Son Tra Danang is not only the green lung of the city but also the pearl of the East Sea with many rare and precious animals in the Red List of Vietnam that need to be preserved such as: long-tailed monkey, Rhesus Macaque, Germain's peacock-pheasant, Python reticulatus, etc.
I - How to get to Son Tra peninsula Danang?
Motorbike: Travel by motorbike may take 30-40 minutes. You can rent a motorbike in these rental shops:
Gia Huy motorbike for rent
- Address: 6 Tran Cao Van street, Thanh Khe district, Danang city
- Phone: 090 352 95 86
- Price: 100,000 - 180,000 VND/motorbike/day (~ 4.3 $ - 7.8 $)
Gia Khanh Motorbikes Rental Shop
- Address: Alley 112/82 Tran Cao Van street, Thanh Khe district, Danang city
- Phone: 090 561 65 52
- Price: 110,000 - 160,000 VND/motorbike/day (~ $ 4.7 - $ 6.9).
Taxi: Traveling by taxi may take 30 minutes or more, but it is boring in some ways. You can book a taxi via grab app or from these companies:
Mai Linh Taxi:
- Phone: 0236 3 56 56 56
- Price: 240,000 VND (~ 10.3 $)
VinaSun Green Taxi
- Phone: 0236 3 68 68 68
- Price: 240,000 VND - 250,000 VND (~ 10.3 $ - 10.8 $)
II - Guide to explore the peninsula
1 - Tourist spots on Son Tra mountain
Location: Tho Quang, Son Tra District, Da Nang city
Chessboard Peak, located at an altitude of 700m above sea level is associated with the legend of the fairy chessboard with the unbeatable move of the fairies. The way to Chessboard Peak is quite difficult and dangerous, but after passing the height of nearly 700m, there is immense space, with the whole scenery of Da Nang city, Con Hen port, and clear blue sea below.
A thousand-year-old banyan-tree
The old Banyan tree is living for thousands of years, thrives with a trunk circumference of 10 meters wide with more than 20 secondary roots around the tree, creating huge giant foliage. When you come here, you can relax, and take nice pictures to save a wonderful moment with the banyan tree.
Son Tra peninsula Linh Ung pagoda
Location: Bai But (But beach)
This is the largest, newest and most beautiful pagoda in Da Nang with the highlight of the 67m highest statue of Avalokiteśvara Bodhisattva Buddha in Vietnam. The white statue leaning back on the mountain, facing the sea, prays for quiet waves, national peace.
Tien Sa lighthouse is a favorite spot for young people because of its charming angles. It is one of the oldest lighthouses in Vietnam built in the 1950s of the 20th century, standing there, visitors can see the vast sea and sky, and brilliantly colorful city at night.
2 - Activities on Son Tra beaches
But beach is located right in the strait and is one of the most peaceful beaches on the peninsula. Possessing clear blue water and immense stretch of white sand, But beach is the ideal place for visitors to admire, swim and relax. Plus, there are interesting sea services such as diving, watching coral, skydiving or windsurfing ...
The North beach (Bai Bac)
On the peninsula, there are 4 beaches that you should visit: South beach (bai Nam), But beach, The North beach (Bai Bac), Tien Sa beach. These beaches are located in Tho Quang Ward of the peninsula.
Bai Nam is the most beautiful beach of the peninsula, located in the southern and only about 3km from Linh Ung Pagoda. There is a 4-star resort here with high-class services. Bai Nam also has a beautiful coral reef area, so you can swim or dive.
Bai Bac Son Tra peninsula Danang Vietnam is far from about 8km northeast of Linh Ung Pagoda with wonderful natural scenery and Asia-class resort – Inter-continental Danang Sun Peninsula. Coming to North Beach every October - November, you will enjoy seaweed specialties processed into many unforgettable delicious dishes. The interesting activities which visitors can participate in are swimming, playing on one of the best Danang beaches or taking pictures with the clear blue sea.
Tien Sa port and Tien Sa beach
Location: No. 1 Yet Kieu, Tho Quang ward
Tien Sa port is a beautiful and important port for supporting transport and an ecotourism area that is attractive to domestic and international visitors. It is located in Da Nang Bay and 10km from the city center, next to Tien Sa port. This is also a wild, peaceful and attractive tourist destination. You will be immersed in the blue sea, white sand and accompanying services such as kite flying, fishing, swimming, snorkeling, outdoor karaoke, rollerblading ...
III - Son Tra peninsula hotels & resort
The peninsula is home to lots of Danang' resorts with high-quality services such as InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Son Tra Resort & Spa and Tien Sa Retreat Da Nang
1 - InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort
Location: North Beach
Price: 7,925,000 - 8,800,000 VND / room / night (341.6 $ - 379.3 $)
Phone: 0236 393 8888
2 - Son Tra Resort & Spa
Location: Hoang Sa, Tho Quang ward
Price: 2,400,000 VND - 3,400,000 VND / room / night (~ 103.4 $ - 146.6 $)
Phone: 0345 924 925
3 - Tien Sa Retreat Da Nang
Location: 01 Yet Kieu, Tho Quang ward
Price: 1,190,000 VND - 3,100,000 VND / room / night (~ 51.3 $ - 133.6 $)
Phone: 097 610 22 11
With the advantages of nature, cool climate and many attractive tourist destinations, Son Tra peninsula Danang is increasingly becoming an attractive destination for tourists around the world. Go there at least once in your life to feel the beauty of this land!