Son Tra Peninsula is 10km from the center of Da Nang City to the North-east and is 693m high above sea level. Son Tra Mountain can be seen from every places of the city.
Address: Tho Quang Ward, Da Nang, Viet Nam
Open time: 06:00 – 21:30
Visit duration: 2h00
Best time 08:00 – 19:00
Good for travel: First time visit, Second time visit
Price range: 0.00 USD
Located 10 km from the City center to the Northeast, Son Tra Peninsula is considered the old eco-jungle within a young City. It is the nature reserve in rich diversity, protected under the nationally prohibited forest regime with many rare wild animals, especially pygathrix (red-shanked douc) is on the IUCN Red List of endangered species.
What to explore:
Son Tra Peninsula is 10km from the center of Da Nang City to the North-east and is 693m high above sea level. Son Tra Mountain can be seen from every places of the City.
Son Tra looks like a mushroom of which cap is Son Tra Mountain and stalk is a beautiful sandy beach that affords an ideal area for bathing, playing sports, fishing and swimming.
With its sea-oriented appearance, Son Tra acts as a giant screen protecting Da Nang from storms and cyclones coming from the sea. Son Tra is put under the national protected forest regulation since it is a natural preservation area. The Peninsula is famous for its plentiful plants and fauna as well as the attractive scenery. It is said that fairies used to come here for singing, dancing and playing chess so Son Tra is also called Tien Sa (Fairies’ landing place). On this mountain, there still remain more than 30km² of natural forests, nearly 300 types of plants and several hundred kinds of fauna, including rare animal. From the top of the mountain, you can see the overall view of Da Nang City, Marble Mountains, Ba Na – Mount Chua, so interesting!
Suoi Da (Stone Stream) lies by the side of the foot of the mountain, fine sandy surfaces run round the peninsula, several breaks of waves are running steadily up and down and washing up on the stones heaped up around the seaside. All are attractive spots for tourists. It is so majestic and it is so romantic, it is so wide and it is really beautiful. In one-day stay at Son Tra, visitors can enjoy living in the resplendent flow of dawn and the quietness of twilight on this fascinating landscape. And that is a time for them to realize the value of each and every moment and the true calling of the hearts. You can also swim in the cool sea and enjoy the fine view of the sandy banks run round the peninsula. The quiet Bai But offers you relaxing times sitting in small nice houses to hear the sound of waves and look swallows fly to the mount cliffs. The colorful coral reefs at the foot of the mountain are an ideal condition for the development of diving tourism.
You can also experience: Linh Ung Pagoda, 1000-year-old banyan tree, Dong Dinh Museum
Son Tra is a special gift of the god to Danang. It can be seen from every places of the City. And from the top of the mountain, the vista is so enjoyable and peaceful…
How to get there:
Son Tra is a perfect Get-a-way from Danang City exploring the narrow jungle roads by motorbike or hike through the Jungle in search for some exclusive wildlife.
Must do on a motorbike
Nice view from the mountain to the beach
Gorgeous and filled with adrenalin
Quiet beauty away from the City
+ Rent a motorcycle for ease of movement and photography.
+ In the evening around 18:00, you can see the entire City lighting up and take some scenic photos while standing at the view corner of Linh Ung Pagoda and Radar station.
+ Joining a trekking tour through the forest in Son Tra Peninsula is a highly recommended experience.
Linh Ung Pagoda
Fairy Chess Peak
1000-year-old banyan tree
Dong Dinh Museum
From airport: 5km away, go by motorbike or bicycle
From train station: 4km away, go by motorbike or bicycle
From Hoi An ancient town: 27km away, taxi recommended