Marble Mountains

Marble Mountains: Our most recommended tours and activities

Da Nang: Lady Buddha, Monkey Mountain and Am Phu Cave Tour

1. Da Nang: Lady Buddha, Monkey Mountain and Am Phu Cave Tour

After pickup from your hotel in Da Nang or Hoi An, visit the Son Tra Mountain, also known as Monkey Mountain, to gain insight into Vietnam's rich history of Buddhism and Hinduism. Then, visit the Lady Buddha statue, the tallest Buddhist statue in Vietnam, reaching a height of 220 feet (67 meters). Next, visit local stone factories and sculpture shops, before visiting Marble Mountain. Visit the Âm Phủ cave, to take a walk through a re-creation of Buddhist hell. At midday enjoy lunch in a local restaurant with authentic Vietnamese dishes. You'll be transferred back to your hotel around 1:00 PM.

DaNang- Lady Buddha-Marble Mountains -Coconut Jungle -Hoi An

2. DaNang- Lady Buddha-Marble Mountains -Coconut Jungle -Hoi An

This is the best option for you to explore Da Nang city with Linh Ung Pagoda - Lady Buddha, Marble mountains, and connect with Cam Thanh Coconut Jungle - experience basket boat rowing then discover Hoi An Ancient Town - take beautiful photos with Lantern Light on the same day. Pick you up at your hotel or meeting point. Your first stop is Son Tra, nicknamed ‘Monkey Mountain’ by American troops. The national park stands 693 meters above sea level, and its location on a peninsula affords breathtaking views of the surrounding sea. Whilst there, Linh Ung pagoda - home to the tallest statue of the Goddess of Mercy in Southeast Asia will be one of your unforgettable memory. The 67-meter tall statue is located on top of a lotus-shaped platform and features 21 miniature Buddha sculptures. Next, you’ll be definitely impressed by the Marble Mountains. Admire beautiful caves, and historic Buddhist pagodas, spend time exploring and absorbing knowledge about religions, and gain insight into differences between Buddhism and Hinduism Move to the Stone Carving Village of Non-Nuoc so that you can admire stone fine art and buy some nice souvenirs. Enjoy some local cuisine at a local restaurant before visiting Cam Thanh Coconut Jungle and Hoi An Ancient Town. Continue your adventure with Cam Thanh Coconut Jungle and spend your time enjoying the peaceful, green space of Coconut Forest and hands-on experience of round net and cast net fishing, especially enjoying basket boat rowing. Then Hoi An Ancient town welcomes you to visit Phuc Kien Pagoda, Phung Hung ancient house, the Japanese Bridge, Museum ... Shopping at Hoi An Central Market. Walk around the historic old town and be amazed by the influences from China, Japan, and Vietnam. Dinner at the local restaurant. Fee your time with the night market and enjoy the shimmering space of Hoi An by night. You'll then be transferred back to your in Da Nang or Hoi An if requested.

Marble Mountains & Son Tra Peninsula Tour from Da Nang

3. Marble Mountains & Son Tra Peninsula Tour from Da Nang

The Marble Mountains are a cluster of five marble and limestone mountains which are named after the five elements. Stone steps carved into the mountain lead to a Buddhist Pagoda. You can also discover stunning caves and enjoy the beautiful view from the mountain top. Next, you will go to Am Phu Cave where there is a replica of “Heaven and Hell”, Marble Mountains are also home to Non Nuoc Stone Carving Village, which is a unique craft village. Situated at the foot of the Marble Mountains, this craft village has a proud history covering more than 200 years. We will head north to visit the Son Tra Peninsula. It is 693-meter high above sea level and 10-kilometer from the center of Da Nang City to the North-East. Pay a visit to Son Tra Linh Ung Pagoda, considered one of the biggest pagodas in Da Nang City. The most striking feature of this vast pagoda is its huge Lady Buddha statue, which is one of the tallest in Vietnam and spectacularly dominates the skyline. You can contemplate the whole city, Son Tra peninsula as well as the Marble Mountains along with white sand-bank. The beautiful landscape creates a unique impression that you cannot find in other places.

