In addition to stunning beaches, Da Nang attracts ecology and wildlife enthusiasts with the Son Tra peninsula.
This travel guide will give you useful information about Son Tra Peninsula and tips to make the most of your trip.
About Son Tra Peninsula
Son Tra peninsula is located around 10 kilometers from the heart of Da Nang. It covers 4,400 hectares, 13 kilometers long, with an average elevation of 350 meters.
The peninsula is famous for its untamed beauty and varied types of flora and wildlife.
Best time to visit
Son Tra peninsula has cool air all year round, but the best time to visit is from March to August.
Da Nang is in the dry season at this time of year, with little or no rain, making it ideal for outdoor activities and experiences. You can read my Da Nang guide for more information.
Things to do in Son Tra
Relax at the beaches
You may go to the beaches, which have a unique natural beauty and are surrounded by gorgeous mountains. Visitors can also participate in sports such as skydiving, windsurfing, and coral viewing.
See the wild animals
Son Tra features a complex forest ecology with 1,000 plants and hundreds of animal species. Amongst them, the red-shanked douc is regarded as a Son Tra treasure and a symbol of Da Nang City’s biodiversity.
Son Tra Peninsula is also a haven for migrating birds and bird enthusiasts.
Its bird system is extensive, ranging from established species like Kingfishers, Sunbird, Oriental skylark, and nightingales to migratory ones like Red-flanked Bluetail, Mountain wagtail, Japanese robin, or Oriental pied hornbill.
Visit Linh Ung Pagoda
Linh Ung pagoda is over 700 meters high, making it ideal for travelers looking for a spiritual spot to find peace of mind.
The pagoda area is gorgeous, with many plants and decorations. It also features the tallest Bodhisattva statue in Vietnam, at the height of 67 meters.
Climb Ban Co Peak
You can also climb up around 700 meters to see a fairy seated and playing chess!
Ban Co Peak (Chessboard Peak) is a gorgeous spot offering a sense of tranquility and peace. It’s also a perfect place to see the entire city scene in the distance.
Tien Sa Lighthouse
Son Tra Peninsula boasts a lighthouse that is almost 100 years old and is considered one of Vietnam’s oldest and most beautiful lighthouses. Today, in addition to directing boats, this landmark is a favorite site for photography.
You can visit the lighthouse and gaze out into the distance to see the vast sea and the peninsula’s spectacular mountain beauty.
Mui Nghe is located southeast of Son Tra Peninsula and is the ideal spot for witnessing Da Nang’s dawn.
It’s an excellent place for photography or relaxation in a calm and pleasant environment. A unique setting with a stunning natural stone cape charms its visitors.
How to get to Son Tra Peninsula
Son Tra Peninsula is in Tho Quang ward, Son Tra district, Da Nang, Vietnam. The peninsula is connected to main transportation routes, so it’s convenient for visitors to travel.
The distance between the airport and the peninsula is about 21km long, taking about 40 minutes to travel. From Da Nang airport:
- Take Duy Tan street and then Nguyen Huu Tho street.
- Continue straight along Nguyen Tri Phuong and Le Do streets.
- Turn right on Nguyen Tat Thanh street to the beautiful Thuan Phuoc bridge.
- After crossing the bridge, drive in the North direction North to Yet Kieu Street.
- Go straight, and you’ll reach Son Tra Peninsula.