Danang is where you are offered with affordable service, best foods and grand view of mountains. That’s why there are thousands of visitors coming to Marble Mountain every year. If you are wondering things to note when visiting Marble Moutain, then just read this article and find out your way.
At the first glance, you may see several shops selling marble stones at the foot of the mountain, there are many kinds of stone carvings and fine art to choose from but you don’t need to buy them as a long journey is waiting for you ahead. You can choose some favorite carvings and come back to buy later when the visit ends.
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The entrance ticket only costs 15,000 vnd (less than 1 USD), you can take the lift up to the mountain or walk the whole way if you want to get some exercises. The lift costs 15,000VND each way and 30.000 vnd for roundtrip. If you go in the evening, you may walk down because the lift stops working when it gets dark.
For those who are in good health and enjoy hiking, you can climb up to the top of the mountain. To reach Linh Ung Pagoda, you need to pass 108 stairs at the eastern way or 156 stairs at the western gate if you want to get to Tam Thai Pagoda.
Spectacular sightseeing in Marble Mountain
The highlights are amazing caves and pagodas, some ancient carvings and monuments.
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Tam Thai Pagoda is located on a relatively flat surface, the temple has 3 main gates and the most important gate is used by only the monks, the left gate is for men and the right one is for. The temple possesses ancient architecture and has undergone many restorations due to natural disasters and wars.
Photo by Nguyen Thanh Khiem
Besides, Linh Ung Pagoda in Marble Mountain is the largest and most-visited temple in the top of Thuy Son Mountain. There is a 10 meter high Buddha Shakyamuni set solemnly in the center, Kshitigarha and Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara are set at the two sides. Whether you are a Buddhist or not, a visit to burn incense and pray at this very sacred Linh Ung Pagoda will not disappoint you.
Huyen Khong Cave is the largest cave in Marble Mountain Da Nang, also is gifted with the most beautiful landscape. Make sure to visit the underground cave named Am Phu Cave that depicts the Buddhist hell. Hell Cave is so mysterious that you may have to go with other people. The remaining caves have charming and hidden beauty that awaits you to explore by yourself.
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The view from the top of Thuy Son Mountain is worth your effort. Standing at the peak of Thuy Son, you can have a spectacular view to the beach and the whole city of Danang. This is indeed a rare beauty that may not be found anywhere else. Take a notice of bringing your camera to capture memorable moments in Marble Mountain! After the trip, you should buy some stone carvings as souvenirs and find some places to eat.
Small notes while climbing up Marble Mountain
You should carry a flashlight or phone with you, especially in the evening. Marble Mountain Danang comprises of several sacred temples so it’s advisable to pay attention to wear discreet clothes. Bring your own drinks or snacks! Make sure you don’t litter and keep the environment clean. It requires some climbing inside the cave so it may not be suitable for the elderly.
Best time to visit Marble Mountain
Marble Mountain offers beautiful landscapes all year round. You and your family will have more fun in summer thanks to the nearby beaches.
It is ideal to start your journey to Marble Mountain in the morning as it may take 4 hours to explore all the caves and pagodas here. If you come in late afternoon, you can also have a chance to admire the whole city of Danang at night.
Some good restaurants near Marble Mountain:
1. Dung Quang noodle
Address: K43 Ngu Hanh Son Street, My An Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District, Da Nang City.
This restaurant offers local specialty – Quang noodle and other dishes such as fish noodle, beef noodle with pretty cheap prices 15,000 – 20,000 / bowl.
2. A Ty Seafood
Address: 2 Truong Sa Street, Ngu Hanh Son District, Da Nang City.
Phone number: 0905 411 454
A big menu is welcoming you with a variety of snails, octopus, stingrays, lobsters, crabs, … which are made in different ways. You are able to go around, have a look and pick up what you want to have for dinner. This restaurant is also well-known for its good service and food quality.
3. Hung Quan – Grill dishes:
- Address: 72 Duan Uan, Ngu Hanh Son District, Da Nang City
- Phone number: 0906 469 268
The restaurant provides mouthwatering dishes with various menus. In addition to the barbecue specialties, you can find hot pot, steamed, fried seafood which are beautifully decorated and well-cooked.
Don’t miss these notes when visiting Marble Moutain, your trip will be fulfilled of happy, safe and brighten moments. We are looking for your stories about it!