Son Tra peninsula
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Son Tra Peninsula

Son Tra Peninsula is famous as a super hot destination in Da Nang. Because of its long coastline and calm sea, majestic natural scenery, primeval forests and rich vegetation, sacred temples,…That’s why this place is considered the golden area of Da Nang tourism, suitable for developing both eco-tourism, spiritual tourism and marine tourism. Let’s explore this beautiful peninsula with Origin Vietnam.

1. Where is Son Tra Peninsula?

Son Tra Peninsula belongs to Tho Quang ward, Son Tra district, Danang city. This place has 3 sides facing the sea, 1 side facing the urban area and is only about 20 km northeast of the city center.

2. How is the Son Tra peninsula unique?

In the past, this was a floating island formed by 3 mountains. Over time, sea water brought alluvial deposits to form a strip of land connecting the island and the mainland and forming the Son Tra peninsula. Son Tra tourism attracts tourists by its beautiful large and small beaches, shady forests and diverse and rich natural forest ecosystems.

During the war, Son Tra peninsula was considered the “god’s eye of Indochina”. And until now, Son Tra is the most important deep-water port in Central Vietnam. At the same time, it is also the end point of the East-West economic corridor starting from Myanmar and ending in Da Nang.


3. When is the best time to visit Son Tra Peninsula?

To fully enjoy the beauty of Son Tra peninsula, you should come during the dry season from March to September. At this time, the weather is dry and the clear blue sky will be very convenient for you to swim and explore the primeval forest, mountain climbing, temple sightseeing,…

From around October to February, Da Nang enters the rainy season, with low temperatures. Therefore, it can make your fun and exploration activities difficult.

4. How to get to Son Tra peninsula?

With a distance of about 20 km from the city center to Son Tra peninsula. The best way to personally experience the beauty of Da Nang’s Son Tra peninsula is by motorbike, or if you go in a group, you can Rent a car with a private driver for safety and comfort.

  • If traveling from Hue city, you can follow Nguyen Tat Thanh street, cross Thuan Phuoc bridge to reach Son Tra peninsula.
  • For those starting from Hoi An, you can follow the coastal route: Truong Sa – Vo Nguyen Giap – Hoang Sa – Son Tra peninsula.
  • Alternatively, you can follow the Han River or along My Khe beach – Pham Van Dong street to reach Son Tra peninsula.
linh ung

5. Exploring the beauty of Son Tra peninsula

Possessing many beautiful tourist attractions and the advantage of a cool climate all year round, Son Tra peninsula tourism is also increasingly receiving the attention of many tourists from all over.

5.1 Admiring some beautiful beaches

5.1.1 Bai But

Nestled in a beautiful strait, Bai But on Son Tra peninsula is famous for its unique natural scenery, where the mountains and forests meet the sea. Interesting activities at Bai But include: renting a hut, organizing beachside dining, participating in beach games, diving to see coral, windsurfing, and skydiving.

5.1.2 Tien Sa Beach

About 20 km from the city center, the Son Tra peninsula tourist destination. Tien Sa beach is the place associated with the legend of the Fairy descending to earth and has been featured in many works of poetry and music. This is one of the rare beaches that still retains its wild character and quiet space. Making it an ideal place for relaxation and picnics.

5.1.3 Da Den Beach

Da Den Beach is more special than other locations. Because it possesses many large black rocks, stacked or interspersed together, creating both strange and beautiful perspectives. Thanks to the protection of these large rocks, the water here is clear all year round and the waves are also very gentle.

5.1.4 South Beach

Son Tra Bai Nam Beach, also known as Bai Nom, is one of the most beautiful beaches of the Son Tra peninsula area. There is a very beautiful coral area here, so scuba diving to see coral is often held.

5.1.5 North Beach

North beach of Son Tra peninsula tourist area includes two bays: East beach and West beach. If you come here between October and November of the lunar calendar. You will have the opportunity to admire the scenery of lots of dark green seaweed clinging to the surface of the rocks along both sides of the reef.

