The Marble Mountains
The Marble Mountains
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7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Discover the tunnels and grottoes within Thuy Son, the only one of the five Marble Mountains that’s open to travelers. Marvel at the Buddhist temples carved into the rock, then head to the hilltop overlook for awe-inspiring views of the city. Join a guided tour to learn more about the history of the mountains. To reach the summit, take the elevator or climb the stairs; if you choose to do the latter, be very careful as the marble steps tend to be slippery. Visit early in the morning or later in the day to escape the midday heat and beat the crowds. – Tripadvisor
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  • Emma D
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An incredible day with incredible guys
    Thank you so much Nam and Phuoc for the best day out, one of our highlights of our whole southeast Asia trip! They took us all around, gave us info about the sights, we felt super safe the whole time and even though it was a rainy day, they provided us with rain gear and honestly, it made the whole thing even more thrilling and atmospheric. What an experience, can’t be missed. My friend Aimee cried, it was so beautiful and special. Thank you so much!
    Visited January 2023
    Written 4 March 2023
  • Courtet M
    Klingenberg am Main, Germany7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's really an time to be given for nature.
    Present on the way from Hoi an to Da Nang. This place is well maintained and has spectacular views of Da Nang from the peak. 40k dong wholesome experience. Lots to see. Tip: Gotta have 2-3h and good full-shoes.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 March 2023
  • annie1Suffolk
    Red Lodge, United Kingdom162 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What an amazing place
    This is well worth a visit. The inner areas of the mountain are very impressive although a little scary on the steps going down or up to different levels. Taking the lift you can visit the temples near the top of the mountain, again well worth visiting.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 7 March 2023
  • Jaccoud L
    Sendenhorst, Germany8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing temples carved into the mountains
    Danang has some nice tourist attractions. The admission ticket is 40k vnd, and the lift ticket is 15k vnd. Amazing temples carved into the mountains. Unfortunately, we were pressed for time, but we managed to see everything in about 1.5 hours.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 8 March 2023
  • LaLaK
    Toronto, Canada204 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful!
    Everything is great here. I docked 1 point off the rating only because I think visitors should just prepare for being followed and asked to buy things. The people are friendly and kind but do follow you around if you speak English. It doesn’t overly bother me but I can see it being overwhelming for some. Wear non slip shoes as the steps are obviously very old and crumbling so you want non stick. The elevator up is very hot but only takes about 30 seconds to get up or down. There’s lots of places to buy water and souvenirs. You have to buy a ticket for entrance as well as a ticket to use the elevator up. There are steps to climb up however it can be challenging for anyone who isn’t sure footed. You can always take the elevator down. Ticket in per person is 40,000 dong and elevator is 15,000 dong up and buy another ticket to go down (total 30,000).
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 March 2023
  • rajkumars160
    Bengaluru, India5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An unreal and divine experience
    An experience that can't be put into words. 1. It's easy to reach from Da Nang about 15 mins scooty ride 2. The way up is via elevator as well through a cheap ticket 3. There are multiple caves but the one to not miss out on is the HUYEN KHONG cave. Feels absolutely unreal and there is an air which will just leave you at a standstill.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 March 2023
  • ZackBklyn
    Brooklyn, New York40 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    More like a theme park than a cultural attraction
    I’m not sure I would recommend this place. Yes, the temples and caves are very cool. But it is crazy crowded, the signage is not great (the map we were given was sort of helpful but we still got lost more than once), and all the neon lights and souvenir stands make it feel more like a theme park than a cultural attraction. If you are staying in Da Nang or Hoi An and don’t have much time to sightsee and don’t mind the theme park atmosphere then you might have a good time, otherwise I’d recommend going to Hue or going to temples that are less commercialized.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 12 March 2023
  • Bardin F
    Albuquerque, New Mexico5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful place for visit and stay
    The weather was great. Beautiful streams, waterfalls, majestic trees. Very beautiful scenic views, moderate hike but well worth it. Love the views! Favorite place cades cove.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 March 2023
  • Courtial B
    Columbia, South Carolina6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    definitely want to come back
    First time ever here. Went to the peak, saw the beautiful nature around me and definitely want to come back. Take your time to really take it all in. The views are spectacular.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 March 2023
  • Gauthami B
    Sydney, Australia54 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience even with a toddler.
    A great experience with our 2.5yr old! Don't bring a pram though. And be prepared to carry your kid up and down a lot of stairs. But our kid enjoyed the experience and so did we. We didn't take the elevator, and the inital staircase was do-able. The stairs to the peak are what was challenging because it was steep!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 March 2023
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mzzyap
Philippines2 568 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We made it! It's a hike up and down uneven steps, not recommended for older folks like us. The 15,000 Dong elevator only goes halfway up the trek, so you'll still need to walk farther if you want to explore the place. Be forewarned that the elevator shuts down at 5 PM, so plan accordingly.
Written 2 March 2024
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Coyote-Travelerz
Jacksonville, FL1 500 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We throughly enjoyed going here and seeing the monuments. It’s a unique, beautiful place only a short distance from downtown Da Nang. A few notes before you go:

Stairs - There are 100s of them in all shapes and sizes and they can get slippery. I agree with others you should not visit if you have trouble with them.

