Son Tra Peninsula in Da Nang is an ideal destination for those who love nature when traveling to Da Nang. You can participate in many activities at this location such as: explore beautiful beaches, experience of diving, trekking mountains, visit sacred pagodas and so on. Let’s explore this peninsula with Vietdreamtravel in this article!

Some details about Son Tra peninsula

Son Tra Peninsula has an area of about 60km², three sides border the sea, one side borders the mainland. The east of the peninsula is called Hon Nghe, the west is Mo Dieu, the north is Ngu Hai mountain opposite Co Ngua mountain. Also Son Tra Peninsula is part of the Truong Son range, so it has an extremely rich flora and fauna system, attracting many tourists.

Son Tra Beach

If you choose Son Tra Peninsula as the destination for your trip to Da Nang, the most suitable time to travel here is from late Spring to Autumn, that mean from March to September. This is the right time to travel to Son Tra because the weather during this period extremely beautiful with little rain and not too much fog obstructing your vision. Besides, this is a time when unexpected natural phenomena such as storms, floods, etc. rarely occur.

Currently, this place attracts tourists not only because of its romantic beaches; diverse ecosystem; impressive sights; tourism services develop… but there are also many interesting surprises waiting for you.

Son Tra Beach

Coming to Son Tra peninsula, tourists have tired knees and tired feet but still haven’t run out of interesting sights and “attractive” check-in points. If you don’t have too much time, you should prioritize visiting these outstanding attractions first!

Things to do in Son Tra peninsula

Son Tra Peninsula is known as the “jewel” of Da Nang. It would takes a lot of time for tourists when you want to explore the whole area. So if you don’t have too much time, you should prioritize visiting these outstanding attractions first!

Visit Linh Ung Pagoda

Linh Ung Pagoda is one of the most sacred and famous pagodas in Da Nang. Located at an altitude of 693 meters above sea level, Linh Ung Pagoda is one of the pagodas with beautiful natural views that visitors cannot miss when coming to Da Nang. Possessing a prime location, Linh Ung Pagoda faces the East Sea, with surrounding grasslands and views of Hai Van Pass and Cham islet.

Linh Ung Son Tra Pagoda

Linh Ung Pagoda in Son Tra is considered an impressive cultural, religious and architectural symbol. The pagoda is especially famous for its Bodhisattva statue, the tallest in Vietnam today, up to 67 meters high. The Buddha Statue is placed on a hill more than 100m high, with a lotus diameter of up to 35m and a height equivalent to 17 floors. Each floor has an altar to the statue of “Buddhist Buddha” with a total of about 21 statues.

Ban Co Peak

Ban Co Peak is located at an altitude of 700m from the foot of the peninsula. This is the perfect place for visitors to admire the panoramic view of Da Nang city, sea, and sky. This mountain peak is associated with the legend of two old-male fairies playing chess together. Suddenly a young female fairy flew down to take a bath, causing one guy to be distracted and defeated by his opponent. And the beach where the female fairly flew down is today called Tien Sa beach.

Ban Co Peak
From the top of Ban Co, you will see the entire city of Da Nang lying at your feet. This city is vibrant with modern buildings, famous for its 7 unique bridges. From above, you have the opportunity to see the panoramic view of Da Nang shining under the sunlight or sparkling under the shimmering night lights.

Go to the beach

Coming to Son Tra peninsula, visitors will have countless interesting things to explore. But the first experience that no tourist wants to miss is probably swimming.

Son Tra Beach

Son Tra has many beautiful beaches such as:

  • Bai But is located in the middle of a strait, nature has the sea and forests in harmony. Coming here, visitors can rent huts, camp, hold beach parties, windsurf, skydive, dive to see coral…
  • Tien Sa Beach is associated with the legend of fairies descending to earth and a rare quiet, pristine space.
  • Da Den Beach with gentle waves, clear water all year round and large and small black rocks stacked on top of each other.
  • Bai Nam (or Bai Nom) is one of the most beautiful beaches of Son Tra peninsula. There is a beautiful coral beach here, so it is a coral diving spot that tourists should not miss.
  • Coming to Bai Bac around October – November of the lunar calendar, you will admire the sight of immense seaweed clinging to the rocks here.

