Explore Son Tra Peninsula – “Bright Pearl” of Da Nang

Son Tra peninsula is known as the “jewel” that nature bestows on Da Nang tourism. Possessing a cool climate all year round, with large and small beaches, shady forests and diverse flora and fauna ecosystems, Son Tra peninsula has a great attraction for tourists and scientists. This is also an ideal destination, offering visitors unprecedented exciting experiences such as snorkeling, windsurfing, skydiving…

To make the trip the most complete and memorable, the following article will introduce you to the most complete experience of exploring Son Tra peninsula, Da Nang.

Where is Son Tra Peninsula?

Located in Son Tra district, only about 8km northeast of Da Nang city center , Son Tra peninsula is located in Tho Quang ward, Son Tra district.

How to move to Son Tra peninsula?

Moving from other provinces and cities to Da Nang

Plane

If you are from the North, South … or remote locations (with an airport), you can take a flight to Da Nang city. This medium saves you more time.

Train

Trains with the route Hanoi – Da Nang or Saigon – Da Nang run regularly, with prices ranging from 400,000 to 1,200,000 depending on the type of seat. To go from Hanoi or Saigon to Da Nang will take you about 14 – 20 hours. However, if you are not in good health or motion sickness should consider this vehicle.

Coach

When going from Hanoi to Da Nang, there are many car companies you can choose from such as Vu Loc, Van Khoi, Kim Lien, Camel Travel, … with prices ranging from 310,000 to 350,000 VND.
For tourists traveling from Saigon to Da Nang city, the bus fare is about 350,000 – 400,000 VND with many car companies for you to choose from.

Private Car Transfer With Driver

Danang Car Rental – one of the best service of Danang Private Car. Our service with high quality because of not only strongest Basic English speaking driver, friendly, but also cars have free Wi-fi. You also do not need deposit, our driver will collect your money when you arrival in your hotel. Book Danang Car Rental of Danang Private Car you will get the best convenience transfer service in Danang. We offer Danang Car Rental to Hoian; Danang to Hue by Private Car; Danang Airport Transfer…

Road to Son Tra peninsula

Vehicle

If you want to experience the trip to Son Tra peninsula yourself, you can rent a motorbike or a bicycle at the tourist sites in Da Nang for convenience in moving and admiring the scenery.

Some motorbike rental addresses

Than Thien Nhan: 69 Phan Thuc Duyen, Da Nang, Tel: 0511 3956996 – 0905 860960
Ha Long: 77b Pham Van Nghi street, Da Nang city: Tel; 0905 506406 – 0511 3703350
Bao Long: 55 Dang Thai Mai, Thanh Khe, Da Nang, Tel: 0905 732000
Thanh Ha: Lot 6, Area B9, Residential Area South of Tuyen Son Bridge, Ngu Hanh Son District, Tel: 0125 5125127

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Direction

The direction from Hue to Da Nang: Nguyen Tat Thanh street crossing Thuan Phuoc bridge is to Son Tra peninsula. Be prepared with all safety equipment and documents when driving.

For those who depart from Hoi An, you can follow the route Truong Sa – Vo Nguyen Giap – Hoang Sa – Son Tra Peninsula.
In addition, you can follow the Han River or My Khe and Pham Van Dong beaches to reach Son Tra peninsula.

Means of transportation on Son Tra peninsula

Motorcycle

As mentioned above, there are a number of places to rent motorbikes from Da Nang to Son Tra Peninsula. This is also the means that we recommend you to choose the most when exploring this place. Traveling by motorbike will help you explore every corner, road and beautiful scenery along the way.

Moreover, the distance to go up to places such as: Ban Co Peak, Thousand Year Banyan Tree … is quite steep and difficult to go and can only be reached by gear and strong cars.

Car

For the elderly or families with many young children, cars are still the right choice. The price of going to Son Tra Peninsula for a 4-seater car is about 250k and a 7-seater car is 350k for two ways. However, traveling by car will limit the sightseeing around and only stop at the point you have booked. Moreover, the drivers will rarely receive transportation to places such as: The thousand-year banyan tree and the top of Ban Co…

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The right time to visit Son Tra peninsula

The right time to travel in this place is from March to September. At this time, the weather is sunny, dry, rarely storms. If going in winter, it will be foggy, very difficult and not safe to move.
In addition, there are places you can go at any time without paying much attention to the weather such as: Linh Ung Pagoda, OBAMA Stone Beach, Monkey Island…

Description of Son Tra peninsula

Previously, Son Tra was an island consisting of 3 high mountains. Over a long time, the sea water flowing along the coast has loaded alluvium to form a promontory running from the mainland to the island, forming the Son Tra peninsula.

Son Tra Peninsula has an area of ​​4,370ha, just a mountain range 13.5km long, northeast of Da Nang city. Son Tra mountain is nearly 700m high, covered by 4,000ha of forest with rich flora and fauna. Son Tra forest is listed in the national special-use forest system with the name Son Tra Nature Reserve (Decision No. 41TTg dated January 24, 1977 of the Prime Minister).

