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Ban Co Peak

Ban Co Peak is a familiar stop for any tourist who sets foot on Son Tra peninsula. Famous for its rare nostalgic beauty amid the hustle and bustle of urban life. Currently, the mountain peak has become a destination that attracts many tourists every day

Besides the enchanting and attractive natural scenery, Ban Co mountain peak also contains extremely unique legends that you should visit. Let’s explore this unique place with Origin Vietnam.

1. Where is Ban Co Peak?

Ban Co Peak is located on the famous Son Tra peninsula of Da Nang city. Located in Tho Quang ward, Son Tra district, Da Nang city, Vietnam. About 20 km northeast of Da Nang city center, about 44 km north of Hoi An city. And about 110 km southeast of Hue city.

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2. How is Ban Co peak unique?

The landscape around the top of Ban Co mountain is nostalgic and has a bit of fairy tale color. It creates a beautiful picture of nature and people. Standing on the top of the mountain, you will admire a beautiful Da Nang with a panoramic view of the entire city. In addition to its natural beauty, this place also attracts tourists with its thrilling and extremely attractive legends.

With an altitude of about 700m above sea level, this place is called “the roof of Da Nang” by people. From the top of the mountain, you will see the entire Da Nang open. Before your eyes with the shimmering beauty of the city and the sea.

The special feature of Ban Co is the wonderful combination of mountains, sea, and long sandy beach. The fresh, clean air and diverse landscape create a unique experience for visitors. This is an ideal destination to enjoy the peace and poetry of nature. Where you can look far away to admire the rolling blue sea, green trees, and architecture rising in the heart of the city.

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3. The legend of Ban Co peak

According to legend, once upon a time, there was a fairy who accidentally passed through Son Tra peninsula. Because he saw the charming landscape of mountains and water. He stopped to rest on the top of the mountain and set up a chess board. Right at this time, De Thich, another fairy who was also good at playing chess, passed by and stopped by to play chess with him.

The two played chess for several days but still could not win or lose. During the struggle, from afar, several fairies descended to earth and played on the nearby beach. De Thich was distracted by the girls’ laughter and made a wrong move. That immortal defeated De Thich and then flew back to heaven. De Thich still sat back, thinking about how to solve the fairy’s chess position but could not.

Since then, people have carved a statue of De Thich and drawn a chessboard on the stone. It creates the name Ban Co mountain peak. The beach where the fairies come down to play is also named Tien Sa beach.

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4. What is the best time to visit Ban Co peak?

If you are planning to travel to Ban Co Mountain in Da Nang, choose the dry season from February to September. During this period, it is dry, sunny and the weather is favorable for traveling. Move and participate in outdoor activities.

In particular, early morning is a great time to explore the mountains. When the fog is still covered, creating a quiet, pristine, and surprisingly beautiful space. You can enjoy the beauty of the trees and the shimmering blue sea.

If you can’t visit in the morning, choose the afternoon to watch the sunset at Ban Co Mountain. This will also bring you a wonderful experience. When you have the opportunity to admire the sunset, the vast ocean and the fishing boats below.

5. How to get to the Ban Co peak?

5.1 Means Of Transportation To Da Nang

Because it is the central region of Vietnam, Da Nang tourism has many means of transportation for you to choose from. Depending on your location, you can choose different forms of transportation such as:

  • Traveling By airplane: The most popular form chosen by many tourists when traveling to Da Nang is the plane because of its convenience, speed and time saving.
  • By passenger cars: Currently there are many bus companies from seats to sleepers running the North-South route to serve the travel needs of tourists.
  • By train: This is the way chosen by many young people because traveling by train is faster than a bus and you can see the scenery throughout the trip. In particular, if your schedule includes Hue, the train is a reasonable choice because you can get off at Hue station and then move on to Da Nang.

5.2 How to get to Ban Co peak from Da Nang city center?

5.2.1 Direction of movement:

From the city center, you can go in two directions to reach Ban Co peak:

  • First way: From Thuan Phuoc bridge, go along Yet Kieu street. Next, turn towards the People’s Army Barracks of Naval Region 3, and finally follow the path to the top. If you are a non-hardcore motorcyclist, you should follow this road, but the scenery along the way will not be as beautiful as the second route.
  • Second way: The road in this direction is quite uneven because of the slope and curves, but the scenery along the road is super beautiful. Starting from the Hoang Sa coastline, you can ask people how to go to Linh Ung Pagoda on Son Tra peninsula, from there you follow the path to reach the top.

