When you’re visiting Da Nang, Vietnam, a trip to the Marble Mountains is a must for every tourist. It is heavily promoted as a tourist destination yet the beauty and charm of it makes it a special attraction that every tourist should visit.
Here are some of the facts about Marble Mountains.
What you Need to Know About This Attraction
Marble Mountains consists of five limestone mountains where each has its own caves, shrines, and pagodas. Each mountain symbolizes one of the five elements such as water, fire, metal, wood, and earth.
The main tourist attraction which represents water requires visitors to walk up a long flight of stairs. However, if you aren’t up for a long walk or exercise, you can take the glass observatory which will take you up to the pagoda. Once you get to the top, you’ll be greeted with magnificent views of Da Nang.
For the best view, go straight to the top of Heaven’s cave where you’ll see a bird’s eye view of the Son Tra Peninsula, Non Nuoc Beach, and Cham islands.
Some of the caves have been converted to Buddhist shrines. Aside from paying respect, you can also appreciate the spectacular and interesting stalactites on the ceiling of the caves.
The caves draw in thousands of visitors every year. It has a number of ancient Buddhist and Hindu grottoes and a spectacular mountaintop view that encourages tourists to climb the long stairs. There are many landscapes and natural formations that visitors find enchanting as well.
For Tourists who are Looking for an Exciting Adventure
If you’re more of an adrenaline junkie, a trip to the Marble Mountains won’t disappoint you. One of the most popular attractions suitable for adventure lovers is the rappelling. There are professionally trained guides that will teach you how to rappel. It’s also suitable for first-timers because it doesn’t require any previous experience.
The best activity is the 50-meter drop where you’ll find yourself dropping into a dark hole and landing in a temple chamber. Sounds exciting eh? This activity is definitely worth trying.
The Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit is during early morning or evening to avoid the peak of the heat. Plus, you can watch the beautiful sunset at the top of the mountain. One of the nicest attractions in the cave is seeing the light pass into the cave through the openings in the ceiling. Whichever time you choose to visit, the Marble Mountain should definitely be on your itinerary.