Da Nang: Small-Group My Son Sanctuary & Marble Mountain Tour

4. Da Nang: Small-Group My Son Sanctuary & Marble Mountain Tour

Be taken on an action-packed day tour to My Son Sanctuary and the Marble Mountain, two of the most popular attractions in Central Vietnam. The first stop will be to the My Son Sanctuary, a unique collection of temples which were built by the Cham people in the 4th century. Following that is a trip to the majestic Marble Mountains that loom for miles around. After admiring the view, travel to the sizable Am Phu Cave with its lofty vantage point. You will then discover dimly-lit cave temples, admiring colorful pagodas and gazing out over the Vietnamese countryside. The mountains themselves are made from limestone and marble (hence their name), of which the locals use to carve impressive statues and shrines. Before the day is done, there will be a visit to the Linh Ung Pagoda.

From Hue: Hai Van Pass Motorbike Tour to Da Nang or Hoi An

5. From Hue: Hai Van Pass Motorbike Tour to Da Nang or Hoi An

Start your experience with hotel pickup in Hue, where your driver will load your backpack on to the motorbike. Set off on a day of sightseeing as you drive along the beautiful coastal road to your destination. Admire rice fields and tranquil villages along the road, and take a break at Lap An Lagoon to snap photos of the beautiful lake. Continue to Lang Co Beach, where you can swim and enjoy a seafood lunch at your own expense. Pass bunkers from the Vietnam War as you cross the famous Hai Van Pass, and enjoy panoramic views over the ocean. Make a stop in the Marble Mountains to explore colorful Buddhist temples and amazing caves before being dropped off in Da Nang or Hoi An.

Hoi An or Da Nang: Top Gear Hai Van Pass Motorbike Adventure

6. Hoi An or Da Nang: Top Gear Hai Van Pass Motorbike Adventure

After pick-up at your hotel in the morning, prepare bike, bag, protection gear and meet other travelers at supplier's office. Depart and leave the city behind and head into the countryside. Take a short stop at Thanh Toan roof-tile bridge, one of oldest bridges in Vietnam. Visit a farm museum to see local Vietnamese rice harvesting methods. Ride further on the HW1 to visit Elephant Springs where you can swim in fresh spring water from the Bach Ma Mountains. Continue on to Lang Co Bay and enjoy local food at a boat-house on the lagoon. Now it's time for the highlight of the trip. Start seeing the best views from Hai Van Pass, and reach the top of the mountains where you can see all the way back to Hue or to Da Nang. Take short trek to the top for more beautiful views Ride down to Da Nang city, along the beach then visit Marble Mountains where you'll take a short trek. Ride back to Hoi An along the beach before returning to your hotel.o your hotel

Hue: Private Transfer To/From Hoi An with Sightseeing

7. Hue: Private Transfer To/From Hoi An with Sightseeing

Ride in comfort in your own private car with an English-speaking driver on a 1-way transfer between the magical cities of Hue and Hoi An. Kick-off your 3-hour journey by meeting your guide directly in your hotel lobby, and head straight to the renowned Lang Co Beach with its 10-km white sand stretch, and cool, crystal blue waters. Relax here for as long as you wish, enjoying a traditional seafood lunch. Next, sit back and relax as you drive up to the iconic Hai Van Pass, dubbed "one of the best coastal roads in the world", where the panoramic views at the top will make your jaw drop. Snap a few pictures before you make your way to your next stop: the Son Tra Peninsula. Here, watch the waters of the East Sea from high above, and peek into Vietnam's war-torn past. Make sure to keep an eye out for the wild monkeys roaming around, and marvel at the tall bright white statue of the Bodhisattva, or Goddess, of Mercy. Finally, explore Marble Mountain with its cluster of five limestone and marble mountains dotted with grottos, temples, and fabulous viewpoints on your last stop before your driver drops you off at your hotel.

Hue or Hoi An: Golden Bridge Drive by Private Car

8. Hue or Hoi An: Golden Bridge Drive by Private Car

Take a drive from Hue to Hoi An by private car, enjoying scenic views and important landmarks along the way on a 7- to 8-hour excursion. After pickup from your hotel in Hue city center, start your trip with the natural beauty of Lap An Lagoon. Admire the lush greenery, crystal-clear water, and the picture-perfect image of the clouds covering the mountains. Just 60 kilometers from Hue, the next town you’ll stop at is the serene fishing township of Lang Co. This village’s incredible beach was recognized in 2009 as one of the 30 most beautiful bays in the world. Next, experience Hai Van Pass, one of the most scenic hillside roads in Vietnam. On the top of the pass, there are vestiges of an ancient fortified gateway. The American and French bunkers in Hai Van Pass provide views to the city without any steep climb. At the peak is a rest station where you can take a break and enjoy a coffee.     The highlight of your drive will be your stop at the Golden Bridge, held up by two magnificent stone sculptures shaped like hands. You’ve never seen anything like this, and you’ll want to take lots of pictures. Finally, visit the Marble Mountains, famous for the image of rocky peaks rising above the roofs of homes and resorts. As the road curves towards the mountain, you’ll see large stone dragons and seated figures of Buddha. You’ll then be dropped off at the location of your choice in Hoi An.

