1. Overview

Each trip will be an exciting adventure, bringing you different experiences, and the same goes for the Hoi An Marble Mountain tour. This is an attractive and extremely interesting tour that many tourists choose every time they come to Da Nang and Hoi An. Marble Mountains Hoi An Tour is a unique tour with a harmonious combination of the ancient identity of Hoi An ancient town and the unique Buddhist architecture of Marble Mountain and the opportunity to enjoy specialties local. Join us to explore the beauty and appeal of the Marble Mountains Hoi An Tour and record fascinating experiences at these two locations.

2. Location of Marble Mountains and Hoi An?

2.1 Marble Mountains are majestic and wild

Marble Mountains (or Non Nuoc Mountain) is located at 81 Huyen Tran Princess Street, Hoa Hai Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District, Da Nang City, and 8 km from the center of Da Nang City, from the center of Hoi An City about 19km.

Ngu Hanh Son consists of six mountains named after the five elements: metal, water, wood, fire, and earth. Tho Son alone includes two mountains, Duong Hoa Son and Am Hoa Son. Ngu Hanh Son was certified as a National Historical and Cultural Monument in 1990. Ngu Hanh Son will take you to the breathtaking beauty of nature, immersing yourself in a unique system of caves and pagodas. With its wild, mossy beauty, Ngu Hanh Son always gives you a sense of strange and mysterious experience—a scenic spot that you cannot miss.

2.2 Hoi An

Hoi An City belongs to Quang Nam province, located on the northern bank of the lower Thu Bon River, about 30 km southeast of Da Nang City, about 950 km from Ho Chi Minh City, and about 800 km from Hanoi Capital. Hoi An has long been a famous tourist destination not to be missed during a trip to Quang Nam. Hoi An soon became a symbol of this rustic land, full of hidden excitement with ancient brick and tile roofs, showing off its mossy features, but still with a hint of arrogance.

3. Suggested itinerary Hoi An Marble Mountains tour 1 day

Services in Hoi An Ngu Hanh Son Tour include: tourist car, sightseeing tickets, professional tour guide, and eating some local specialties at the restaurant.Below is a schedule Summary of the Hoi An Marble tour one day:

Around 13:00 p.m, the car and tour guide will contact you to pick you up at your hotel or home on time to start the Hoi An Marble Mountains Tour. The first destination on the tour is the Ngu Hanh Son Mountain Scenic Complex. Coming here, you will clearly feel the magical and poetic space. You will go up the mountain to visit Thuy Son Mountain, the largest and most beautiful mountain in Ngu Hanh Son. After that, you will visit the sacred temples here: Tam Thai Pagoda, Linh Ung Pagoda, and Quan Am Pagoda. In addition, you can also explore the famous cave systems of the Marble Mountains, such as Am Phu Cave, Huyen Khong Cave, Vong Giang Dai, etc.

Then, down the mountain by road, the tour guide will take visitors to visit Non Nuoc Stone Handicraft Village, one of four ancient villages in Da Nang that used to focus on hand-made stone chiseling and carving. And now this famous craft village has gradually affirmed the brand of the largest stone craftsmanship village in the country.

Leaving Non Nuoc stone carving village, the next destination on this trip, you will be taken by car to Hoi An, one of the World Cultural Heritage Sites. You will explore Tra Que Vegetable Village and Hoi An Ancient Town at night. And you can also enjoy cuisine at local restaurants with many delicious Hoi An and Da Nang specialties, such as Hoi An chicken rice, Cao Lau, bun mam nem, etc.

At around 21:00 p.m, visitors will be taken back to the original pick-up point. At the end of the 1-day Marble Mountains Hoi An tour, the tour guide says goodbye to the group and sees you again on upcoming tours.

Note: The order of attractions can be changed to suit the actual situation, but this still ensures full implementation of the program content.

4. What will you experience on the Hoi An Marble Mountains tour one day

4.1. Explore Thuy Son Mountain

Thuy Son Mountain is the largest mountain and has many beautiful scenes worth visiting in this Ngu Hanh Son Mountain Complex. This is a destination rich in spirituality, culture, and history. To visit Thuy Son Mountain, visitors must buy an entrance ticket for 1.65 USD per ticket and an elevator ticket for 0.62 USD per person per way. Reaching the top of Thuy Son, visitors will be overwhelmed by the unique natural scenery of the entire Ngu Hanh Son mountain, the image of the city in the distance, and the beautiful, poetic beaches surrounding it. This place also has the most pagodas and caves among the six mountains of the Marble Mountains.