5.2.2 Means of transportation:

Origin Vietnam will review some types of vehicles to help you conquer the peak of Da Nang right below:

  • Motorbike: You can follow the route we introduced above, if you stay right in Da Nang city. Thanks to that, you can see and return to beautiful scenery on the way to Son Tra peninsula, and can stop whenever you want. Note to you that some parts of the road will be quite steep and difficult to go, so choose a transmission vehicle to be able to go up.
  • Car: For older travelers or families with young children, a car is the ideal choice. Just contact us to book a car, you can have a trip to Son Tra peninsula, both admiring the surrounding scenery and ensuring your safety.

6. Activities and experiences when traveling to Ban Co peak

Finding the special features of this mountain peak is not difficult because everything here is beautiful. Therefore, this is always one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in Da Nang, a place worth experiencing.

6.1 Watching the sunset in Da Nang

This mountain peak is considered the perfect location to admire the panoramic view of the red sunset over Da Nang sky.

When the last light at the end of the day gradually falls, the city appears with a magical and fragile look. From here, you can zoom out into the distance, watching the Dragon Bridge rising strongly or the strait curving gently.

6.2 Watching the sunrise on the top of the mountain

Leaving behind the city that hasn’t yet woken up, covered by magical mist, inviting close friends to “hunt” the sunrise on the city’s rooftops is truly an unforgettable experience.

The sunrise on the top of the mountain is likened to an ecstatically beautiful landscape painting with one side being the blue sea shimmering with sunlight, the other side being grass and flowers. The orange and yellow colors of the distant sun and the movement of sunlight will certainly be a wonderful scene for you to enjoy the transitional moments of the day.

On the way to the top, there are small cafes and a few grilled shops such as goose, goose, and rabbit meat with affordable prices that will definitely make you excited as you admire the beautiful scenery and enjoy delicious food.

6.3 Admiring the breathtaking sea view

Looking down from the top of the mountain, you will certainly be overwhelmed by the enchanting beauty of the sea. The ripples gently flap and curve along the mountainside, blending with the green of the mountains and forests and floating white clouds to create a romantic picture.

6.4 Enjoying the beautiful panorama of Da Nang city

Standing on par with heaven and earth, you can fully admire the majestic picture of Son Tra mountains and forests. In the distance are skyscrapers, bridges across the Han River, boats floating on the sea, etc. At different times, you will enjoy a different scene.

6.5 Camping at Ban Co peak

One of the activities that tourists and local youth love when coming to Son Tra is camping on Ban Co peak. With a cool climate all year round and charming scenery, magical space between layers of cloudy sky, there is nothing more wonderful than camping overnight here.

6.6 Checking-in the chess board with the statue of De Thich

If you have reached the top of Ban Co, you cannot help but take a few photos with the statue of De Thich. It couldn’t be more interesting if after a long journey to reach the highest coordinates of the city, you stop to play chess and enjoy the fresh air of this place, then check-in for unique photos in the middle of the night. An ideal background for the frame.

6.7 Cloud hunting on Ban Co peak

Ban Co peak on Son Tra peninsula has the most beautiful time of the day in the early morning, when the fog is still covering the middle of the mountain. If you want to conquer a romantic Son Tra in the cloudy seasons, try coming here early.

A small note for you when hunting clouds in Son Tra peninsula is that you should go around January to February. You will feel more clearly the early morning clouds pouring over the old forest, on the other side is the calm sea. Extremely beautiful silence.

7. Enjoying Da Nang specialties when visiting Ban Co peak

After exploring and experiencing the activities at Ban Co peak, you return to the restaurant and have lunch with famous specialties of this land.

When traveling to Ban Co peak, you have the opportunity to experience a unique culinary list. Here, you can enjoy many types of fresh seafood caught in Da Nang waters.

In addition, delicious grilled meat, combined with fresh wild vegetables, will also be the perfect dish for you after a day of picnicking at the top of the mountain.

In particular, when visiting Ban Co peak, you also have the opportunity to taste fragrant and extremely delicious coconut wine.

8. Accommodation when traveling to Ban Co peak

To fully experience the beauty of Ban Co Mountain and Son Tra Peninsula, you should spend a few days exploring. Below are some accommodations that you can refer to:

  • InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort. Address: Bai Bac, Son Tra Peninsula, Da Nang city.
  • Son Tra resort. Address: Bai Nam – Bai Con, Hoang Sa Street, Son Tra Peninsula, Da Nang city.
  • Navy hotel Danang. Address: 3A Yet Kieu, Tho Quang, Son Tra District, Da Nang City.
  • Son Tra beach hotel. Address: Lot 41, Hoang Sa, Tho Quang, Son Tra District, Da Nang City.
  • Le House Boutique Hotel. Address: 85-87 Ha Bong, Phuoc My, Son Tra District, Da Nang City.

9. Some other famous tourist attractions near Ban Co peak.

9.1 Beautiful beaches at Son Tra peninsula

Son Tra is a famous tourist destination, especially with beautiful beaches stretching along the peninsula. Each beach at Son Tra has its own uniqueness and brings unique experiences to visitors.

  • Bai But stands out with its magical scenery, where the mountains and forests meet the sea, and diverse beach activities.
  • Tien Sa Beach offers a quiet, pristine space and is a place associated with the legend of fairies descending to earth.
  • Da Den Beach is attractive with unique black rocks and clear sea water.
  • South Beach has a beautiful coral area that attracts scuba divers.
  • North beaches with East and West reefs create a surprisingly beautiful scene, especially during the seaweed season from October to November of the lunar calendar.

9.2 Linh Ung Pagoda

Linh Ung Pagoda is a sacred pagoda located on Son Tra peninsula, a place that you cannot miss when visiting Ban Co peak. The pagoda is located deep in a large area of ​​land up to 12 hectares on the Son Tra mountain range. The most special and impressive feature is the Guanyin Buddha statue here, which is the tallest Guanyin statue in Vietnam, with a height of up to 67m.

Exploring Linh Ung Pagoda, in addition to its spiritual meaning, you also have the opportunity to admire the beautiful surrounding nature. The pagoda faces the East Sea, with Cu Lao Cham surrounding it and Hai Van Pass in the distance. The unique architecture of the pagoda and the wonderful combination of sacred atmosphere and natural beauty create an impressive picture waiting for you to explore.

9.3 Thousand year old banyan tree

The thousand-year-old banyan tree on Son Tra peninsula is a special attraction for tourists. With its lush green foliage and secondary roots reaching straight into the ground, the banyan tree creates a beautiful, rarely seen scene. Visitors come here not only to admire the beauty of the tree, but can also take artistic photos at this location.

In addition, banyan trees also play an important role in the life of the red-shanked douc langur, a rare animal species in Son Tra. This is where they live and sleep. When visiting banyan trees, you may be lucky enough to see them moving flexibly on the towering branches.

9.4 Tien Sa Lighthouse

Tien Sa Lighthouse Da Nang is an attractive destination near Ban Co mountain in Son Tra. With a long history and unique French architecture, this lighthouse attracts visitors with its ancient and modern beauty.

From the top of the lighthouse, you can admire the panoramic view of Son Tra mountains and forests and the vast sea. Tien Sa Lighthouse is also an ideal virtual living location for you to create truly Korean photos. The impressive sunset views make this an ideal spot for taking photos. With a lovely “chill” space, Tien Sa lighthouse in Da Nang deserves to be a destination not to be missed when you visit Son Tra.

9.5 Tien Sa Port

Tien Sa Port, a famous destination near Ban Co Mountain. It is not only attracting tourists by its natural beauty but also by interesting experiences that cannot be missed.

Located next to the port is a nature reserve with diverse ecosystems and rare animals. Such as orangutans, langurs, and red-faced chickens. Besides, Tien Sa port also has a beautiful wild beach, where you can swim in cool water and admire the romantic blue sky. In addition, this is also a great place to camp overnight and organize team building.

10. Some important notes when traveling to Ban Co peak

To have a complete trip to Ban Co Peak and enjoy the most fun time. You need to note some of the following experiences in preparing Da Nang travel gear:

  • Choosing lightweight, airy clothes for easy movement.
  • Going to Ban Co Peak by motorbike or mountain bike is the choice of many young people. You can rent a car at reputable addresses in the city at quite affordable prices.
  • It is often very sunny at the top of the mountain at noon. So you should prepare a hat, umbrella or sunscreen to prevent heatstroke.
  • If you ride a motorbike, you should move at a slow speed. You need to have a steady handlebar, and ride a manual bike instead of a scooter. Because the Ban Co Peak slope is quite vertical, making it dangerous to move up and down.
  • You should balance your time to return to Da Nang city before 5 pm. Because traveling on the road at night will be very dangerous.
  • Always pay attention to the weather before going. Avoid traveling on rainy days because the road will be quite slippery and unsafe.

Ban Co Peak possesses fresh air, poetic nature, and impressive landscapes that will bring you memorable experiences. Please contact Origin Vietnam – a professional tour operator, we will take you on a private Da Nang tour with exciting activities and unforgettable experiences.

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