Son Tra Peninsula which is called Tien Sa Mountain is considered as “Green jewel” of Danang city as well as attractive destination for tourists. Son Tra peninsula is a jungle with many species of rare animals, pristine and dreaming beaches along with colorful coral reefs. This place is a gift of natural mother for Da Nang city.
GETTING TO SON TRA PENINSULA
Son Tra Peninsula is situated about 10km northeast of Danang center, traffic is very convenient so that there aremany ways to go to the peninsula. From the center of Danang city, tourists can hire a motorbike or taxi to get to Son Tra. It is one of the best ways.
+ You can hire them at hostels in Da Nang or refer website: http://caibatvang.com
+ Average price: 100,000 VND -150,000 VND/day.
Tourists can also book Son Tra peninsula tours from travel companies. In addition, tourists can come to peninsula by boat that bring you many unforgettable experience. Bicycles are also an interesting way to discover the Son Tra Peninsula, but this is suitable for people having good health.
LANDSCAPE AND WHAT TO DO IN SON TRA PENINSULA
LINH UNG PAGODA
Linh Ung pagoda in Son Tra is the biggest and most beautiful pagoda in Danang. Situated about 10 km from the city center, it is known as the sacred pagoda of Da Nang City. Many tourists go to here to pray for happiness and health for themselves and their family. Special emphasis of Linh Ung pagoda is the statue of Quan Am is considered the highest in Vietnam (67m). Let’s go and admire.
BAN CO PEAK- AN ATTRACTIVE DESTINATION IN SON TRA PENINSULA
With the height of about 700m above the sea level, Ban Co Peak is famous for the attractive destination in Son Tra. From the Ban Co, you can see the whole Da Nang city. On top of the mountain is a stone chess set and statue of De Thich sitting.
Come here, you will experience the feeling of playing chess with “De Thich”, leave your signature here and enjoy the large and dreaming space. Watching sunrise and sunset at the peak of Ban Co is also an enjoyable experience.
- Parking fee: 10,000 VND
- Note: The way to the Ban Co peak is quite rugged and winding, you should drive carefully, refer the map or hire tourist guide to avoid getting lost.
TIEN SA BEACH- A BEAUTIFUL AND PRISTINE BEACH IN SON TRA PENINSULA
Tien Sa beach is one of the most beautiful and pristine beaches in Son Tra Peninsula. Located in north of Son Tra Peninsula, Tien Sa beach is place of interest that tourists should not miss when visiting Son Tra Peninsula. Coming here, you can go swimming, picnicking, play sport (volleyball, football, etc.) especially camp overnight. In addition, you also enjoy fresh and delicious seafood in Son Tra penninsula (shrimps, crabs, squids, snails)
+ Ticket on the gate: 10,000 VND / person, including freshwater bath and parking.
+ Tent: 400,000 VND / tent / day and night
SEEING VOOC VA CHAN NAU( BROWN-SHANKED DOUC LANGUR)
With the height of about 693m above the sea level, Son Tra Peninsula includes many kinds of rare animals such as deer, monkeys, Gibbons, orangutans, red-shanked douc langur, chicken, ect. Son Tra Peninsula is also one of the places of stay of rare animal species that is considered as the Queen of primate species – Brown shanked douc Langur.
- Tips: Should go quietly and keep distance so they know you are harmless.
Don’t forget to bring binoculars to observe more closely the animal.
ENJOYING THE SPECIAL FOOD IN SON TRA PENINSULA
Son Tra food is quite tasty and cheap. You can enjoy the delicious and famous dishes as barbeque, fried dishes or types of fresh seafood in Son Tra Peninsula like eel, manta rays, lobsters, octopus, snails, squids, crabs, snakehead, tilapia, etc.
Coming Son Tra peninsula, you should also try kind of forest vegetables that grow around the mountain such as “rau dớn” (diplazium esculentum), “mã đề” (plantago asiatica), “rau bứa” (Clusiaceae), “rau cách” (Creek Premna), etc. They are not only used to eat, make spices but also as rare medicinal herbs.
In particular, you should enjoy coconut wine – special wine in Son Tra Peninsula
GREEN LAKE- A PARADISE OF WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY IN SON TRA
Green Lake (Bai But Lake) is known as “paradise of wedding photography” is one of attractive destinations in Son Tra peninsula. In particular, the small bamboo bridge on the lake is the most attractive sight here. This is the ideal place to take pictures. Ticket: 20,000VND
Besides destination mentioned above, there are many other attractive sights in Son Tra that tourists should try such as Mui Nghe, Bai Da Den (come here, you can go fishing, dive and see coral), Bai But, Tien Sa port, Radar station 29, Bai Rang, etc.
TIPS TO VISIT SON TRA PENINSULA
- The best time to visit the Son Tra Peninsula’s beautiful scenes is from March to September
- The best way to go Son Tra Peninsula is motorbike
- Should try to join trekking tour
- A number of cheap and quality hotels in the Son Tra Peninsula
+ Hung Anh hotel: 25 Vo Van Kiet street, Son Tra district (650.000 VND / night)
+ White Sand Hotel: 89 – 91 Vo Van Kiet, Son Tra district (600.000 VND / night)
+ LIDID Hotel: 23 – 24 Dinh Thi Hoa Street, Son Tra District (500.000 VND / night)
+ Star Star Hotel: 42 Loseby, An Hai Bac, Son Tra District (450.000 VND / night)
In short, Son Tra Peninsula is one of the most attractive destinations that you should not miss when visiting Danang. Coming to I love Danang Tour , you will have a chance to discover many new things. Our tour will also bring you a meaningful experience in this summer. If you want to explore all of the interesting things we mentioned, quickly booking Da Nang tour to enjoy a nice trip with Danang lady bikes. Welcome!