Son Tra Peninsula Da Nang is a national park in Da Nang filled with stunning beaches, dense rainforests, mountains, and rare animals. It is a 20-minute drive away from the city, making it the perfect place to escape from the busy city life to explore the wild and beautiful nature.
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 times, Son Tra Peninsula Vietnam 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 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 experience like sunbathing, diving for corals, tasting seafood specialties and watching red-shanked douc monkeys.
Linh Ung Pagoda Son Tra Peninsula
Built on a site of 12 hectares on the Son Tra Peninsula, the Linh Ung Pagoda in Son Tra Peninsula is the largest in Da Nang in terms of scale and artistic architecture. The pagoda is famous for its beautiful 67-metre-tall Goddess of Mercy statue standing on a lotus-shaped platform. You will have a great time to walk around this area.
Son Tra Peninsula Beach
Son Tra Peninsula comprises many beaches, including North Beach, South Beach and Buddha Beach, each of which embraces some part of the dense forest. You will have a great time to swim and relax on Son Tra Peninsula beach with your group when you are staying Da Nang.
Son Tra Peninsula Snorkeling
Having the same appeal as the snorkeling tours to see coral in Cham Islands, snorkeling in Son Tra Peninsula is also an extremely popular activity. A complete snorkeling tour will include canoeing, snorkeling, participating in games and enjoying seafood. After receiving the necessary training from the instructors to ensure safety, visitors are free to explore the ocean world and admire the coral reefs with diverse shapes and beautiful colors. On certain days, the water is so clear that you can see amazing corals from your canoe.
Son Tra Peninsula Tour
In order to have a fulfilling trip to Peninsula, you should take note when is the best time to visit. The weather on Son Tra is mild year-round. Therefore, you can come here at any time of year. But, the appropriate time to visit this place is from March to September, when the weather is dry and gorgeously sunny, the sea is calm, and there will be no storms. Son Tra is particularly enchanting from April to June, when the forest blooms with a myriad of colorful flowers.
Son Tra Peninsula Map
How to Get to Son Tra Peninsula?
In order to reach Son Tra, you should depart at Yet Kieu Road and 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.