1. Vietnam
  2. Quang Nam
  3. Hoi An
  4. Marble Mountains

Marble Mountains and Linh Ung Pagoda Half-Day Tour

Product ID: 36985
Look inside the caves and grottoes of Marble Mountain on a small group half-day tour from Hoi An. See the stunning statue of the "Lady Buddha" with a visit to the 19th-century Linh Ung Pagoda.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
Starting times 8:00 AM, 1:30 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Pick-up possible from your hotel or private residence in Hoi An.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Climb the stone steps carved into side of the Marble Mountains
  • Visit the artisans village to watch craftsmen carving objects out of marble
  • Marvel at the "Lady Buddha" statue at Linh Ung Pagoda
  • Look inside the Hindu and Buddhist caves of Thuy Son
  • Get panoramic views of Da Nang and the coast of Vietnam
Full description
Depart Hoi An and journey towards the limestone complex of the Marble Mountains in beautiful Da Nang. Upon arrival, see the 156 stone steps that are carved into the side of Thuy Son, the only Marble Mountain accessible to visitors.

Ascend to the top of the mountain and marvel at the Buddhist pagoda temples and hidden Buddhist and Hindu grottoes along the way. Get a closer look at the reliefs that depict religious scenes carved out of the marble, and soak up the panoramic views.

Head back down the mountain to visit the artisans village where skilled sculptors create many amazing products out of the marble. Continue to Linh Ung Pagoda, built under the reign of King Minh Mang in the 19th-century Nguyen Dynasty. Learn about the legend of the Buddhist statue said to have drifted downstream to the area to anchor at a sandy embankment. Admire the pagoda temple built by the locals to worship the statue, before the trip back to Hoi An.
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Entrance fees
  • 1-way elevator ride at Marble Mountain
  • Bottled water
  • English-speaking guide (other languages available on request)
  • Travel insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• This tour is available as a morning or afternoon option
• Please note that the pickup time will depend on the location of your accommodation. You will be given your exact pickup time after booking.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 43 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Great tour, outstanding guide!

We were picked up on time and our guide Gumg introduced herself. From the we were taken to the Linh Ung Pergoda. Great views back to DeNang and enough time th o look around the pergoda. Our guide explained the history of the pergoda and took us to several locations around so we could get great views of the pergoda. After about hour we departed for Marble mountain. Before we arrived at the mountain we visited a marble workshop where we were able to see a mason at work and purchase some marble products. Our guide then took us to the mountain showed us around and explained the history of the Buddist temple built into the mountain. We had enough time to explore the entire mountain and in each part Gumg explanined what we were seeing and the history. A really good morning tour

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July 6, 2019

It was only my husband and I in the tour so it was kinda of a private tour! Our guide, Thao, was very informative and super nice. She would always make sure that it was safe for us before going since it was pretty slippery in some places. The caves in the Marble Mountains were amazing. The sculpture village was basically a store and the women there were not really useful. They just basically wanted us to buy souvenirs. Other than that, I would recommend this tour.

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April 9, 2019

Wear comfortable foot wear and clothing— this tour involves lots and lots of walking up/ down the marble mountain. Depending on when you travel, it’s advisable to wear some sunscreen / hat; the sun was pretty intense. Our travel guide Eric was very knowledgeable and friendly! Would recommend him as your guide!! Oh, and bring some snacks to feed the monkeys that are at the Lady Buddha.

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March 28, 2019

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Hoi An Express

Product ID: 36985