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Da Nang: Lady Buddha, Monkey Mountain and Am Phu Cave Tour

1. Da Nang: Lady Buddha, Monkey Mountain and Am Phu Cave Tour

After pickup from your hotel in Da Nang or Hoi An, visit the Son Tra Mountain, also known as Monkey Mountain, to gain insight into Vietnam's rich history of Buddhism and Hinduism. Then, visit the Lady Buddha statue, the tallest Buddhist statue in Vietnam, reaching a height of 220 feet (67 meters). Next, visit local stone factories and sculpture shops, before visiting Marble Mountain. Visit the Âm Phủ cave, to take a walk through a re-creation of Buddhist hell. At midday enjoy lunch in a local restaurant with authentic Vietnamese dishes. You'll be transferred back to your hotel around 1:00 PM.

From Da Nang: Full-Day Ba Na Hills and Golden Bridge Tour

2. From Da Nang: Full-Day Ba Na Hills and Golden Bridge Tour

Discover the beauty of Ba Na Hills on this full-day program. Experience 4 distinct seasons in a single day: it will feel like spring in the morning, like summer by noon, autumn by the afternoon and winter in the evening! With the hiking train, visitors traveling to Ba Na can enjoy views of the stunning natural landscapes in comfort. Visit several popular destinations including Linh Ung Pagoda with its exquisite architectural design and 30-meter-high Buddha statue. Continue to the Tinh Tam garden, Nghinh Phong peak, and Vong Nguyet hill, then stop for lunch.

DaNang- Lady Buddha-Marble Mountains -Coconut Jungle -Hoi An

3. DaNang- Lady Buddha-Marble Mountains -Coconut Jungle -Hoi An

This is the best option for you to explore Da Nang city with Linh Ung Pagoda - Lady Buddha, Marble mountains, and connect with Cam Thanh Coconut Jungle - experience basket boat rowing then discover Hoi An Ancient Town - take beautiful photos with Lantern Light on the same day. Pick you up at your hotel or meeting point. Your first stop is Son Tra, nicknamed ‘Monkey Mountain’ by American troops. The national park stands 693 meters above sea level, and its location on a peninsula affords breathtaking views of the surrounding sea. Whilst there, Linh Ung pagoda - home to the tallest statue of the Goddess of Mercy in Southeast Asia will be one of your unforgettable memory. The 67-meter tall statue is located on top of a lotus-shaped platform and features 21 miniature Buddha sculptures. Next, you’ll be definitely impressed by the Marble Mountains. Admire beautiful caves, and historic Buddhist pagodas, spend time exploring and absorbing knowledge about religions, and gain insight into differences between Buddhism and Hinduism Move to the Stone Carving Village of Non-Nuoc so that you can admire stone fine art and buy some nice souvenirs. Enjoy some local cuisine at a local restaurant before visiting Cam Thanh Coconut Jungle and Hoi An Ancient Town. Continue your adventure with Cam Thanh Coconut Jungle and spend your time enjoying the peaceful, green space of Coconut Forest and hands-on experience of round net and cast net fishing, especially enjoying basket boat rowing. Then Hoi An Ancient town welcomes you to visit Phuc Kien Pagoda, Phung Hung ancient house, the Japanese Bridge, Museum ... Shopping at Hoi An Central Market. Walk around the historic old town and be amazed by the influences from China, Japan, and Vietnam. Dinner at the local restaurant. Fee your time with the night market and enjoy the shimmering space of Hoi An by night. You'll then be transferred back to your in Da Nang or Hoi An if requested.

