Located about 9 kilometres south of Da Nang’s city center, is one of the most popular attractions of the region, the Marble Mountains. This well known attraction is a group of five hills made from limestone and marble and home to caves, tunnels, peaks and temples. Named after the elements; metal, wood, water, fire and earth, the Marble Mountains are a spiritual site visited for the many Buddhist sanctuaries and places of worship found here; however the mountains are primarily visited for their complicated system of caves and tunnels. These caves line up along the sides of the hills and consist of interconnecting tunnels that stretch for miles. Visitors that climb the mountain are also treated to breathtaking views of the surrounding area, including China Beach. At the bottom of the Marble Mountains, visitors will come across the Non Nuoc Arts Village. The local people here are famed for their delicate carvings of statues and stone work. Tourists must therefore make it a point to visit the numerous shops and pick up a couple of souvenirs to take back home. Image by: Bernard Gagnon, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
8:00AM - 5:00PM
Around 4 hours or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The caves and tunnels and the spectacular view
Muslims visiting the Marble Mountains will not be able to find prayer facilities at the attraction. There are also no known mosques or Islamic Centres in the city of Da Nang. Muslim tourists may however be able to locate a clean and quiet area, on whichever hill they are visiting, to offer their prayers.
Visitors to the Marble Mountains will come across plenty of food stalls and vendors. They will find a variety of snacks and refreshments being sold here. Muslim tourists will however have to be careful about what they buy, since non-Halal items are widely sold. Muslim visiting Da Nang will also be able to find one Halal restaurant in the city.