Son Tra Peninsula

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Son Tra Peninsula, Da Nang Overview

The Son Tra Peninsula lies to the northeastern side of Da Nang and is sprawled across an enormous area of sixty kilometres, bringing in tourists from all over the world. Perched at around seven hundred meters above sea level, this site is perfect for people to take in the breathtaking panoramic views of the quaint Da Nang, and spend a few hours soaking in historical sites and natural beauty.

The peninsula is covered with forests and beaches, and there are plenty of things to do here including sightseeing, nature walks, and adventurous activities.
The beaches at Son Tra such as My Khe and Nuon Noc are quite peaceful and serene. You can also go on a jungle trek in the hills and appreciate the flora and fauna including Red Shanked Doucs and eating rabbits. 

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Attractions at the Son Tra Peninsula

Linh Ung Pagoda

The majestic Linh Ung Pagoda is a holy sanctuary for millions of devotees who visit this place in large numbers to seek blessings from the supreme power, Buddha. The site, considered to be of utmost spiritual importance, is spread across an area of twelve hectares and is an ideal spot for witnessing mesmerizing sunsets and wonderful, panoramic views of the surrounding Da Nang. Right at the entrance of this marvelous pagoda, a sixty-seven meter, scintillating, white statue of Lady Buddha, or the Goddess of Mercy, seems to look upon the visitors and welcome one and all to the holy shrine.

Opening Hours

6:00 AM to 7:00 PM every day.

Son Tra Giant Banyan Tree

Adventurers, assemble! While exploring the offbeat Son Tra, head out for a trek to the fascinating, gigantic banyan tree. Even though its exact age is not known, the locals believe that the tree has been standing tall for over a thousand years, with numerous roots hanging from its branches all the way down to the ground, giving it a mystic aura. For nature lovers, this place is a slice of paradise.

Dong Dinh Museum

A private museum, the glorious Dong Dinh is a repository of artefacts from more than 2000 years ago, all of which are a vibrant combination of different cultures, some of which are the Sa Huynh, Dai Viet, and the Cham Kingdom, among others. A lush garden with narrow lanes link the various exhibits housed within the premises.

Opening Hours

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM every day.

Son Tra Mountain

As the legend goes, Son Tra Mountain is home to such a wonderful environment that Lord Buddha often visited this place in order to play chess, which is why this mountain is also referred to as the Ban Co Peak. To this day, a giant chess board made of stone remains on the top of the mountain. From here, one can take in the stunning views of the gushing Ngu Hanh Son River and its branches, which include the Han River and the Cu De River. Also known as the Monkey Mountain, this place is home to the rare Red Shanked Douc, and a visit to this mountain may lead one to be able to spot them in groups.

Man Thai Fishing Village

Situated at the base of the Son Tra Peninsula is the quaint hamlet of Man Thai. Being the village responsible for the prime supply of fish to the local restaurants of Da Nang, Man Thai buzzes with energy and life. The morning ritual of the local fishermen before they head out to sea is a sight to behold. A visit to this village gives you a deep insight into the traditional ways of fishing that have still been retained by the villagers.

How To Reach Son Tra Peninsula

Lying at a distance of approximately 21 kilometres from Da Nang, it takes around twenty minutes to get to Son Tra Peninsula by car via Duong Nguyen Tat Thanh. No public transport is available between these two destinations.

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