THINGS TO DO & SEE IN SON TRA PENINSULA 2021

Son Tra peninsula which is known as the "precious jewel" of Danang city is favored by nature with winding passes, one side is the immense blue sea, the other is a green forest. This place owns a pristine, charming beauty that touches the visitors’ hearts.

Table Contents
  • I - How to get to Son Tra peninsula Danang?
  • II - Guide to explore the peninsula 
  • 1 - Tourist spots on Son Tra mountain
  • 2 - Activities on Son Tra beaches
  • III - Son Tra peninsula hotels & resort
  • 1 - InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort
  • 2 - Son Tra Resort & Spa
  • 3 - Tien Sa Retreat Da Nang
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son tra peninsula
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Son Tra peninsula Danang is far from about 10km northeast of Danang city center and is in a bow shape for a beautiful bay that plays an important role with a rich diversity of flora and fauna. The peninsula has an area of ​​more than 4000 hectares with 985 plant species, with 22 species of rare plants such as chestnut, hawthorn, mahogany, syzygium cumini...; nearly 300 animals with 15 rare and precious species such as Pygathrix nemaeus, long-tailed hawthorn, Python reticulatus, wild cat, mink ...; 106 species of birds, 23 species of reptiles and more than 100 species of other invertebrates. 
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.

how to get son tra peninsula
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I - How to get to Son Tra peninsula Danang?

Far from 10km from Da Nang city, moving from the center of Da Nang to the peninsula does not take much time and is extremely convenient with options such as motorbikes or taxis.
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

chessboard peak in son tra peninsula
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Ban Co Peak (Chessboard Peak)
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 light house son tra peninsula
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Tien Sa Lighthouse
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

Da Nang is considered as a hub of Vietnam' beaches, visiting to Son Tra tourists can immerse in the peaceful beauty of many pristine beaches surrounding the island. 
But beach
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.

south beach in son tra peninsula
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South beach (bai Nam)
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

intercontinental son tra peninsula resort
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1 - InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort

InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort located in North Beach is a 100% smoke-free resort. It is honored as the best resort in Asia with the design associated with Vietnamese culture and heritage.
Location: North Beach
Price: 7,925,000 - 8,800,000 VND / room / night (341.6 $ - 379.3 $)
Phone: 0236 393 8888
Email: ICDanang@ihg.com

2 - Son Tra Resort & Spa

With a separate beach, and French architecture the resort brings a luxurious and classy space. Moreover, it also has other facilities such as airport shuttle, spa, massage services and a restaurant with Vietnamese and international dishes.
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
Email: info@sontraresort.com.vn

3 - Tien Sa Retreat Da Nang

This is an ideal destination for tourists in all kinds of comfortable and luxurious rooms with a high-class seafood restaurant. Tien Sa Retreat Da Nang also provides entertainment services such as parachute, tram, train, water motorbike, snorkeling, fishing ... for tourists to explore and have fun.
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
Email: info@tiensadanangbeachresort.com

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!
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