Son Tra Peninsula is a special gift that nature granted to Danang city. With many famous landscapes such as Linh Ung Pagoda, Ban Co peak, Tien Sa port, Obama rocky beach and many other attractive sites, Son Tra Peninsula promises to be a ideal destination. Visitors can have fabulous experience such as diving to see coral reefs, windsurfing, skydiving … or going to the mountain to see Voc Cha, 1000-year-old banyan tree. To make the trip become the most perfect and memorable, let’s VN Car explore Son Tra Pearl Island of Da Nang!
Son Tra Peninsula is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Da Nang. Located about 10km from the center of Da Nang city to the Northeast, in Tho Quang ward, Son Tra district, the peninsula is a pristine forest with a fresh climate and beautiful natural scenery. With three sides facing the sea and the other facing the urban area, it is the only place in Vietnam that has a forest ecosystem attached to the sea.
Son Tra peninsula has a total area of about 4,400 ha and 693m high above sea level.The peninsula is like a giant wall, covering and protecting Danang city.
2. Best Time to Visit Son Tra Peninsula
The best time to visit Son Tra peninsula is from March to September because at this time, the climate here is very cool, airy, the road is also easier to travel, convenient for sightseeing. Currently, Danang has Thuan Phuoc bridge, you can easily move to visit the Son Tra Peninsula.
3. The beauty of Son Tra Peninsula
Son Tra Peninsula is considered as the green lung of Danang city, is a source of oxygen for 4 million people and is also home to many plants and animals. It has a large biodiversity, including many different forest ecosystems, that are classified by temperature system. It is absolutely true to say that Son Tra peninsula is a treasure of Da Nang, a shining jewel that needs to be wrapped in a glass case.
Son Tra peninsula is famous for the beauty of nature with green forests, long sandy beaches, clear water beaches reflecting the sunlight and colorful coral reefs. All create a charming picture of nature, making people delighted.
Coming to Son Tra, you can experience all the fun and entertaining activities available here, visit the scenery, walk on the fine white sand, and admire the panoramic view of Da Nang in every different angle.
4. Interesting sights in Son Tra Peninsula
Ban Co Peak (Fairy Chess Peak)
Son Tra peak is called Ban Co peak, one of the destinations that everyone should not miss when coming to this peninsula. The road to the top of the mountain is twisted and winding, challenging, like a road to a fairy-tale place.
During your journey, you will sometimes be through beautiful dreamy beaches, listening to the sound of the waves whispering in the ears, sometimes through the old forests with gentle breeze and cool breeze, facing to the challenge of a dangerous 60 degree incline. When you reach the top, you will feel the greatness of the natural scenery, watching everything around you as if shrinking into your eyes, feeling like you can reach out to the clouds.
1000-year-old Banyan tree
Located in the relic population of Son Tra peninsula, the giant tree has appeared for a long time, and the scientist still do not confirm its true age. Banyan tree flourishes with a large trunk with a circumference of up to 10m, there are more than 20 other roots around, each root up to 25m symbolizing a strong will.
Linh Ung Pagoda
Linh Ung Pagoda is the largest temple in Da Nang with the combination with modern and traditional architecture. The temple was built on the middle of the mountain like a tortoise shell and leaned on the mountains, facing to the sea. Linh Ung Pagoda is considered as a noble faith of human, the only spiritual destination in Son Tra peninsula today.
But beach is the most peaceful and has the most entertainment activities with windsurfing, skydiving, scuba diving … Not only famous for its beauty, this place is also considered as the real Buddha in the world.
In addition to the places mentioned above, Son Tra peninsula is still new for you to visit, such as Golden Sand, Lighthouse, Rotori airport and Rada, Vong Canh house, Vooc Cha … they’re very attractive.