Crowds - It can get VERY busy. Patience (especially in the stairs) can be required at times.

Time of Day - To maximize the experience, know when the sun will approach or be over the cave to create the light rays (seen in most ads).
Written 29 February 2024
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DotsGirl2
Vancouver, Canada448 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
You take an elevator up to probably the first half of the mountain. Afterwards you walk up a lot of steps with different stops in caves and shrines. There are a few caves but the biggest is near the top level. You actually walk down steps to get into it. There are lots of great places for pictures. We really enjoyed it
Written 26 February 2024
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HAU
Da Nang, Vietnam2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Business
Welcome guests from Philippin ! we have seen beautiful landscape in Vietnam. it totally natural. it is one of places attractive tourists come to Vietnam. Good experience a day.There is a elevator for person who can not climb up and the elevator often close at 5pm everyday.
Written 21 February 2024
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Dreamon21
Hong Kong, China62 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We joined a day tour during Tet to this Marble Mountain and a few other places from Da Nang. Everything was included in our tour fees including a hefty Tet surcharge (but excluding extra tips for the tour guide and bus driver which is expected). I think it is worthwhile to join a tour as you will not be harrassed by parking or touting if you go by yourself. Everything was smooth with a reputable tour. I give it a 3 star though because the steps are huge, slippery and dangerous and it is not just a few steps but hundreds of steps up and down like around 600 or more altogether. For those with short or weak legs (small kids and elderly) it is not advisable to climb but there is a lift service with an additional fee which is reasonable at 10,000 VND. If you like temples you may appreciate this place but if you don't there is nothing much to look at except for its history and how it survived the war. There is a scenic view from the lookout point on top of the mountain. If you want to buy genuine marble crafts you should buy them from the factory stores nearby the mountain. Our guide brought us to one of the factories nearby for a 5-minute toilet break but didn't give us time to buy anything from there although I saw some skilled marble crafts that are hand made that are worth buying for that price. I still regretted not having it. If you are interested about real marble crafts do go to the factories around that area but not the shops in Marble Mountain for they sell cheap souvenirs.
Written 19 February 2024
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Victor S
Calgary, Canada14 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Nice place..but its a real shame about all the garbage left lying around. Why do people think it's ok to just leave your trash wherever you want?
Too bad the administration does not see fit to provide a few more garbage cans.
Supposed to be a National Treasure but not treated as such.
Kinda ruined it for me.
Written 16 February 2024
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Johnny G
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Easy 2-3 hour excursion from Danang.
Can do it yourself by booking a Grab so no need for an organised package.
It’s enroute from Danang to Hoi An , so would recommend Marble Mountains & then head to Hoi A for the evening lanterns on the river.

Marble Mountains has some nice caves , pagodas & small temples. Best bits are the caves.

Avoid the elevator , long queue for it & only takes you up a small section which we walked in 10 mins.

Some of the steps on Marble Mountain higher up are quite steep but doable.
Written 11 February 2024
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SuziTwigg
San Javier, Spain13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Amazing place, exceeded our expectations. Loved the rugged walk to the top and the views. Walking shoes/ trainers advidable
Written 7 February 2024
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Danielle T
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
These are a must see and an amazing experience. Very spiritual and very interactive and it pays to be agile and nimble to get thru some of the spaces. Really great experience.
Written 5 February 2024
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia17 760 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Marble Mountains are a terrific historic and cultural attraction you should visit.
They're located around 10-15 min taxi (Grab) ride from downtown Da Nang.
Entry fee is cheap, around 3$ including the elevator to the top I strongly suggest, as the stairs (you will go down by them anyway) are pretty steep, uneven and exhausting even downhill.
Marble mountains are easily distinguished on a flat Da Nang landscape. There are 5 marble/limestone mountains (better say huge rocks) rising from the flat area all around. They used to be spiritual and sacred places of Champa people who ruled Vietnam from 5-15 cent. For true history buffs I'd suggest extending their journey to My Son sanctuary, which was kind of Champa's capital, further 45 min drive inland (read that in a separate review).
Every mountain was named after natural elements - water, wood, fire, earth and metal, however tourist are only allowed on the biggest one - Water mountain (Thuy Son). Within the caves they built Buddhist temples.
Once up by the elevator there's a map and a path leading you through all the temples, around 7-8 of them. Not to be missed is the Huyen Khong Cave with marble Buddha and Heaven Cave.
You need around 1,5-2 hrs to complete all of them. If you don't have mobility issues it's easy to navigate, however I wouldn't recommend going elderly people, pregnant women and those with small kids.
Written 1 February 2024
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