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
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7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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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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  • DGSmanila
    Bangkok, Thailand391 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    beautifull walk among all caves
    superb time to stroll around and see all the caves pagoda and status. take the elevator up or just walk up. they do not provide much information so take picture of the location map at the entrance near the elevator exit.
    Visited February 2023
    Written February 28, 2023
  • Khim
    Singapore, Singapore8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome caves
    Awesome caves with many religious statues, natural and man made steps. Steps and passage ways are not difficult to manage but can be steep, narrow and uneven especially the climb to the top. Proper walking shoes is recommended. There are 2 sections to the caves/mountains. 1st with 40K entrance fee, 2nd 20K entrance fee. It's the 2nd section/cave that has slippery steps due to natural dripping water. Be early or will have to deal with many large tour groups.
    Visited February 2023
    Written February 28, 2023
  • 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 March 4, 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
    Traveled with family
    Written March 5, 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 March 7, 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
    Traveled on business
    Written March 8, 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 9, 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 10, 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 March 12, 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
    Traveled with family
    Written March 13, 2023
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John L
52 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
Went there with my family to enjoy the hill and you are immediately grabbed by people selling crafts. There is a charge to use the elevator both up and a separate charge to use it to come down. There is also an entrance charge and they won’t even allow you to take a photo unless you have paid for it all. Once you are up the mountain (about 5 stories) you are once again accosted by guides forcing themselves on you and then demanding money. I’d take a hard pass on this one.
Written March 16, 2020
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amanda5805
Duncan, Canada4,978 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We were on a group tour of about 18 people. This was one of our stops when we were heading from Hoi An to Hue (all in the same day). I am very glad we got here early how it was just starting to get really warm. Its a long way up and some of the stairs are very tall. We all split up and went our own way to see what was most important to us. There is so much to see here. Marble mountain consists of five marble & limestone hill and are named after the 5 elements. There are amazing statues, caves, temples and carving in the mountain. The view are also incredible.

It cost around 40,000VND ($2.35CAD) to enter Mount water. It also cost the same to enter Hell Cave. There is also an optional Elevator Fee of 15,000VND ($0.90CAD) per person/per ride. We didn’t take the Elevator Option. I do wish that we had taken the guide so we didn’t get lost in the short amount of time we were there for. The guide was 50,000VND ($3CAD). We only had an hour and a half at the marble mountains which was not even close to enough time. I would say you need a minimum of 3 hours to be able to take your time and really enjoy yourself. But the time we were leaving it was starting to get busy. Glad we got there when we did. I believe it was around 9am.

There are lots of shops around the bottom of the mountain selling carvings out of the stone from the mountains. There is also a few restaurants and corner stores to get something quick to eat before heading to your next location. The locals were all very friendly as you passed by.

I can not wait to go back and see all of this fantastic location.
Written May 29, 2020
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Good_Partner
Sydney, Australia4,238 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This must be the far away No. 1 attraction for tourists visiting Danang. You must not miss it. The mountain is not high so taking the steps will be the wise choice even lift is available for a fee. Compared to other attraction entry fee in this city, climbing Marble Mountains has the best value. Stairs may be uneven but it's manageable if you climb up slowly. The caves were popular as they were the rare excitement at this peaceful attraction. One or two caves require very strong legs to climb up though so be aware (no worry by the younger ones) before entering the one way path as the path is narrow and steep so it's hard to withdraw and return. Allowing 2 hours here should be quite adequate.
Written February 9, 2020
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Cherylann
Mumbai, India185 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Marble mountain is mid way between Danang & Hoi An. So we booked a cab from our hotel in Hoi An to Danang city with a stop over at the Marble Mountains.

You can opt to walk up the steps which can be really tiring or pay 15k VND & take the elevator (one way).

The moment you get off the elevator, you are welcomed by an awesome view with the beach on one side & the city view on the other with mountains.

There are beautiful caves with statues in stone as well as marble. You can also buy statues & other souvenirs made from marble from the shops below in the area (although our driver had told us not to buy from the shops around as the marble quality wasn't that good).

A bit of advise: Please wear good sturdy shoes if you want to climb up into the steep caves.
Written January 9, 2020
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jwgbusiness
Thornhill, Canada149 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This is a great place with a climb that may be hard for people with mobility issues. There are caves and religious statues that are worth seeing but beware of the merchants and their wares. The prices are exorbitant and there is a person who will track you in the main store until you leave, probably to assist but is there to sell.
Written February 28, 2020
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David W
Luton, UK41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We hired a grab and taxi to take us all over here he area for two days.

You have to pay to enter the mountain to explore the caves. There is an option to pay to ride a lift to the top. I am recommend that you buy the lift ticket as the stairs in the cave are doable, yet slippery and exhausting.
Written January 7, 2020
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Liz W
Melbourne, Australia9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Our morning tour with our guide Mr Ken (Tommy Dao Tours - HoiAn) began at 8am. Stopped of at a marble workshop/showroom then headed to Marble Mountain. Get there early to avoid the crowds. The caves were amazing and quite easy to access so long as you can do stairs. The glass lift up the mountain is great, it’s all leg work after that, including the descent to ground level. Having a knowledgeable guide is a must. We were able to learn about all the statues, caves, temples and many other details that are not well sign posted for tourists wandering the cave areas without guides. Having a private tour guide like Mr Ken made our visit much more informative and gave us a great understanding about the history of the mountains. We then headed to the Dragon Bridge in Danang for a few photos and then The Lady Buddha site for another well informed tour which includes a few chance meeting with some monkeys! Well worth a visit if you are around Danang and/or HoiAn. Our tour was a 1/2 day that was completed with a beautiful Vietnamese lunch in HoiAn. Thank you Tommy Dao Tours & Mr Ken.
Written January 8, 2020
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James K
Stourbridge, UK36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
The 5 craggy tops are a major tourist attraction and therefore very busy, even though we visited late in the day. That said we really enjoyed the visit. There is an elevator to take you part way up the crag or a couple of paths. Inside the mountain are a series of natural caves containing Hindu and Buddist shrines. The largest with a large Buddha statue was a Viet Cong hospital in the American War. There are also great views from the highest point on Thuy Son, which we had to ourselves. Around the mountains are the usual stalls selling tourist stuff and lots of statues with most of the stone imported from China.
Written January 14, 2020
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Skattch
Pleasant Hill, CA326 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
My wife and I booked a private tour of Marble Mountain through our hotel, the La Siesta, in Hoi An.

Our guide, pronounced Home, was excellent.

Our tour started with a brief stop at one of the family marble carvers. They had an amazing collection of statues and other art delicately and lovely card from different types of marble. I wish we had room to have one of these in our yard because they were really some of the most beautiful statues I’ve ever seen.

But the real value of this tour started once we taking the elevator to the top of the mountain. After that followed one amazing setting after another. From pagoda to cave to Budda and temple then again and again it seems like we couldn’t get any more amazed until we were.

It’s one of those places were pictures no matter how good simply do not do it justice.

We highly, highly recommend the store to anybody who is in the area.
Written February 23, 2020
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dekalbill
DeKalb, IL581 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is a popular site with lots of visitors, but it is worth the time to experience the wonders of this area. I was impressed by the temples, pagodas, statues, ponds, caves and beautiful views. Take the elevator to the top.
Written January 17, 2020
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