A special feature of Son Tra peninsula is that it has 3 sides bordering the sea, the other side borders the city. This is the only peninsula of Vietnam that has a forest ecosystem associated with the sea.

Son Tra is considered the “green lung” of the city and is the top tourist destination of tourists when coming to Da Nang.

Attractions on Son Tra Peninsula

Linh Ung Pagoda

Located on Bai But of Son Tra peninsula, Linh Ung pagoda is located 18 km from Da Nang city center, is a sacred place of Da Nang. Linh Ung Pagoda is a large complex including the ancestral house, the Sangha, the library, the main hall, the lecture hall, etc. The architecture of the temple is a harmonious combination of traditional and modern features.

An impressive point of Linh Ung Pagoda is the largest statue of Quan The Am Buddha in Vietnam with a height of up to 67m, back leaning against the mountain, eyes facing the sea. From the top of Linh Ung Pagoda, you can admire the vast sea and sky of Da Nang city.

Top of the Chess Board

According to legend, once upon a time, there were two fairies playing chess here, but they could not decide whether to win or lose. One day, he lost a game of chess because he was distracted by the image of a beautiful fairy on earth. He immediately smashed the chessboard and flew to the sky. In the end, only one fairy remained sitting at the chessboard. Since then, people call this the top of Ban Co.

The road to the top of Ban Co Mountain is winding, meandering, many vertical slopes and cannot be moved at high speed. The way up is sometimes open, sometimes it is covered by green bushes, where the eye can see the landscape looking at the emerald green beach hidden behind the trees.

Thousand-year banyan tree

Located right on another turn along the route to the top of Ban Co, the thousand-year-old banyan tree is more than 800 years old, the largest banyan tree in Vietnam with a trunk circumference of 10m, including 26 auxiliary roots and 25m high each. With huge spreading foliage, the thousand-year-old banyan tree is a place to rest after tiring sightseeing hours.

Rada Station 29 – Indochinese God Eye

Radar 29 – Indochinese god’s eye, is an air traffic control station built by the US on the top of Son Tra mountain in the 60s. Located at an altitude of 621m above sea level, Rada 29 is always covered with white clouds.

In the past, this radar station could control all of Indochina, even to Hong Kong and Hainan Island, China. When visiting Radar station 29, in addition to watching the vast sea, you also get to stroll through the army’s helipad which is very interesting.

Heliport

Built by the US in 1961, the heliport on Son Tra peninsula is a place where historical witnesses have left traces of aircraft from ancient times. Currently, this place is abandoned, but still attracts many domestic and foreign tourists to visit.

Tien Sa Port

Tien Sa Port is the main gateway to the East Sea. Therefore, the port is always busy and developed. Standing on the harbor, visitors can enjoy the beauty of nature, participate in extremely attractive fun activities. This is also one of the ideal places to organize camping.

Mui Nghe

Mui Nghe is the place to welcome the first dawn of Da Nang. Located at the head of the waves, Mui Nghe has a wild and rustic beauty, with a sea lion-shaped cliff, the head is facing the cliff, the body is facing the sea, looking very majestic.

In particular, coming to Mui Nghe, visitors will be free to roll the sea to see the coral. With 42 rare species of coral, Mui Nghe is a destination for those who love to explore the beauty of the sea.

Monkey Island

Famous on Son Tra Peninsula is probably Monkey. There are dozens of different monkey species here and there are several thousand. Every time I come to Son Tra Peninsula, I bring food such as: Boiled Lac, banana and some fruit to have fun with a group of monkeys here.

The Americans when stationed here (1965-1975) called Son Tra “Monkey mountain”, which also speaks to the rich number of primates living on this mountain.

Beautiful beaches in Son Tra Peninsula

North Beach

Bai Bac in Son Tra peninsula towards the northeast. The best time to visit Bac beach is around October to November of the lunar calendar. The beach has two bays East and West, visitors should visit the North beach from about October to November of the lunar calendar.

Nam Beach

Bai Nam (also known as Bai Nom, Bai Nom) is a beach with the main south direction. This is one of the beautiful beaches in Son Tra peninsula with spectacular travel services, promising to bring visitors the best travel experiences.

Dump

Although Bai But has just been exploited for tourism recently, it has quickly become a familiar place for tourists from all over the world. Nestled among the green of the mountains, Bai But is adorned with villas and buildings with ancient architecture. This place is full of adventure sports games, windsurfing, skydiving, coral diving under the sea to give tourists the most interesting, vivid and attractive experiences.

OBAMA Rock Beach – Black Rock Beach

Black Rock Beach, also known as Obama Rock, is a brand new virtual living spot, attracting young people to visit. The beach is named Obama because Obama has been to this place and he has a stone skin color, so the people of Da Nang named it after him.

Obama rock beach has many large and small rocks stretching, one after another, with wooden bridges to go out, which is a great virtual living place for young people. The sea water here is clear and cool, bringing a sense of relaxation and peace to visitors.

Activities to experience in Son Tra peninsula

Dive and see coral

As a new and interesting sport activity in Son Tra peninsula, diving to see coral reefs, you will receive a thorough preparation of costumes and equipment, under the guidance of the people here. .

