Marble Mountains was one of the place that we stopped by during our stay in Da Nang. It is a group of limestone formations which is located about 10 kilometers away from Da Nang city. The area is filled with caves and marble crafts portraying mystical creatures and images of Buddha. A motorbike ride from our hotel took us about 20 minutes. Lucky us the weather was clear not like the day before where it rains heavily.
We parked our motorbike at one of the shops and paid 5,000 dong for the parking. As usual, when u go to a tourist place, you get surrounded by people selling things that you don’t need. We just ignore them and head straight towards the counter.
We learned that the entrance tickets cost 15,000 dong and if u want to use the elevator to get up, you’ll need to pay another 15,000 dong one way!. Hell no I’m climbing up those stairs at that moment! There were at least 200 steps to climb! so there goes my 30,000 dong.
The ‘bubble lift’ type elevator was air-conditioned and after about 30 seconds, we were already at the top. The view from up there was relatively cool as we got a clear view of the surroundings. The first monument that we came by is the pagoda. It pretty much reminds me of those that I saw nearby the summer palace in Beijing.
The next area that we encounter was a Buddhist temple. Nearby it was a sitting Buddha statue and also a few shrines. We saw several visitors performing their prayers there.
We then walked further towards the cave area. I was only wearing a flip flop so it was quite hard for me to climb into the caves area, although I did make it into one of it. For those who plan to get into the caves, do wear proper shoes.
After the cave, we did tour the surrounding area but we didn’t explore all area. We also found another lookout area which has a binocular for visitors to view the vicinity. Biqque was saying that the view at the place was like Ipoh, and when I came to think of it again yes it does have some similarities.
We left the place after more than an hour there. We then head towards Hai Van Pass for our next destination.
GPS Coordinate : 16.004215,108.263608
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