrilla fighters and military as it command a panoramic view of China Beach the popular spot for the US troops.
The mountain is accessible by foot via Gate 1 with 156 steps or Gate 2 with 123 steps further inside or by and elevator with a fee 15000 VND which is not include with the ticket of 50,000VND and if you need a map it is 15,000VND. Visiting hours 08:00-17:00. After visiting all the Temples and Caves you will be walking down to the foothill with many souvenir and stone carving shops. A few photos are from my 2013 visits especially the Buddha statue inside the caves.

5  Thank KianHian L
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

But overcrowded with tourists. Did it on a tourist bus trip from Hue to Hoi An, so only 1h to explore, which was enough. Just miss not having pictures from the whole mountain from the ground.

Thank Ana L
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