Tien Sa lighthouse
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Tien Sa Lighthouse

Da Nang is a tourist city that always knows how to captivate people’s hearts with thousand-year-old poetic landscapes such as My Khe beach and Ba Na Hills – an attractive European style. Not only that, Da Nang also has a place where heaven and earth intersect with beautiful views that are captivating tourists who love taking photos, which is Tien Sa lighthouse. Let’s explore this beautiful lighthouse with Origin Vietnam.

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1. Where is Tien Sa lighthouse?

Tien Sa Lighthouse is located on Son Tra peninsula, Son Tra district, Da Nang city, Vietnam. About 25 km northeast of Da Nang city center, about 45 km north of Hoi An city and about 113 km southeast of Hue city.

2. How is Tien Sa lighthouse unique?

Because it is located on Son Tra peninsula, you can enjoy watching the sea from above with great views.

Tien Sa lighthouse is 15.6m high and 2.7m wide on average. Along with a geographical visibility of 14 nautical miles, the height of the center of the light is 238.4 meters. From here, you can zoom out into the distance, seeing the entire vast sea, covering the vast Son Tra peninsula, overlooking the beautiful city of Da Nang.

This is a lighthouse built by France and put into operation in 1902. Therefore, Tien Sa lighthouse is known as one of the oldest and most beautiful lighthouses in Vietnam. In addition, it also has independent lights, helping boats operating in the waters of Hue – Da Nang easily navigate and determine their position.

3. When is the best time to visit Tien Sa lighthouse?

If you love perfection and want to hunt for beautiful moments of Son Tra lighthouse, you need to determine the right time to go.

  • Firstly, you should choose a time when there is no rain, clear blue sky, beautiful sunshine, this is the time to bring you a great photo album.
  • Second is at sunset or dawn to admire the shimmering, magical scenes.

However, according to the Tien Sa lighthouse keeper, sunset is still the most popular. The brilliance of the sky gradually turning yellow and red mixed with the clouds creates an enchanting scene.

You should arrive early before about 2 pm to slowly enjoy the scenery. Because the scenery along the way is also a ravishingly beautiful picture with the vast blue sea, trees and grass jostling together under the bright golden sunlight.

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4. How to get to Tien Sa lighthouse?

4.1 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:

  • Travel 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.

4.2 Moving to Tien Sa lighthouse from Da Nang city

4.2.1 Route 1

Starting from the center of Da Nang city, you move along Nguyen Van Linh street. Cross Dragon Bridge and go straight to Vo Van Kiet street. Next, move to the roundabout and turn left onto Vo Nguyen Giap street. Follow Hoang Sa road along My Khe beach to the end of the road to reach Tien Sa lighthouse.

4.2.2 Route 2

Tien Sa Lighthouse is only about 22 km from Da Nang Con market. From here, you just need to drive in the direction of Linh Ung Pagoda, then follow Phan Dinh Nghe Street to continue to Hoang Sa. Then you’ll meet the InterContinental resort. There are signs here, follow the directions and you will reach this enchanting lighthouse.

5. Experience activities when traveling to Tien Sa lighthouse

5.1 Discovering the beauty of Da Nang lighthouse

Tien Sa Lighthouse was built in 1902, so it can be considered one of the oldest lighthouses in Vietnam. Because it was built by France, this lighthouse has a bold French architectural style, both tinged with antiquity and with a breath of modernity.

The lighthouse stands out with two colors of yellow and white, accentuated by the blue color of the door. This place has independent lighting to help vessels navigate their positions easily.

5.2 Checking-in for virtual life with many beautiful photos at Tien Sa lighthouse

Standing from the top of Son Tra lighthouse, visitors can easily see the entire natural landscape here. From the beauty of the pristine mountains and forests to the vastness of the sea will make you feel like you are “lost” in a fairyland, attached and not wanting to leave. This scene is very suitable for you to save countless virtual photos for a lifetime.

In particular, when visiting Tien Sa port lighthouse, do not miss the opportunity to admire the crimson sunset over a corner of the sky. This magical scene is the origin of magical and captivating photo shoots.

Anywhere on Tien Sa lighthouse in Da Nang, you will find the ideal “chill” corner. So, if you are preparing to travel to Da Nang, definitely do not miss this attractive destination.

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6. Enjoying specialties when traveling to Tien Sa lighthouse

If you decide to visit Tien Sa lighthouse in Da Nang and intend to stay until the afternoon, remember to bring some snacks such as cakes, fruits, bread or prepared foods to fill your stomach when you are hungry. If you feel it is cumbersome, you can come here early, after visiting and taking satisfactory photos, return to the center to enjoy attractive Da Nang specialties.