5.2 Checking-in destinations that cannot be missed

5.2.1 The Chess Board peak

Son Tra not only has the sea but also mountains. One of the activities that attracts tourists is the mountain climbing journey of about 700m from the foot of the peninsula to the peak of Ban Co. From this location, you can see the entire bustling city of Da Nang in the distance.

5.2.2 Thousand year banyan tree

Referring to Son Tra Peninsula tourism, it is impossible not to mention a “specialty” that is the diversity and richness of tree species, especially the banyan tree, where there is a very special thousand-year-old banyan tree. The specialness of this banyan tree lies in its drooping secondary roots, penetrating deep into the ground. It creates an extremely rare eye-catching scene.

5.2.3 Son Tra Lighthouse

This lighthouse is located at an altitude of 223m above sea level. This lighthouse was built by France in the 1950s. Up to now, Son Tra lighthouse is considered one of the oldest and most beautiful lighthouses in Vietnam. This is the ideal place to admire the panoramic view of the vast sea and sky and is where many of your “lifetime” photos were born.

5.2.4 Ghenh Bang

Ghenh Bang is a beautiful place but not many tourists know about it. The reason is that the way to Ghenh Bang is not as easy as getting to other locations. You will have to send motorbikes to conquer the steep and overgrown forest road about 1km. But the reward for you is the wild, unbelievably majestic scenery of the sea and sky. The white waves, large and small rocks with different shapes and colors.

5.2.5 Green Lake

Green Lake is an “emerging” tourist destination of Son Tra peninsula. This is a natural lake surrounded by rich flora and rocks of all sizes. The lake water is unusually clear in every season. Young people often come here to take photos during the reed grass season. Bridges and canoes will be ideal “props” for beautiful “virtual life” photos.

5.2.6 Tien Sa ecotourism area

Coming to Tien Sa tourist area, you can camp overnight, boating, diving to see coral, etc. In the tourist area, there is a system of comfortable and luxurious rooms with expensive sea views. Staying, relaxing and exploring this place will certainly become a memorable memory during every tourist’s trip to Da Nang.

5.2.7 Radar Station 29

The mission of this radar station is to control the entire airspace of the Gulf of Tonkin in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. The station is located at an altitude of 621m above sea level. Standing from here, visitors can also enjoy a panoramic view of the vast ocean. The station also has a helipad, which is also a curious destination for tourists.

5.2.8 Tien Sa Port

Playing an important role in the economic development of cruise tourism of the whole city and the entire Central region, Tien Sa port is a natural deep-water port, with a fairly long wharf and the ability to receive extremely large ships. This is also the place to receive international cruise ships to Da Nang. And it is a great place for tourists to visit and sightsee.

5.2.9 Mui Nghe

Located in the southeast of the Son Tra peninsula tourist area, Nghe cape or Nghe island is the first place to welcome the sunrise in Da Nang city. Here, you can participate in coral diving activities to admire more than 42 rare coral species or experience fishing with local fishermen.

5.2.10 Linh Ung Pagoda

Linh Ung Pagoda of Son Tra peninsula is located at an altitude of 693m above sea level. This is considered a privilege that nature has bestowed on Da Nang city. Linh Ung Pagoda is also where the tallest statue of Avalokiteshvara in Vietnam is located at 67m high.

5.3 Activities and experiences in Son Tra peninsula

5.3.1 Diving to see coral

Diving to see coral is an extremely interesting sports activity in the Son Tra peninsula tourist area. Under the protection of costumes, accompanying equipment and coaches, you will be able to admire firsthand the sparkle of the vast ocean. Not only are there brilliant coral reefs, the seabed also has countless species of fish and strange sea creatures.