From Hoi An: Marble Mountain, Hai Van Pass & Lang Co Beach

9. From Hoi An: Marble Mountain, Hai Van Pass & Lang Co Beach

From the hotel, depart to Ngu Hanh Son (Marble Mountain). Here, discover the stunning natural caves of the mountain and enjoy the beautiful view from the top. Visit the mysterious pagodas and the sculpturing village. Then, continue to Son Tra Peninsula, where we have a chance to admire the beauty of Linh Ung - Bai But pagoda - one of the biggest pagoda in Da Nang city in both of scale and architecture. This pagoda has a combination between modern style and traditional style. Especially, in Linh Ung - Bai But pagoda, there has Guan Yin statue that is considered as the highest statue in Vietnam (67 meters height approximately 30 stories). This statue put its back to the mountain, faces to the sea. Above the Guan Yin statue is Buddha hood statue with the high of 2 meters. From here, you can contemplate the whole city, mountain and Son Tra peninsula and see Ngu Hanh Son Mountain along with white sand-bank. The beautiful landscape creates a unique impression that you cannot find in other places. After lunch, continue to Hai Van Pass. On the national highway-01, Hai Van Pass is an impressive landscape. It is like a giant dragon, lying on Highway-01 on the border between Thua Thien – Hue Province and Da Nang City. This is the highest pass in Vietnam (500m above sea level). Next to Hai Van Pass is Lang Co Beach; with its gradually slopping, white sand beach, the average depth of less than 1m and the average temperature in the bathing season is 25°C, Lang Co is an ideal beach for tourists. Available as a shared or private tour.

Full-Day Hai Van Pass & Lang Co Beach from Da Nang

10. Full-Day Hai Van Pass & Lang Co Beach from Da Nang

Enjoy a full-day trip exploring Vietnam from Da Nang. Depart from your hotel to Ngu Hanh Son (Marble Mountain). Discover the stunning natural caves of the mountain and enjoy a beautiful view from the top of the mountain. Also, visit the mysterious pagodas and the sculpture village located here. Then, continue to Son Tra Peninsula, to admire the beauty of the Linh Ung – Bai But pagoda – one of the largest pagodas in Da Nang city. This pagoda has a combination of modern and traditional styles and is home to the Guan Yin statue, considered to be the tallest statue in Vietnam (67 m). From here, you can view the whole city, mountain, and Son Tra peninsula as well as Ngu Hanh Son Mountain with its white, sandy banks. The beautiful landscape creates a unique impression that you cannot find in other places.  Continue to Hai Van (Ocean Cloud) Pass, the longest and highest mountain pass in Vietnam with a length of 21 km. On the national highway-01, Hai Van Pass is an impressive landscape. It is like a giant dragon, lying on the geographical boundary between Da Nang and Thua Thien-Hue Province. Then, head to Lang Co Beach. With its gradually sloping, white sand beach, average depth of less than 1 m, and average temperature in the bathing season of 25 °C, Lang Co is an ideal beach for tourists. In Lang Co beach, there are various kinds of shrimp, lobster, sea shrimp, crab, butter-fish, mackerel fish, and oysters. Not far from the beach, see the Chan May scenery and Lang Co fishing village. You'll have free time to swim, take photos and have lunch. 

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What people are saying about Marble Mountains

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 371 reviews

Awesome experience if your looking for a shorter timed day trip. Only 5 hours but you see a ton. Pickup and drop off was super easy and the drives are quick from Da Nang. No negatives but if you don’t like walking up stairs it may not be for you. Lots of steps up to the top of marble mountain but you can also climb through caves to get to the top. That was personally the best part for us. Really enjoyed it and the hosts are great!

Michael is the bestest tour guide you will ever meet. He goes above and beyond for his clients and is very knowledgeable of historical features of each spot. Highly recommend them!

Bach, our guide was really informative and knowledgeable. whilst being friendly and interesting.

The lady Buddha and the Am Phu Cave is something that you must see if you are in Da Nang.

Marble mountains are so incredible!! And the lunch was excellent.