Located 8 km from the city center, Son Tra peninsula is a primeval forest with a cool climate all year round. With the beautiful natural landscape and the destinations that promise surprises and interesting things, Son Tra peninsula is a name in the list of destinations to visit in Da Nang, Vietnam.
With the desire to help you have the most complete travel experience here. Origin Vietnam would like to present you an useful travel guide for Son Tra peninsula. Wishing you will have a wonderful time here.
When is the best time to travel to Son Tra peninsula?
The best time to travel in this place is from March to September. At this time, the weather is sunny, dry, and rarely storms. If traveling in winter, it will be foggy, very difficult and unsafe to move.
How to go to Son Tra peninsula?
Firstly if you want to visit Son Tra you must go to Da Nang. And how to travel to Da Nang let check below.
Ways to move to Da Nang
Air tickets to Da Nang are many and routes are extremely many. Depending on budget and your needs, you can choose flights of Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar or Vietjet Air to serve your trip. To get a discount, it is advisable to book tickets 3 – 6 months before your trip.
Currently there are many trains with the route Hanoi – Da Nang or Saigon – Da Nang with prices from 400,000 to 1,200,000 depending on the type of seat. It will take about 14-20 hours to get from Hanoi or Saigon to Da Nang, so if you are in good health or motion sickness, you should look for other option that is more convenient and suitable for you.
When going from Hanoi, Sai Gon to Da Nang, there are many bus companies you can choose from. Such as Vu Loc, Van Khoi, Kim Lien, Camel Travel, … with prices rang from 310,000 to 350,000 VND
Road to Son Tra peninsula
If you want to experience the tour of Son Tra peninsula by yourself. You can rent a motorbike or bicycle at tourist areas in Da Nang to facilitate travel and admire the scenery.
Some car rental addresses:
- Friendly Nhan Nhan: 69 Phan Thuc Nguyen, Da Nang, Telephone: 0511 3956996
- Ha Long: 77b Pham Van Nghi street, Da Nang city: Telephone number; 0905 506406
- Bao Long: 55 Dang Thai Mai, Thanh Khe, Da Nang, Telephone: 0905 732000
- Thanh Ha: Lot 6, area B9, residential area south of Tuyen Son bridge, Ngu Hanh Son district, phone number: 0125 5125127
You can go in the direction of Hue to Da Nang along Nguyen Tat Thanh street, cross Thuan Phuoc bridge, and reach Son Tra peninsula. Please prepare all safety equipment and documents when operating the car.
Those who depart from Hoi An can follow the Truong Sa sea route – Vo Nguyen Giap – Hoang Sa – Son Tra Peninsula. Also you can go along the Han River or My Khe and Pham Van Dong beaches to Son Tra peninsula.
Things to do in on Tra peninsula
Linh Ung Pagoda
Located 18 km from Da Nang city center, Linh Ung Pagoda is located on Bai But of Son Tra peninsula. This is a famous and ideal stopover because of more magnificent and sophisticated architecture, standing down from Linh Ung Pagoda, you can admire the vast ocean of Da Nang city. The sea surface is clear blue, flat, sparkling under the central sun; In the distance is Da Nang city with closely connected roofs, creating a detailed and colorful picture of the most livable city.
Almost photographers wishing to have the best panoramic photo of Danang choose Linh Ung Pagoda as the location. Looking down from above, we see Da Nang’s water as one, charming, gentle with the blue water surface and clear white clouds drifting. Zoom the lens a little further and get an instant image of Danang in your photo. At night, when the sunset falls on the sea, when the lights from the city light up into long streaks, the picture of Da Nang is even more beautiful than ever.
Chess board on the top
If the panorama photo taken at Linh Ung Pagoda is not enough, you should continue to the top of Ban Co, where there is an unfinished chess game from the past and can not be finished.
One thing that makes a good memory of the journey to the top of the Chess Board is the winding, meandering mountain roads. Driving along the mountain road sometimes opening up before our eyes is a jade green beach, gentle, large, flowing smoothly; sometimes, the great sea surface is hidden behind the green forest trees…
Right from the name has made you have the most preliminary picture of this place, right? Right on the route to the top of Ban Co there is another turn to reach the shelter of this old banyan tree. Discovered in 1771 and determined by scientists to have a lifespan of about 800 years in 2014, the banyan tree on the edge of Dong Son Tra is considered the largest tree in Vietnam with a trunk circumference of 10m. consists of 26 secondary roots and each root is 25m high.
With its amazing height, the thousand-year-old tree spreads wide open canopies to cover a vast mountain forest, creating shady areas to shade the sun, shade the rain and is a resting place for many tourists.
Rada 29 Station – Indochina Eye
Dong Duong’s Eye is the name of the air traffic control and early warning radar station on Son Tra peninsula. It’s covering the entire Gulf of Tonkin, the airspace of Laos and Cambodia. Because the terrain is located at an altitude of 621m above sea level and the radar’s coverage ability makes. It’s a big eye with an observation radius of hundreds of kilometers.
Located right in the military area of the radar on the sea. It is very interesting destination that is the helipad. Built by the US in 1961, the airport can accommodate 16 aircraft at the same time to transport weapons, vehicles, soldiers and food for the war. This is also a gathering place for the dead American soldiers’ corpses to handle before sending out the 7th Fleet in the East Sea. This is a historical witness when he left traces of aircraft from the time of fire and bombs. This place is now abandoned but still attracts tourists to visit and see Da Nang city from above.
Tien Sa port
Tien Sa port is the main gateway to the East Sea, has an important position in the port system in Da Nang and is the largest container port in the Central region with constant development in innovation and improvement of facilities. There are many tourists coming to this place can admire the tremendous development and growth of Da Nang city.
Not only that, standing on the harbor can enjoy the beauty of nature in harmony with the beauty of labor, enthusiasm and continuous development. It also offers very attractive fun activities and is an ideal place for great camping.
Tien Sa ecotourism area
Located at the foot of Tien Sa wharf. It’s about 10km from the city center, Tien Sa ecotourism area is an attractive and interesting destination.
Diving and snorkeling
Coral watching is a new and exciting sport activity in Son Tra peninsula. Coming to Son Tra, there are many different snorkeling tours you can choose from. With the careful preparation of costumes and equipment, tourists can quickly get acquainted and have the experience of admiring corals with full shapes and colors under the sea. With many different forms of coral viewing, you are always safe under the guidance of the people here, all you need to do is enjoy and enjoy the extremely new and exciting.
See the scrub and brown-footed langur
Son Tra peninsula is home to many rare and precious species, including the one known as the queen of primates – the red-shanked douc. This is an endangered species on Vietnam’s red book. Langurs always go to eat in the early morning or early afternoon and often follow a flock, their food is young wild leaves on the top of the tree. To see this rare animal better, go gently to let them know you are harmless and remember to bring a good binoculars for a better view.