Son Tra Peninsula

Attraction Tho Quang Ward, Da Nang, Viet Nam Published on: 26-05-2018

2 hours
06:00 AM - 09:30 PM
08:00 AM
07:00 PM
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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Son Tra mountain (known as Monkey mountain) is on SonTra peninsula, with the perfect combination within ocean, tracks, and nature. Great for your private day.

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Why Son Tra Peninsula is special ?

Located 10 km from the City center to the Northeast, Son Tra Peninsula is considered the old eco-jungle within a young City. It is the nature reserve in rich diversity, protected under the nationally prohibited forest regime with many rare wild animals, especially Pygathrix (red-shanked douc) is on the IUCN Red List of endangered species.

What to explore at Son Tra Peninsula?

Son Tra Peninsula is 10km from the center of Danang City to the North-east and is 693m high above sea level. Son Tra Mountain can be seen from every places of the City.

Son Tra looks like a mushroom of which cap is Son Tra Mountain and stalk is a beautiful sandy beach that affords an ideal area for bathing, playing sports, fishing and swimming.

With its sea-oriented appearance, Son Tra acts as a giant screen protecting Danang from storms and cyclones coming from the sea. Son Tra is put under the national protected forest regulation since it is a natural preservation area. The Peninsula is famous for its plentiful plants and fauna as well as the attractive scenery. It is said that fairies used to come here for singing, dancing and playing chess so Son Tra is also called Tien Sa (Fairies’ landing place). On this mountain, there still remain more than 30km² of natural forests, nearly 300 types of plants and several hundred kinds of fauna, including rare animal. From the top of the mountain, you can see the overall view of DanangCity, Marble Mountains, Ba Na – Mount Chua, so interesting!

Suoi Da (Stone Stream) lies by the side of the foot of the mountain, fine sandy surfaces run round the peninsula, several breaks of waves are running steadily up and down and washing up on the stones heaped up around the seaside. All are attractive spots for tourists. It is majestic and it is so romantic, it is so wide and it is really beautiful. In one-day stay at Son Tra, visitors can enjoy living in the resplendent flow of dawn and the quietness of twilight on this fascinating landscape. And that is a time for them to realize the value of each and every moment and the true calling of the hearts. You can also swim in the cool sea and enjoy the fine view of the sandy banks run round the peninsula. The quiet Bai But offers you relaxing times sitting in small nice houses,enjoy hearing the sound of waves and looking swallows fly to the mount cliffs. The colorful coral reefs at the foot of the mountain are an ideal condition for the development of diving tourism.

You can also experience: Linh Ung Pagoda, 1000-year-old banyan tree, Dong Dinh Museum

Son Tra is a special gift of the god to Danang. It can be seen from every places of the City. And from the top of the mountain, the vista is so enjoyable and peaceful…

How to get to Son Tra Peninsula?

Son Tra is a perfect Get-a-way from Danang City exploring the narrow jungle roads by motorbike or hike through the Jungle in search for some exclusive wildlife.

Selling points

  • Must do on a motorbike
  • Nice view from the mountain to the beach
  • Gorgeous and filled with adrenalin
  • Breathtaking view
  • Quiet beauty away from the city
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Tips for you

  • Make sure you have a 125cc or more to go up the mountain as some of the roads were steep and the motorbikes really struggled.
  • Rent a motorcycle for ease of movement and photography.
  • Joining a trekking tour through the forest in Son Tra Peninsula is a highly recommended experience.
    Things to do
  • You should bring suntan, sun glass, hat and insect repellent.
    What to bring
  • Need to bring your camera to caught the spectacular sightseeing of the nice place.
  • Tham gia tour trekking xuyên rừng tại Bán đảo Sơn Trà là một trải nghiệm nên thử
  • In the evening around 18:00, you can see the entire City lighting up and take some scenic photos while standing at the view corner of Linh Ung Pagoda and Radar station.
  • Thuê một chiếc xe máy để dễ dàng cho việc di chuyển và chụp ảnh.
  • You should bring umbrella or raincoat, weather is unpredictable.
  • Go after lunch which will give you time to explore, and you should be able to watch the sunset over by the golf balls.
  • Buổi tối khoảng 6h có thể thấy toàn cảnh thành phố lên đèn và có nhiều tấm ảnh đẹp khi đứng chụp tại góc chùa Linh Ứng và Trạm Rada.
  • The roads are so steep (no signs but about 20 degree slopes to my mind) that it really was a rollercoaster and quite scary, too! You won't enjoy it if you're not a confident driver
  • The ride was awesomely scenic and there are no words to describe the experience.


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We decided to be lazy and took motorbikes up this mountain to the view point. Make sure you have a 125cc or more to go up the mountain as some of the roads were steep and the motorbikes really struggled. Also make sure you have good tread on the tyres as some of the road is slightly rural. Other than that, it is great fun riding up the mountain and when you finally reach the peak the view is outstanding. You can see 360 degrees around and can also see the military installments that are no longer in use.

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