Marble Mountains is located about 7km from the center of Danang city. It is next to Non Nuoc tourist area and situated in Hoa Hai ward, Ngu Hanh Son district.
The Marble Mountains consists of five mountains: Kim Son (mountain of metal), Moc Son (wood mountain), Thuy Son (water mountain), Hoa Son (fire mountain) and Tho Son (mountain of Earth). It looks like the oasis emerged between a immense dune that waves crashes on shore all year round. Visiting the Marble Mountain, visitors often come to the big mountain Thuy Son, Tam Thai Pagoda, the Huyen Khong Cave, the Linh Nham cave, the Van Thong cave, the Lang Hu cave, the Van Nguyet cave… At the foot of Ngu Hanh Son, there is a stone carving village – Non Nuoc with lots of works of sculpture art that are carved by hard-working local craftsmen.
According to ancient folklore, a dragon emerged from the water on Non Nuoc Beach and laid an egg. A thousand days and a thousand nights followed before the egg hatched, and out stepped a beautiful girl. The fragments of the shell were left on the beach and eventually grew into the five mystical Marble Mountains. Today, one of the most popular highlights is climbing up the Marble Mountains and enjoying spectacular views across Non Nuoc, also known as My Khe Beach. The Mountain of Water which is home to pagodas dating back to the 17th century and a number of caves is one the most frequented climbs with a steep hike up stone steps to Tam Quan Gate and its superb vistas to Mount Kim Son or Metal Mountain and the coastline from the Riverview Tower located next to the gate. The Riverview Tower dates back to the 18th century and the reign of the Emperor Minh Mang. Close by is Van Nguyet Grotto which is a nice resting spot where you can grab a fresh coconut to drink. The Lantern Cave is also worth a look, small but deep and filled with lava along with Am Phu Cave which heads down to a very scenic viewpoint.
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