Marble Mountains & Son Tra Peninsula Tour from Da Nang

4. Marble Mountains & Son Tra Peninsula Tour from Da Nang

The Marble Mountains are a cluster of five marble and limestone mountains which are named after the five elements. Stone steps carved into the mountain lead to a Buddhist Pagoda. You can also discover stunning caves and enjoy the beautiful view from the mountain top. Next, you will go to Am Phu Cave where there is a replica of “Heaven and Hell”, Marble Mountains are also home to Non Nuoc Stone Carving Village, which is a unique craft village. Situated at the foot of the Marble Mountains, this craft village has a proud history covering more than 200 years. We will head north to visit the Son Tra Peninsula. It is 693-meter high above sea level and 10-kilometer from the center of Da Nang City to the North-East. Pay a visit to Son Tra Linh Ung Pagoda, considered one of the biggest pagodas in Da Nang City. The most striking feature of this vast pagoda is its huge Lady Buddha statue, which is one of the tallest in Vietnam and spectacularly dominates the skyline. You can contemplate the whole city, Son Tra peninsula as well as the Marble Mountains along with white sand-bank. The beautiful landscape creates a unique impression that you cannot find in other places.

From Hoi An: Marble Mountain, Hai Van Pass & Lang Co Beach

5. From Hoi An: Marble Mountain, Hai Van Pass & Lang Co Beach

From the hotel, depart to Ngu Hanh Son (Marble Mountain). Here, discover the stunning natural caves of the mountain and enjoy the beautiful view from the top. Visit the mysterious pagodas and the sculpturing village. Then, continue to Son Tra Peninsula, where we have a chance to admire the beauty of Linh Ung - Bai But pagoda - one of the biggest pagoda in Da Nang city in both of scale and architecture. This pagoda has a combination between modern style and traditional style. Especially, in Linh Ung - Bai But pagoda, there has Guan Yin statue that is considered as the highest statue in Vietnam (67 meters height approximately 30 stories). This statue put its back to the mountain, faces to the sea. Above the Guan Yin statue is Buddha hood statue with the high of 2 meters. From here, you can contemplate the whole city, mountain and Son Tra peninsula and see Ngu Hanh Son Mountain along with white sand-bank. The beautiful landscape creates a unique impression that you cannot find in other places. After lunch, continue to Hai Van Pass. On the national highway-01, Hai Van Pass is an impressive landscape. It is like a giant dragon, lying on Highway-01 on the border between Thua Thien – Hue Province and Da Nang City. This is the highest pass in Vietnam (500m above sea level). Next to Hai Van Pass is Lang Co Beach; with its gradually slopping, white sand beach, the average depth of less than 1m and the average temperature in the bathing season is 25°C, Lang Co is an ideal beach for tourists. Available as a shared or private tour.

Da Nang: Full-Day Private Customized Tour

6. Da Nang: Full-Day Private Customized Tour

Create your very own full-day itinerary according to the attractions and places in or around Da Nang that you would like to visit. You'll be picked up from your hotel in Da Nang by your English-speaking guide and travel in comfort in an air-conditioned vehicle. Choose from some of the most popular sites listed below to start your itinerary or suggest something new.  Marble Mountains: This cluster of five limestone cliffs located south of Da Nang are named after the five elements. Marvel at these mystical caves with built-in pagodas and admire the sweeping views of the city and sea from viewpoints. Linh Ung Pagoda (Lady Buddha): With 17 floors – each dedicated to the ‘she’ Buddha – and standing at 67 meters high, Linh Ung is the tallest Buddhist statue in Vietnam. Explore the surrounding tranquil grounds with an impressive display of life-sized statues, and snap a few photos by the grand entrance.  Museum of Cham Sculpture: The Cham dynasty heavily influenced southern and central Vietnam, ruling over the area for several millennia. Though small, this museum holds the largest collection of Cham artifacts in the world. With over 300 pieces that date as far back as the 5th century, walk through the different exhibits taking in the many sandstone sculptures with their Hindu-influenced styles. Con Market/Han Market: Try tasty Vietnamese food from a selection of over 2000 stalls selling a wide choice of food. If souvenirs are preferred, the Han Market is known for vendors who sell everything from dried fruit to local knick-knacks. Dragon Bridge: Spanning approximately 200 meters end to end, and named aptly because it is shaped in the form of a dragon, this impressive bridge is a sight to behold. Visit during weekend nights and possibly catch the dragon spewing plumes of fire and water from its head.  My Khe Beach: This scenic beach with a never-ending shoreline is perfect to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Walk along the sandy shores, take a dip in the sea, grab local snacks at a nearby kiosk, or simply relax on the beach.