5.3.2 Watching douc langurs and brown-legged langurs

Is there anything else to do when traveling to Son Tra peninsula? Son Tra Peninsula is home to many rare animal species. Among them are the red-shanked langur, an animal known as the “Queen of primates”. To be able to see this animal more clearly, you need to be careful to walk gently so they know that you are harmless and don’t forget to bring binoculars for the best observation!

5.3.3 Paragliding

When traveling to Son Tra peninsula, you should not miss the adventurous but also extremely interesting experience of paragliding. Paragliding at an altitude of 600m will be an opportunity for visitors to see the panoramic view of Da Nang city from above. This is also a sports activity that brings a feeling of suspense and excitement to players.

5.3.4 Exploring the rich flora and fauna in Son Tra peninsula

Son Tra possesses a fresh, cool climate all year round thanks to its long-standing primeval forests. This is home to an extremely diverse flora and fauna. Exploring the rich flora and fauna here, you will have the opportunity to admire rare animals listed in the red book. Such as: red-shanked douc langur, wild cat, silver-toothed weasel,…

sontra resort

6. Specialties when traveling to Son Tra peninsula

Coming to Son Tra peninsula without enjoying fresh seafood means your trip in Da Nang is not truly complete. You can find and buy fresh seafood at restaurants and seafood markets, then prepare it yourself and enjoy it on the beach.

For more convenience, visit the restaurants and eateries on the island. Son Tra seafood of all kinds is always fresh and delicious, newly caught and cheap, having just been caught, so it always ensures freshness and extremely affordable prices.

6.1 Seafood

The first answer to the question of what to eat on Son Tra peninsula is seafood. Sure! Fresh seafood from the green island always has a special appeal. You can go to markets and shops here to buy seafood such as lobster, grouper, octopus, leaf fish, crab, crab, eel,…

6.2 Wild vegetables, wild meat

Not only with blue sea specialties, Son Tra peninsula tourism also “treats” you to specialties of the mountains and forests such as wild animal meat and wild vegetables. If you come to Son Tra, don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy fresh meat with natural wild vegetables and Da Nang’s specialty fish sauce.

6.3 Coconut wine

Considered the “brand” of Son Tra peninsula tourism, coconut wine is made from sticky rice and yeast brewed in a small coconut. Because of this unique brewing method, the finished product still retains the pleasant sweet taste of coconut water.

diving equip

7. Accommodation when traveling to Son Tra peninsula

It is difficult to mention all the attractive destinations and interesting things in Son Tra in just one article. Come here, and you will have to admit one thing: All words are powerless against the beauty or memorable moments that this peninsula offers visitors.

When traveling here, please refer to some of the hotels below:

  • NAM Hotel & Residences. Address: 109A Duong Dinh Nghe, An Hai Bac, Son Tra, Da Nang, Vietnam.
  • San Marino Boutique Danang. Address: 161-163-165 Vo Van Kiet, An Hai Dong Ward, An Hai Dong, Son Tra, Da Nang.
  • Fivitel Danang Hotel. Address: 388 Tran Hung Dao, An Hai Tay, Son Tra, Da Nang.

8. Some important notes when traveling to Son Tra peninsula

Below are some notes to help you have the most convenient and complete journey to Son Tra peninsula.

  • Before coming to Son Tra, prepare long-sleeved clothes, sunscreen, shirts, and hats to avoid being exposed to the bright Da Nang sun.
  • If you choose to ride a motorbike, check your vehicle carefully to avoid damage in the middle of the road, affecting your plans and journey.
  • You can also choose coconut wine and other specialties at Son Tra peninsula as gifts for relatives and friends.

Son Tra Peninsula with countless attractive destinations and many famous specialties will definitely be the right choice for your vacation. With extremely detailed information about Son Tra peninsula tourism above. Hopefully after reading this article, you will have the most useful information to be ready for your upcoming trip to Son Tra Peninsula.

Please contact Origin Vietnam immediately – a professional tour operator. We will accompany you on your tour in Da Nang to explore the travel beauty of Da Nang to ensure that you will have a complete vacation with the best experiences.

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