The Marble Mountains are found in Da Nang, approximately a 15 to 20 minutes ride via taxi from the central city. If you are staying at a hotel in Da Nang City, take a taxi to the beautiful Marble Mountains where you see a site where Vietnamese people worship. There are many beautiful spots at the Marble Mountains, but particularly this largest main cave gives a special spiritual feeling with a natural light shining through holes from above. It is a great place to visit for those who enjoy visiting historical sites of worship.
Visit Vietnamese people's place of worship
Climb up the rocky stairs or take the elevator
For those of you taking an elevator, the ticket booth for the elevator is separate from the ticket booth for walkers, so find the right ticket booth to pay your entrance fee when you arrive at the entrance. On a hot sunny day, going up those rocky uneven stairs can be quite a sweaty challenge so you can always take an elevator down and/or up as long as you pay an extra 15,000 VND one way.
Feel the spiritual energy in the caves
On a hot spring day, even in April when it is 30 degree Celsius (86 F) outside, as soon as you enter the cave, it is so refreshingly cool that you just want to stay there forever. It is refreshing not only because it is cool in the main cave, but also the cave itself is beautiful and quite special. This is where man-made sculptures and nature perfectly match to create a special spiritual atmosphere.
Tips for traveling to the Marble Mountains
If you happen to be staying by the Han River around the Dragon Bridge, the round trip to the Marble Mountains costs little over 350,000 VND (16 USD) if you take a regular size taxi. When you travel in Vietnam, you quickly realize that depending on the size of taxi, the price differs so unless you are in a big group, try to catch a smaller taxi, which reduces unnecessary costs.
Spiritual experience at the Marble Mountains
The Marble Mountains is the place to visit when you are in central Vietnam. It is between the central Da Nang City and Hoi An, thus you can perhaps take a half day adventure out to this beautiful mountain before you head out to experience the evening out in Hoi An.
The caves at the Marble Mountains create natural air-conditioned rooms, but walking up the stairs and walking around the Marble Mountains can be quite a sweaty challenge on a hot day, thus you could also hit the white sand beach before heading out for an evening adventure in Hoi An. If you wish to experience Vietnamese culture, traditions, and philosophy, this is the place to visit.
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