There are many eateries and restaurants from popular to luxury serving dishes such as seafood, veal, Quang noodles, pork buns, fish noodles,… flavors quite suitable for all regions.

If you need some suggestions, you can refer to:

  • Quang Thi Noodles: 251 Hoang Dieu, Nam Duong Ward, Hai Chau District, Da Nang.
  • Cau Mong restaurant: 100 Dien Bien Phu.
  • Nam Hien Cake Shop: 46 Phan Thanh, Thac Gian, Thanh Khe, Da Nang.

7. Accommodation when traveling to Tien Sa lighthouse

Because Tien Sa lighthouse tourist destination is located not too far from the center of Daang city. Therefore, after a full day of sightseeing and checking in here, you will return to Da Nang city to rest. Recharge your energy for the next journey. Below are some hotels that you can refer to:

  • Balcona Hotel Danang. Address: 288 Vo Nguyen Giap, My An Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District, Da Nang City.
  • Brilliant Hotel. Address: 162 Bach Dang, Hai Chau 1, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City.
  • Novotel Danang Premier Han River. Address: 38 Bach Dang, Thach Than, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City.
  • Samdi Hotel Danang. Address: 203-205-207-209-211 Nguyen Van Linh, Thac Gian, Thanh Khe, Da Nang City.
  • New Orient Hotel Danang. Address: 20 Dong Da, Thuan Phuoc Ward, Thach Thang, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City.
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8. Some other famous tourist attractions near Tien Sa lighthouse

8.1 Nhat Lam Thuy Trang Tra

From the lighthouse location, you travel more than 1 km to reach this place. Although it is still a little-known name, this place has a wild, rustic beauty that is very suitable for nature exploration trips and peaceful digging experiences. Not only has the natural scenery and fresh air, Nhat Lam Thuy Trang Tra also attracts tourists with rustic dishes from wild vegetables, wild chickens, wild chickens or stream fish,…

8.2 Thousand year banyan tree

From Nhat Lam Thuy Trang Tra, you go another 1km to the area with the Thousand Year Banyan Tree. The interesting thing here is that this giant banyan tree is more than 20 meters high with huge branches to catch the hot sun, ensuring you will be overwhelmed. It will be difficult to believe your eyes when you see the tangled roots penetrating the ground, the tree canopy shading a large space.

8.3 Mui Nghe

Mui Nghe is located about 4km from the lighthouse, this is known as the first place to welcome the sunrise in Da Nang. In addition, with pristine scenery, fresh air, clear blue beaches, and many interesting activities. This place is attracting more and more tourists, especially young people, to visit and explore.

8.4 Bai But

Bai But is a beach located in the south of Son Tra peninsula, about 15 km from Da Nang city center. It is surrounded by majestic limestone mountains, creating a wild, poetic natural landscape.

Bai But has fine white sand, clear blue sea water, and gentle waves. This is an ideal place to swim, relax and participate in fun and recreational activities at sea.

8.5 Ghenh Bang

Ghenh Bang Son Tra is a pristine beach located on Son Tra peninsula, about 4.8 km from Tien Sa lighthouse. It is surrounded by high steep cliffs, creating a majestic and pristine natural scene.

Ghenh Bang has fine white sand, clear blue sea water, and gentle waves. This is an ideal place to swim, relax and participate in fun and recreational activities at sea.

9. Some important notes when traveling to Tien Sa lighthouse

To bring many interesting experiences when coming to Tien Sa Lighthouse, you need to note a few points as follows:

  • You can travel by car or motorbike. However, if you choose a motorbike, you can easily move on small roads, to capture beautiful scenery along the way such as the mountains and forests of Son Tra Peninsula.
  • You should choose comfortable clothes to easily move on the road to the lighthouse. Especially do not wear high heels.
  • Visitors can bring food to come here to enjoy the cuisine and admire the wonderful scenery at Tien Sa Lighthouse.
  • It is worth noting that when you come here you will not have to pay any Da Nang travel ticket costs. So be careful of ticket buying scams if you come here for the first time.
  • To protect the red-shanked douc langur, community cooperation is needed. Tourists visiting Son Tra peninsula need to raise awareness of environmental protection, not to throw trash indiscriminately and not to impact the habitat of the red-shanked douc langur.

Tien Sa Lighthouse is a destination that promises to bring many attractive, unique and super new things to all visitors. Surely when you come to the most “virtual living coordinates” in Da Nang, you will have interesting, never-forgettable experiences. Therefore, when you have the opportunity to visit the city of bridges, don’t forget to add Tien Sa lighthouse to your travel itinerary.

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