Son Tra peninsula Danang is a “precious jewel” of Danang tourism with many beautiful landscapes. It is located in Tho Quang ward, Son Tra district, about 10 km north of Da Nang city center. Son Tra peninsula Vietnam has an area of 4,439 hectares with long coastlines, pristine waters year round and diverse flora and fauna. And now, to help you have more enjoyable moments here, Kha Tran will tell you what to see as well as things to do in Son Tra peninsula.
What to see here
Linh Ung pagoda Son Tra peninsula
Linh Ung Pagoda on Son Tra Peninsula is one of the most popular tourist spots in Danang. The pagoda is located in a very beautiful position at an altitude of 693m above sea level. The important point of this pagoda is the statue of the Avalokiteśvara Bodhisattva. It is considered to be the highest statue in Vietnam (67m). Come here and do contemplate!
Ban Co peak
Ban Co peak is located on the top of Son Tra Mountain. So, when standing here, visitors can see overview beautiful of Danang city. In the early morning, it is suitable time to climb the Ban Co peak. When the Sunshine shines on the winding road, between the immense space of the Son Tra Peninsula, fatigue will disappear.
Son Tra Giant Banyan Tree
Banyan Tree is located in the north of the Son Tra peninsula. At Son Tra nature reserve, there is a banyan tree from long ago that Son Tra’s people claim to be “village elder of the forest”. According to report of Son Tra peninsula management, this Banyan has existed more than 1000 years with 10 m body circumference, 26 secondary roots, 25 m high, 22 m tall total tree, total circumference of the tree and roots about 85 m. Banyan Tree is considered as the heritage tree of the city. It is one of the most ancient trees in Vietnam.
Son Tra View Tower & Army Radar Station
This is another name of radar station 29 on Son Tra Peninsula. Today, Son Tra peak is still used to set up radar station serving many fields from civil aviation, air force and navy. Because this is a military area, so visitors can not go to the radar station but can stop and take pictures around the mountain.
Tien Sa Port
Tien Sa port is a natural deep water port, with a fairly long berth system. Along with the Han River port, Tien Sa port is one of the two major ports of Da Nang city, and keeps an important role in regulating traffic and economic development of Central Vietnam
Bai Da Den
Bai Da Den is located on the northern of Son Tra Peninsula. It is the ideal choice for sightseeing and picnic. Especially, visitors also have the opportunity to enjoy the seafood specialties of the Central such as red snapper, grouper, winkle, scallops,…
Mui Nghe (or Hon Nghe) is located in the southeast of Son Tra Peninsula. It is the first place to pick up dawn of Da Nang city. With wild beautiful and mysterious, Mui Nghe always invites curiosity, interest for visitors who have never been to Mui Nghe.
Things to do at Son Tra peninsula Danang
Exploring the stunning beaches in Son Tra
Bai Nam (commonly known as Bãi Nồm or Bãi Nờm) is one of the beautiful beaches of Son Tra peninsula tourism. In Bai Nam beach area, offshore several hundred meters is a very beautiful coral reef area, coral reef diving activities often take place in here.
Bai But – Son Tra peninsula is a popular tourist destination in Da Nang for many domestic and foreign tourists. Bai But is located in the south of Son Tra Peninsula. The bottom is the large coral reef and on the shore are primary forest. Come to Bai But, visitors can rent huts for relaxation or participate in sea games, coral reef diving, surfing, parachuting.
Bai Bac is face to northeast. From October to November lunar year, there are many dark blue seaweed sticking on the rocks. This is a pretty good specialty. Bai Bac – Son Tra is chosen by SunGroup as the location of construction of a 5-star tourist resort named InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula. InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort is the most luxurious resort in the world. It is about 45 minutes from Da Nang Airport, 30 minutes from Marble Mountain, 25 kilometers from Cham Museum and about 45 km from Hue Citadel, Hoi An Ancient Town and My Son Sanctuary.
Son Tra peninsula snorkeling
Son Tra not only attracts you by the majestic and charming beauty of the natural landscape, but it also makes impression by interesting activities, and snorkeling is one of them. This is the most popular activity. The shimmering, brilliant coral reefs on the sea floor always stimulate the curiosity of visitors. Reward yourself relaxing moments here!
Watching Red-shanked douc langur
An equally interesting activity when visiting the camellia peninsula is that you have the opportunity to see the brown hoof – a rare animal listed on the red list. They usually go to eat in groups in the early morning and early afternoon. Their food consists of young leaves on the top of a tall tree. To admire the beauty of this rare animal, you should go quietly and should bring binoculars to better observe them from a distance.
What to eat at Son Tra peninsula?
Your trip to Son Tra Peninsula Danang, Vietnam will not be finished without enjoying tasty food. Fresh seafood, jungle vegetable and toddy wine are famous delicious food. Don’t forget to taste them to have wonderful feeling!
Here are some great restaurants serving different kinds of dishes for your reference: Madame Hanh Restaurant, Citron Restaurant, Barefoot Restaurant and Son Tra Retreat-Garden Lounge & Eatery.
Son Tra peninsula Danang is always an ideal spot for you. If you need to rent a car to travel, Kha Tran is willing to serve you. For more details, please contact us via Hotline: (+84)916510201 to get a specific quote.