Ngu Hanh Son or The Marble Mountains (Da Nang, Vietnam) is a complex of 5 limestone mountains protruding from the coastal sand: Kim Son, Moc Son, Thuy Son, Hoa Son, and Tho Son. The Marble Mountains has a majestic landscape with ancient mossy rocks and many unique cultural and historical buildings.
Best time to visit the Marble Mountains (Da Nang, Vietnam)
With fresh, cool weather and beautiful scenery in 4 seasons, The Marble Mountains is one of the attractive tourist destinations in Da Nang that you can visit at any time of the year. If you travel in the summer, in addition to Ngu Hanh Son, you can also combine vacation at the beaches in the area.
How to move here
The distance from Da Nang city center to the Marble Mountains is only about 7km, so you can choose to travel by motorbike, bus or taxi.
Motorbike: You can follow 2 roads to reach Marble Mountains: Vo Nguyen Giap – Truong Sa – Non-Nuoc or Le Van Hien – Non-Nuoc. Travel time by motorbike is about 15 minutes.
Bus: You can choose route 1 from Da Nang to Hoi An, depart from Da Nang City Center Bus Station and get off at Marble Mountains point. The time between buses is 20 minutes.
Taxi: Some taxi companies in Da Nang are Taxi Song Han, Mai Linh Taxi, Huong Lua Taxi.
Nice spots of Marble Mountains (Da Nang, Vietnam)
Thuy Son (Water mountain)
Thuy Son is also known as Tam Thai mountain because there are 3 peaks located on three floors like the three stars Tam Thai. Among the 5 mountains, Thuy Son is the most beautiful and largest mountain chosen by many tourists to visit and explore.
To reach the top of the mountain, you can choose to climb more than a hundred steps or choose to take the elevator with a transparent glass chamber with a two-way ticket price of 30,000 VND.
Linh Ung Pagoda
Come to Ngu Hanh Son, you cannot ignore Linh Ung Pagoda on Thuy Son mountain. Placed in a solemn position in the middle of the pagoda is a 10m statue of Sakyamuni Buddha with two sides worshiping Quan The Am Bo Tat and Dia Tang Bodhisattva.
This place not only attracts many tourists who love spiritual tourism but is also a place where you can immerse yourself in a peaceful place at the Buddha’s door and away from the noisy city.
Tam Thai Pagoda
Tam Thai Pagoda is also a large pagoda chosen by many tourists to visit. The pagoda has 3 gates and according to Buddhist culture, the main gate is for monks to go, the left gate is for female passersby, the left gate is for male passersby.
Over time and the war, the pagoda has been repaired many times but still retains many features of ancient Buddhist architecture.
Huyen Khong Cave
Huyen Khong Cave owns the most beautiful scenery among the caves in Ngu Hanh Son. The cave is open-air and has an extremely unique structure that impresses the outside with circular arches, so it is always filled with light.
Not only coming to visit, but visitors here often immerse themselves in the sacred space to feel calm and relaxed.
Am Phu Cave
Am Phu Cave is one of the large caves in the Ngu Hanh Son cluster. It is a natural cave with mysterious murky character and there are many nooks and crannies deep into the ground that seem to be going to the prison gates to the underworld.
Therefore, the people here have long recreated many of the punishments under the underworld in the cave with the aim of converting xinxing and directing people to a better life.
In addition, you will be able to visit the complex of other mysterious caves in Ngu Hanh Son: Linh Nha cave, Lang Hu cave, Van Nguyet cave, …
Kim Son (Metal Mountain)
Kim Son Mountain is shaped like an upside-down bell and is on the bank of Co Co River. So if you have the opportunity to take a boat on the river, you will admire the mountain ball down the calm and calm water.
Leaning against Kim Son mountain is the ancient Quan The Am (Bodhisattva) pagoda and the mysterious Quan Am (Bodhisattva) cave.
Moc Son (Wood Mountain)
Located parallel to Thuy Son mountain is Moc Son mountain. Despite the name “Mộc – carpentry”, but this place is thin. There is no pagoda on Moc Son mountain, but only a block of white marble which is known locally as Ba Ba Quan Am – Bodhisattva.
Hoa Son (Fire Mountain)
Opposite Thuy Son mountain is Hoa Son mountain consisting of 2 double mountains and a connecting rocky road.
In Yang Hoa Son mountain, there are caves and Pho Son Da pagoda, while Yin Hoa Son mountain has high peaks and slopes of rocky mountains with alternating trees, looking extremely majestic and pristine.
Tho Son (Soil Mountain)
Tho Son mountain is also known by the popular name “Da Chong Mountain”. Tho Son is an earthy and low mountain but is the longest stretch of the 5 Ngu Hanh Son mountains.
In Tho Son, there is a cave deep in the mountain called Bo De cave (also known as the Coc cave) with a narrow niche and is a shelter for local people during the resistance wars against France and America.
Non-Nuoc stone carving village
Non-Nuoc stone carving village is a destination that many tourists visit when visiting Ngu Hanh Son. Coming here, you will admire the stone sculptures made under the talented hands of the artisan of Non-Nuoc village.
You will feel somewhat of the love of the craftsmen here when witnessing the process of “transforming” from soulless stones, through each drill, meticulous chisels to become a sophisticated finished product.
Here, you can buy a few beautiful figurines as gifts for relatives and friends. Remember to bargain to buy a cheaper price!
With a location near Ngu Hanh Son, Non-Nuoc beach attracts tourists with its pristine beauty, tranquility, and freshness.
With fine white sand stretching on the clear blue coast and green casuarina groves whispering in the wind, you are immersed in clear, cool water, dispelling all troubles of daily life.
Not far from Ngu Hanh Son, you can combine relaxation at Non-Nuoc beach with a trip to visit the fascinating landscapes of Ngu Hanh Son !.
One thought on “Guide to the Marble Mountains (Da Nang, Vietnam)”