A beautiful coral viewing spot is Hon Sup, less than 1 nautical mile from the shore. This place is 9.4ha wide, there are about 54 species of coral, 162 species of 77 different fish varieties.

The cost of diving to see coral in Son Tra: 250,000/person

See Douc langurs and brown legs

Dubbed the primate queen, Son Tra and brown-shanked douc langurs in Son Tra are endangered species on Vietnam’s red list.

According to the introduction of the local people, langurs always go to eat in the early morning or early afternoon, go in groups, their food is young, wild leaves on the top of tall trees. So, to be able to observe and admire this animal more clearly, you should choose a time to go as well as bring a better observation tube.

Camping and fishing

If you love to explore, are passionate about traveling, then backpacking Son Tra peninsula is a trip not to be missed.
Walking along the slopes of Linh Ung Pagoda, you will see a lot of rocky shores and empty fields, suitable for camping. In particular, you can easily rent a fishing rod with simple items such as buckets, pots, bait, … to follow the fishermen to the sea to fish for squid, fish, shrimp, …

If you are passionate about traveling, traveling on Son Tra peninsula is a trip not to be missed.

Son Tra peninsula tourist map

Map of Da Nang – coastal center

Son Tra peninsula tourist map

What to eat when coming to Son Tra peninsula?

Seafood

Seafood is always an indispensable dish when you set foot on big beaches like in Son Tra Peninsula. You can manually choose the seafood that you think is the freshest at the markets at the Hoang Sa – Le Duc Tho junction and then ask the people there or take it to the restaurants to ask them to cook the way you want. .

Seafood is a delicacy that should not be missed when visiting Son Tra peninsula.

Wild meat

In addition to seafood, the food from the mountains of Son Tra Peninsula will also be excellent dishes that you should try.
Diners can enjoy a variety of dishes from wild boar, wild chicken, rabbit, and Siamese duck at restaurants, or buy raw meat to prepare for themselves. In particular, grilled wild game meat served with wild vegetables is also one of the attractive dishes here.

Jungle vegetable

Forest vegetables in Son Tra grow a lot around the mountain slopes, with more than dozens of vegetables such as swollen vegetables, spinach, wild tamarind, ginseng, coriander… The freshest wild vegetables are in the last months of summer. These vegetable dishes are prepared by restaurants in many ways from frying, making salad to simply boiling. However, the dish that many diners choose is boiled forest vegetables with fish sauce. According to many visitors, that way of eating will help them fully enjoy the flavor of wild vegetables.

Coconut wine

This is the fruit that makes up the image and brand of Son Tra peninsula, Da Nang. This wine is made from traditional fermentation methods from female glutinous rice and yeast. When drinking, just feel the pungent taste of the wine, the light and sweet taste of coconut creates an extremely interesting drink.

Delicious places to eat on Son Tra peninsula

– Mountain Lake Restaurant: located in the eco-tourism area of ​​Son Tra peninsula, Son Tra district.
– InterContinental Danang Resort system.
Interior space of Le Maison 1888 restaurant of InterContinental Danang system
– Vietnamese Cuisine Restaurant: 247 – 249 Ho Nghinh, Phuoc My, Son Tra.
– Restaurants, restaurants on Hoang Sa Street
Besides, because the distance from Son Tra to Da Nang city is not too far, you can move and enjoy attractive Da Nang specialties.

Recommend hotels and homestays on Son Tra peninsula

An attractive place like Son Tra peninsula certainly has no shortage of hotels, resorts, and homestays that are worth a stop for you to rest.

Hotels in Son Tra Peninsula

InterContinental Da Nang Sun Peninsula Resort

This is the most luxurious resort in Vietnam among the top resorts in Asia. Claimed to be a 5-star resort +, the entrance ticket to the photo tour has been up to 700k with only seats and drinks to enjoy the scenery.
Address: Bai Bac, Hoang Sa street, Tho Quang ward, Son Tra district, Da Nang city
Reference price: From 7,183,000 VND/night

New Day Hotel Da Nang
Address: 33 Ngo Cao Lang, Tho Quang Ward, Son Tra District, Da Nang City
Reference price: From 250,000 VND/night

Navy Hotel Da Nang
Address: 3 Yet Kieu, Tho Quang Ward, Son Tra District, Da Nang City
Reference price: From 400,000 VND/night

Tien Sa Retreat Resort Da Nang
Address: 1 Yet Kieu, Tho Quang ward, Son Tra district, Da Nang city
Reference price: From 1,404,000 VND/night

Son Tra Resort & Spa
Address: Bai Nam – Bai Con, Hoang Sa Street, Tho Quang Ward, Son Tra District, Da Nang City

Homestay on Son Tra peninsula

On Son Tra peninsula, there are currently mainly hotels, if you want to rest in the homestay space, you can refer to some of the following places in Da Nang.
Ni house
Address: K511/3 Trung Nu Vuong – Hai Chau – Da Nang
Carol’s Homestay
Address: 46 Tan Phu 1, Son Tra, Da Nang city

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