Marble Mountain

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Marble Mountain Hoi An Reviews

SamsTravels SamsTrav…
56 reviews
Worth Seeing! Oct 02, 2014
We visited the marble mountain in the late afternoon! This means that it is free, which was a bonus! The giant budda was quite something as were the temples. Although you do have to climb a few steps to get to the top, I would recommend this to anyone visiting the Da nang area, The only thing that was a little annoying was 1 persistent local who couldn't saying anything more than budda and point and tried to lead us around the place, then wanted money for all his 'hard work' apart from this, the experience was a positive one and had we had more time, we would have looked around a little more and there is quite a lot to see. They have some impressive pagodas there which shouldn't be missed. All in all 4/5 stars from me!
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gingerbatik gingerba…
537 reviews
Marble Mountain Jul 08, 2013
We take taxi from our hotel to go to this place which located between Hoi An and Danang city and we also need to go to Danang airport after the exploration. I do not remember how much it cost but it was quite cheap since it was really nice big private car from the hotel with a driver.

It was an easy and smooth one hour ride from Hoi An city to the Marble Mountain. The car stop at the stone carving shop and then the shop staff guide us to the Marble Mountain gate.

We have to pay entrance fee, but I do not remember how much it cost. In addition to this, there is a new escalator install on the left site of the ticket office which was not there when I was here 3 years ago. So, we opt to have an escalator to go up and then walk down from the mountain.

Beware about the ticket office, it appears they try to sell the postcard and mountain map with the ticket together but did not tell you in advanced, and just tell the total amount which add up quite expensive.

We did not need the postcard and map, so we return this and just pay for the entrance fee and escalator ride. It was easy to navigate and there was some sign and information of the sights.

The marble Mountains was dubbed Hon Non Nuoc, meaning Mountain and Water in Vietnamese, there are actually five marble outcrops topped with pagodas.

Each is said to represent one of the natural elements: Tho Son (Earth), Moc Son (Wood), Kim Son (Metal/Gold), Thuy Son (Water) and Hoa Son (Fire).

Thuy Son (Mountain of Water) is the largest and most famous of the five marble mountains and contains a number of caves in which Hindu, Buddhist and Cham deities are worshipped.

The most impressive is the Huyen Khong Cave. Cathedral-like, with natural light entering through a small skyward opening, this large cave houses a large Cham Buddha, Buddhist and Confucian shrines along with various inscriptions carved into the walls.

The Marble Mountains are famous for their traditional stone engraving activities. In Dong Hai, a village close to Thuy Son, families create intricate statues, jewellery and art works.
Mountain view from afar
the first pagoda at the mountain
Vietnamese woman up at the pagoda …
dragon guarding the pagoda stairway
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