4.2. Sightseeing and worshiping sacred pagodas in Marble Mountains

4.2.1. Tam Thai Pagoda has ancient Buddhist architecture

Tam Thai Pagoda is a long-standing ancient pagoda located on Thuy Son Mountain, surrounded by charming natural scenery. Every year, the temple welcomes a large number of tourists and Buddhist monks and nuns to visit. Walking into the temple, visitors will feel like they are lost in the sacred place of Buddha realm. To get to the pagoda, visitors must go through 156 stone steps on the west side of Thuy Son Mountain. The pagoda has bold Buddhist architecture and is covered with the color of time, clong with the development of Da Nang tourism, the pagoda has been repaired many times but still retains its inherent ancient beauty.

4.2.2. Linh Ung Pagoda

Linh Ung Ngu Hanh Son Pagoda is an ancient pagoda nearly 200 years old, located on Thuy Son Mountain. This is an ancient temple with nostalgic and sacred beauty, a place that attracts a large number of tourists from all over to visit and worship every year. The pagoda is also known as Linh Ung Non Nuoc Pagoda or Ngoai Pagoda, while Tam Thai Pagoda is Trong pagoda. It is known that this is also the earliest pagoda to appear among the three pagodas named Linh Ung in Da Nang. Right in the middle of the temple grounds is a 10-meter-high statue of Sakyamuni Buddha, flanked by statues of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva and Avalokiteshvara.

4.2.3.  Avalokiteśvara Pagoda

Avalokiteśvara Pagoda is located at the foot of Kim Son Mountain, one of the five mountains of the Marble Mountains. Quan Am Pagoda was built in 1957 and is one of the most sacred pagodas in Da Nang. The pagoda is majestically located at 48 Su Van Hanh, Hoa Hai ward, Ngu Hanh Son district, Da Nang city. 

Coming here, you will hear the thrilling story of the late monk Thich Phap Nhan’s dream of seeing Avalokiteshvara appear in the sacred cave. And accordingly, this monk found a natural stone cave with a statue of Guan Yin. Since then, the Quan Am pagoda has been formed.

The pagoda is designed with an extremely unique and spacious architectural space and unique grounds, such as a bronze statue of Thien Thu Thien Nhan Quan Am, a hall, a monkshood,etc. Besides, this place attracts tourists to come thanks to the beautiful scenery surrounding the pagoda; this place brings a peaceful, tranquil space and a feeling of peace to all visitors.

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4.3. Enjoy a panoramic view of the Marble Mountains from Vong Giang Dai

Vong Giang Dai is located on the southwest slope of Thuy Son Mountain. In the middle of the platform is a stele about 2 meters high, engraved with the three words Vong Giang Dai in Chinese and a small line of Chinese characters “Minh Mang thap bat nien nguyet cat nhat,” meaning “the stele was established on an auspicious day, the 7th month of the 18th year of Minh Mang (1837)”. Vong Giang Dai is the ideal point for you to observe the panoramic view of the Marble Mountains complex, watching the Cam Le and Co Co rivers. This river viewing platform is located opposite the Ancestral Church of Tam Thai Pagoda, with a narrow path including slightly winding natural stone steps.

4.4. Visit the most beautiful cave Ngu Hanh Son Da Nang

4.4.1. Mysterious Am Phu Cave

Am Phu Cave is a famous cave visited by many tourists on their journey to explore the Marble Mountains. In front of the cave is the Yin Yang Bridge, and the road inside the Am Phu cave divides into two directions: heaven and hell. Am Phu Cave has 12 prison doors; each door has an official in charge. Coming here, you will admire the scene recreating the legend of the underworld, the punishments for people after going to hell, etc. After visiting Hell, remember to step onto the path to Heaven to feel like you have just been resurrected, escaping the fear of hell.