Check in at the thousand year banyan tree

One of the destinations not to be missed when coming to Son Tra peninsula in Da Nang is the thousand-year-old banyan tree, a symbol of enduring and majestic life. The banyan tree is more than a thousand years old, has a base diameter of more than 20m , shines more than 1000m2 – a giant foliage like a masterpiece of nature. The banyan tree has lived for a long time, so all of its roots are firmly attached to the ground and create an intricate network system.

banyan trees Da Nang

The banyan tree is also the home of many species of birds, animals and insects, contributing to the biological richness of Son Tra peninsula. You can stop at the banyan tree to admire the beauty of nature, take souvenir photos, or relax under the shade of the trees.

Rowing SUP and diving to see coral

One of the most exciting experiences in Son Tra is rowing SUP. You will freely explore the beauty of blue sea, white sand, golden sunshine and beautiful coral reefs. This is an activity that does not require too many specialized skills or complicated equipment. You just need a board, a paddle and a swimsuit to participate.

rowing sup in Da Nang

If you want to enjoy the fresh air and watch the brilliant sunrise over the sea, you can choose the time from 5:30 to 7:00 am to row. You can also choose the time from 16:30 p.m. to 18:00 p.m. to admire the romantic sunset on the sea, along with the last sunlight of the day creating magical colors on the water.

In addition, you should not miss the opportunity to dive to see coral at Son Tra peninsula. This is home to a rich and diverse coral ecosystem, with many unique species of coral and marine fish. You will admire colorful coral reefs and mischievous sea fish.

diving in Da Nang

This is an experience that not only brings joy but also helps you understand and love nature more. Two ideal spots for diving to see coral on Son Tra peninsula are Rang beach and Hon Sup. The best time to dive to see coral is from 10am to 11am, when the sun shines and the coral appears clearly. However, you can also choose other time frames depending on weather conditions and sea waves.

Visit Dong Dinh Museum

If you are looking for an ideal destination to explore the ancient beauty of Da Nang’s Son Tra peninsula, Dong Dinh Museum is definitely an option not to be missed. Dong Dinh Museum is located on the left side of the road to Linh Ung Pagoda, on an area of 10,000 m2. One of the most prominent exhibition areas of Dong Dinh Museum is the memory house. Here, you will admire artifacts and recreate the life of the ancient Cham people, a people with a long history and rich traditions in Central Vietnam. You will see paintings, statues, ceramics, jewelry and household items of the Cham people.

Dong Dinh Museum

Besides, Dong Dinh Museum also has two ancient-style houses of the Kim Bong – a famous craft village in Hoi An. These houses are built from ironwood and have very beautiful architecture. In these houses, you will admire the precious collections of antiques of 54 Vietnamese ethnic groups, from North to South. In addition, Dong Dinh Museum also has an area dedicated to artifacts related to the lives and beliefs of minorities in the Central – Central Highlands.

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.

Son Tra lighthouse

This is the ideal place to admire the panoramic view of the vast sea and sky and is where many “lifetime” photos of tourists are born.

Explore 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, visitors will have the opportunity to admire rare animals listed in the red book such as red-shanked douc langurs, wild cat, ferret... Statistics show that Son Tra has nearly 1,000 plant species, including 22 rare species.

animal in Son Tra Peninsula

The peninsula is also home to hundreds of animal species, of which the red-shanked douc langur is known as the “primate queen” on the Son Tra peninsula, with a population of about 300 – 400 animals, being protected strictly preserved by the authorities.

Treat your taste buds to unique Son Tra cuisine

Like all other beaches, seafood at Son Tra is always a delicacy that visitors cannot miss. Dishes made from fresh seafood such as lobster with cheese sauce, lobster hot pot, steamed eel, snails, grilled squid, grilled octopus… will definitely conquer you. Besides, thanks to the primeval forest, Son Tra also has unique and new wild vegetable dishes and fragrant coconut wine to serve tourists.

seafood in Da Nang

Son Tra wild vegetables are plants that grow wild on the mountain slopes but when prepared through the hands of a skillful chef, they become a delicious and unique dish. You can choose to stir-fry, dip in hot pot, cook sour soup, steam, or boil to enjoy the most original flavors.

As for coconut wine certainly doesn’t need much introduction, right? Traditional rice wine is fermented, soaked, and after the finished product is marinated in the intestines of a coconut for many days. The spicy taste of the wine will mix with the sweet aroma of coconut to create a wine with an extremely rich flavor. There’s really nothing better than eating seafood and sipping a few glasses of coconut wine.

coconut wine

This is also a precious wine that many tourists choose to buy as a gift after their trip in Son Tra Peninsula.

Source: collected by An

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