Marble Mountains and Linh Ung Pagoda Half-Day Tour

7. Marble Mountains and Linh Ung Pagoda Half-Day Tour

The Marble Mountains (Vietnamese: Ngu Hanh Son; literally "five elements mountains") is a popular sightseeing location in Da Nang because of its alluring beauty. Stone steps carved into the mountain lead to a Buddhist Pagoda. There are plenty of exercises going up with many steps for a beautiful view from the top of the mountain. We will then visit the stone village where the skilled local sculptors create many marble products. Then, you will go to Am Phu Cave where there is a replica of “Heaven and Hell”, eerie underground tunnels while listening to the clapping of bats' wings in the cave. Before getting back to the hotel, we head to Son Tra Linh Ung Pagoda. Built under the reign of King Minh Mang in the Nguyen Dynasty (the 19th century), legend has it a Buddhist statue drifted downstream to the area and got anchored at a sandy embankment. The local villagers thought it was a good sign, so they built up a small pagoda to worship the statue. From that day, they said, the whole coastal region has been granted with good weather, no big storms or rough sea waves, while local fishermen harvesting good fishing.

Da Nang: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour from Hoi An

8. Da Nang: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour from Hoi An

Da Nang is not only famous for its beautiful sandy beaches, but also for its bridges and museums. We will visit the Ho Chi Minh Museum which features a replica of President Ho’s home in Ha Noi with a fishpond, a house on stilts, a garden and other relics. It's all very genuine and feels as though 'Uncle Ho' is still there. Next is the Museum of the Fifth Military Zone, which has a lot of large war equipment including aircraft and tanks that were captured in the French and American wars by the soldiers of the Fifth Military Division. Leaving these museums, we will continue to the Cham Museum which gives you an understanding about the Champa existence in the coastal areas of Vietnam. Housing the largest exhibition of Cham sculpture in the world, the museum displays almost 300 terracotta and stone works of art ranging from the 7th to the 15th centuries. Next, head to Thuan Phuoc Bridge at Tien Sa Port, another wonderful bridge in Da Nang City. Our last stops are Dragon Bridge, a very unique and modern bridge that crosses the Han River, the Love Lock Bridge and Ca Chep Hoa Rong Statue, which was designed to spray water towards the Dragon Bridge to present the culture, traditional lifestyle, and literature of Vietnam.

Da Nang: Small Group Half-Day City Sightseeing Tour

9. Da Nang: Small Group Half-Day City Sightseeing Tour

The tour begins with pickup from your accommodation in Da Nang or Hoi An then heads towards the Marble Mountains. Arrive at the mountains and marvel at this impressive collection of limestone outcrops that dominate the city’s skyline. Next, visit the Linh Ung Pagoda and soak up the serene atmosphere of this ocean-side temple while learning about its history and significance. Continue the tour to the popular Cham Museum, boasting an incredible array of statues and artifacts relating to the Ancient Cham people. After a busy day of exploring Da Nang’s sights and learning about its culture, enjoy some free time to relax on My Khe beach.

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Awesome experience if your looking for a shorter timed day trip. Only 5 hours but you see a ton. Pickup and drop off was super easy and the drives are quick from Da Nang. No negatives but if you don’t like walking up stairs it may not be for you. Lots of steps up to the top of marble mountain but you can also climb through caves to get to the top. That was personally the best part for us. Really enjoyed it and the hosts are great!

Michael is the bestest tour guide you will ever meet. He goes above and beyond for his clients and is very knowledgeable of historical features of each spot. Highly recommend them!

The activity was good from beginning to end. The drivers picked us up from our hotel and took us to Ba Na Hills and an experienced tour guide showed us around the village.

The lady Buddha and the Am Phu Cave is something that you must see if you are in Da Nang.

Marble mountains are so incredible!! And the lunch was excellent.