Son Tra Peninsula – A Scenic Landscape in Danang, Vietnam

Rachel Tran
Rachel Tran | Published: February 13, 2020

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

1. Highlights of Son Tra Peninsula

With its sea-oriented appearance, Son Tra acts as a giant screen protecting Da Nang 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 Son Tra, 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 Danang City, Marble Mountains, Ba Na – Mount Chua, so interesting!

There is also Suoi Da (Stone Stream), which 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 so majestic, so romantic, so wide and really beautiful.

2. Things to Do in Son Tra Peninsula

In a 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 beach offers you relaxing times sitting in small nice houses to hear the sound of waves and look swallows fly to the mount cliffs. The colorful coral reefs at the foot of the mountain is an ideal condition for the development of diving tourism.

3. What to Eat in Son Tra Peninsula?

A day trip around the stunning Son Tra Peninsula will not be completed without a stop for tasty food. Near Son Tra, there are numerous great restaurants serving different kinds of dishes for tourists to enjoy. It can be listed as Madame Hanh Restaurant, Citron Restaurant, Barefoot Restaurant and Son Tra Retreat-Garden Lounge & Eatery. 

4. How to Get to Son Tra?

In order to reach Son Tra Peninsula, it is better if you depart at Yet Kieu Road. Go straight forward to Tien Sa Resort. Now, there are 3 routes available for you to choose: the Banyan Extension, the Inland Route and the Coastal Loop. Whichever way you go, you can still get to Son Tra Peninsula. 

It is ideal to explore Son Tra with a bicycle or motorbike. Then, you can feel a sense of independence and freedom to go anywhere you want to wind up your mind. Nevertheless, a taxi or a car is still possible.

5. Tips on Visiting Son Tra

  • The best time to visit Son Tra Peninsula is between March and September, when the nature and atmosphere are the most wonderful to enjoy
  • When exploring Son Tra, a taxi may cost much more expensive than a motorbike so if you want to save money, a motorcycle ride is highly recommended

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

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