4.4.2. Huyen Khong Cave – the most beautiful cave in Marble Mountains

Huyen Khong Cave is an open-air cave and one of the most beautiful caves in the Marble Mountains. When light shines into the cave, it creates an extremely shimmering and magical scene, making visitors feel like they are stepping into a fairyland. In addition, this is a destination that attracts tourists to pray for fortune at Ba Chua Tien Temple and for peace and health at Chua Thuong Ngan Temple.

4.5. Visit Non Nuoc stone carving village

After visiting the Marble Mountains, visitors can visit the Non Nuoc stone carving village, located right at the foot of the Marble Mountains complex. This is a famous traditional stone carving craft village in Da Nang. The stone village has a history spanning more than 300 years, dating back to the 17th century. Each year, this place produces more than 80,000 impressive works of art. Coming here, you will be immersed in the world of artistic sculpture among works of exquisite beauty created by the creative hands of sculptors or buy souvenirs made from marble blocks precious.

4.6. Explore Tra Que vegetable village, Hoi An

Tra Que Vegetable Village is located in Cam Ha Commune, Hoi An City, about 3km from the center of Hoi An. The households here rotate and intercrop more than 20 types of leafy vegetables and spices, with a tradition spanning nearly 300 years. Not simply a place to produce clean vegetables, Tra Que is also an ideal destination for tourists who love the freshness and tranquility of the vegetable village, and you can also experience the activities of being a vegetable farmer in the village, join a cooking class with the locals and enjoy delicious typical dishes made with vegetables right in the garden, such as cao lau, quang noodles, tam hui, é juice, etc.

4.7. Admire the beauty of Hoi An Ancient Town at night

No noise or bustle; Hoi An has a peaceful and ancient beauty. The appeal of the more than 400-year-old city comes from its ancient architecture, moss-roofed houses, colorful lantern streets, etc. Coming to Hoi An Ancient Town, you will discover famous historical relics such as the Chua Cau, Cantonese Assembly Hall, Fujian Assembly Hall, Tan Ky ancient house, Phung Hung ancient house, etc. 

Walking around the ancient town of Hoi An in the evening, you will feel the bustling atmosphere but still have a poetic, sparkling beauty thanks to the unique architecture. In the old town, you can visit and shop to your heart’s content because the stalls here are very diverse and rich.

You can see more of our Da Nang and Hoi An tours by following the links below:

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Farming & Fishing Life In Hoi An Ancient Town

Danang – Hoi An – Bana Hill Classical Tour

My Son Holy Land Halfday Tour

Hoi An Vespa Tour & Cooking Class

My Lai Massacre Memory Day Trip

Healing Yourself Retreat At Alba Wellnese Resort

5. Why should you sign up for a tour to go to the Hoi An Marble Mountains instead of going on your own?

Ngu Hanh Son and Hoi An are destinations where tourists can go on their own, but this is not a good option. If you are not experienced, not familiar with the roads, etc., you should consider going on a 1-day tour.

First, when going on a tour, you don’t have to waste time renting a car, asking for directions, or buying tickets to visit places. Second, if you choose to ride a motorcycle, the distance is quite long and very dangerous. On the contrary, choosing to go by car or taxi is more comfortable and convenient, but the price will be higher, not to mention other additional costs. When choosing to go on a tour, all of the above problems are just small things because the travel company takes care of everything. Furthermore, it also helps visitors save a small amount of money for other activities.

6. A few things to note when experiencing the Hoi An Marble Mountain tour

You should bring sneakers because the path is mainly steep, uneven stone steps, so wearing shoes will help you move more easily. 

When visiting pagodas and temples, you should pay attention to dressing neatly and politely. 

The car provides 1 bottle of drinking water per person, but if you want, you can still prepare more because if you buy it at tourist attractions, the price will be more expensive than outside. 

When going into caves, you should bring a flashlight for ease of movement. 

If you want to buy something as a gift, don’t forget to ask the price before buying. 

Don’t forget to check the details and weather forecast before going.

7. Conclusion

Above is the information about exploring the top 7 best things on the Hoi An Marble Mountains tour one day that Metta Voyage shares with you. Metta Voyage hope you will have a wonderful trip. Don’t wait any longer and try this attractive Marble Mountains Hoi An tour.

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