Son Tra Peninsula Overview
Son Tra Peninsula is a great place to visit when travelling in Da Nang, Vietnam. Located in Tho Quang ward, Son Tra district, Son Tra peninsula is a primeval forest with beautiful landscapes having the greatest diversity of ecosystem.
In ancient time, Son Tra was an island consisting of three high mountains. Over a long period of time, the currents consolidated alluvial into a series of land extending from the mainland to the island which resulted in Son Tra Peninsula formation. Son Tra peninsula is also called Tien Sa Mountain, which relates to a legend that the land attracted the fairies from heaven. In 1965, when setting up radar stations on Son Tra Mountain, American troops encountered a lot of monkeys and named the mountain as Monkey Mountain.
There are many interesting places to visit during your stay in Son Tra peninsula, such as Linh Ung Pagoda, Ban Co Top (Chessboard Top), the Ancient Banyan Tree, and Tien Sa beach. Linh Ung Pagoda is located on Bai But of Son Tra Peninsula, being 18 km from the center of Da Nang city. It is well-known for the magnificent and sophisticated architectural installations observed from Linh Ung Pagoda. Besides, Chessboard Top is a mountain that is super famous for a statue of a lone god playing chess on a chessboard, all of which are made of stone.
Tien Sa beach is a magnificent covered by crystal-clear blue water, sunshine and the marvelous sight of the mountains. The journey to the top of this mountain is so breathtaking with beautiful greeneries, primitive natural landscapes and the magical sea view. Also, there are lots of activities to experiences like sunbathing, diving for corals, tasting seafood specialties and watching red-shanked douc monkeys.
Son Tra Peninsula Map
How to Get to Son Tra Peninsula?
In order to reach Son Tra Peninsula, it is better if you depart at Yet Kieu Road. Go straight forward to Tien Sa Resort. Now, there are 3 routes available for you to choose: the Banyan Extension, the Inland Route and the Coastal Loop. Whichever way you go, you can still get to Son Tra Peninsula.
It is ideal to explore Son Tra with a bicycle or motorbike. Then, you can feel a sense of independence and freedom to go anywhere you want to wind up your mind. Nevertheless, a taxi or a car is still possible. To be more comfortable, you should book a tour from Vietnam Shore Excursions. They will customize an amazing tour for you and your group.
Here are some options you can do in Da Nang City: