son tra peninsula, Son Tra Peninsula Danang, Son Tra
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It is obvious that Son Tra Peninsula is a great viewpoint to admire the beauty of Danang City and the immense deep blue sea. Covering 60% (30km2) of the peninsula is the primeval jungle which is the home to various kinds of flora and fauna. Son Tra nature reserve has about 985 plant species, with 22 rare species such as chestnut, hawthorn, mahogany, syzygium cumini...; nearly 300 animals with 15 rare species such as Pygathrix nemaeus, long-tailed hawthorn, Python reticulatus, wild cat, mink...; 106 species of birds, 23 species of reptiles and more than 100 species of other invertebrates. 

I - How to get to Son Tra Peninsula Danang?

how to get son tra peninsula
A great look at Linh Ung pagoda - Source: E.vnexpress

You can take a taxi or ride a motorbike to get from the center of Danang City to the peninsula, which is about 10km northeast of the city center

1 - Riding a motorbike

Traveling time is about 30 - 40 minutes. Some motorbike rental shops in Danang City

Gia Huy rental shop

- Address: No.6 Tran Cao Van Street, Thanh Khe District

- Phone number: 090 352 95 86

- Rental price: 100,000 - 180,000 VND/day ($4.3 - 7.8)

Gia Khanh rental shop

- Address: Alley 112/82 Tran Cao Van Street, Thanh Khe District

- Phone number: 090 561 65 52

- Rental price: 110,000 - 160,000 VND/day ($4.7 - 7)

2 - Traveling by taxi to Son Tra Peninsula Danang

Traveling time is about 30 minutes. Some taxi brands in Danang City you can refer to: 

Mai Linh Taxi

- Phone number: 0236 3 56 56 56

- Cost: 240,000 VND/4-seater car ($10.3)

VinaSun Green Taxi

- Phone number: 0236 3 68 68 68

- Cost: 240,000 - 250,000 VND/4-seater car ($10.3 - 10.8)

II - What things are waiting to be discovered in a Son Tra Peninsula tour? 

Being here, you shouldn't skip interesting destinations such as Ban Co Peak, Linh Ung Pagoda, Dong Dinh Museum, Man Thai Fishing Village, a range of stunning beaches like Bai But Beach, Bai Bac Beach, Bai Nam Beach and amazing deep diving under the sea,...

1 - Ban Co Peak on Son Tra Mountain 

chessboard peak in son tra peninsula
Ban Co Peak - Source: Place

Located at an altitude of 700m above sea level, Ban Co Peak or Chessboard Peak is associated with the legend of the fairy chessboard with the unbeatable games of the fairies. The way to Chessboard Peak is quite difficult and a bit dangerous, in return, the scenery and view from the peak is really worthwhile. You can capture the whole scenery of Danang City, Con Hen Port, and the endless blue sea. 

2 - Son Tra Peninsula Linh Ung pagoda

This is a large and beautiful pagoda in Danang City with the highlight of the 67m highest statue of Avalokiteśvara Bodhisattva Buddha in Vietnam. The white statue leaning back on the mountain, facing the vast sea, was built with the meaning of praying for peace.

3 - A thousand-year-old banyan-tree

has been living for thousands of years, The old Banyan tree has  a trunk circumference of 10 meters wide with more than 20 secondary roots around the tree, creating huge giant foliage. 

4 - Dong Dinh Museum in Son Tra Peninsula Vietnam

Located on the left side of the road to Linh Ung Pagoda, this museum covers an area of ​​10,000m2. Coming here, the first thing that catches your eye will be a green space, close to nature and extremely peaceful. Dong Dinh Museum has many prominent areas, including the memory room, which recreates the life of the ancient Cham people, the ethnographic gallery displaying artifacts of the ethnic minorities in the Central - Central Highlands, art exhibition,…

- Opening hours: 7am - 6pm

- Ticket price: 20,000 VND / person ($0.88)

5 - Tien Sa Lighthouse

tien sa light house son tra peninsula
The Tien Sa Light House - Source: Internet

Tien Sa Lighthouse in  Son Tra Peninsula Danang is one of the oldest lighthouses in Vietnam built in the 1950s of the 20th century. This is a nice check-in & photo-taking place as well as an ideal place to watch the romantic sunset in Danang. 

6 - Man Thai Fishing Village

Located at the foot of Son Tra Mountain or Monkey Mountain Vietnam, this is said to be one of the most beautiful fishing villages in the South Central region of Vietnam. People in Man Thai Village Son Tra Peninsula live in harmony with nature, for them the sea is the village and vice versa - their lives are associated with the basket boats, several nets and the sound of the waves. Coming here, you will be charmed by the beauty of daily life, the burning sun of the sea, the taste of salt mixed with the fishy taste of seafood.

In the early morning in the dawn light, this is the busiest time with the calls of boatmen and people buying and selling, as if waking up the sleepy Son Tra Peninsula Vietnam. Far out into the sea, hundreds of fishermen rowed their basket boats out, while closer, near the water's edge were fishermen starting to pull their heavy nets. On the sandy beach, there are women wearing conical hats or cloth hats, holding baskets in hand, standing to welcome the basket boats full of fish ashore.

7 - Top 4 Son Tra Beaches

On the peninsula, there are 4 beaches that you should visit: South Beach (Bai Nam), But Beach, North Beach (Bai Bac), and Tien Sa Beach. These beaches are both located in Tho Quang Ward of the peninsula.

But Beach

But Beach is one of the most peaceful beaches in Danang. Possessing clear blue water and an immense stretch of white sand, But Beach is the ideal place for visitors to admire, swim and play sea sports. There are also various other interesting things to do such as diving to watch the colorful coral reefs, skydiving or windsurfing....

Bai Bac Son Tra Peninsula Danang Vietnam 

The north beach, about 8km northeast of Linh Ung Pagoda, stands out with wonderful natural scenery & an outstanding Asian high-class resort - InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula. The interesting activities which visitors can participate in are swimming, playing on the beach or taking pictures with the clear blue sea.

South Beach (Bai Nam)


south beach in son tra peninsula
Nam beach - Source: Phuotvivu

Located in the south and only about 3km from Linh Ung Pagoda, Bai Nam is the most beautiful beach on the peninsula, a great place to dive and see the coral reef. 

Tien Sa Beach

This Son Tra Peninsula Beach is located next to Tien Sa Port - an ecotourism area, a beautiful and important port for supporting transport and that is attractive. It is located in Da Nang Bay and 10km from the city center, next to Tien Sa Port. This is also a wild, peaceful and attractive tourist destination. You will be immersed in the blue sea, white sand and accompanying services such as kite flying, fishing, swimming, snorkeling, outdoor karaoke, rollerblading…

8 - Son Tra Peninsula snorkeling

In recent years, scuba diving to see corals has become one of the most favorite activities of tourists when traveling to Son Tra Nature Reserve, often designed into a tour. It includes other activities such as canoeing to diving sites, participating in exciting water games, and eating seafood by the sea. Experiencing scuba diving, you will have the opportunity to see the strange and beautiful coral reefs, as well as watch and chase colorful fishes. There will be a guide staff accompanying you, so you don't need to worry if you don't know how to swim, but remember to follow the rules, not destroy the coral nor leave the group to dive alone. For Son Tra Peninsula snorkeling tours, you can contact: 

Tour Danangxanh

- Price range: 500,000 - 650,000 VND / person ($22 - 28.6)

- Contact: 0974 818 106 - 0988 159 152

- Website:

Tour DanaTravel

- Price range: 600,000 VND / person ($26.4)

- Contact: 0966 767 588

- Website:

Tour Son Tra Travel

- Price range: 600,000 VND / person ($26.4)

- Contact: 0906 444 525

- Website:

III - Son Tra Peninsula hotels & resort

1 - InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort

intercontinental son tra peninsula resort
InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort - Source: Baovanhoa

InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort located in North Beach is a 100% smoke-free resort and one of the best resorts in Danang. It is honored as the best resort in Asia with the design associated with Vietnamese culture and heritage.

- Location: North Beach

- Price: 7,925,000 - 8,800,000 VND / room / night ($341.6 - 379.3)

- Phone: 0236 393 8888

- Email:

2 - Son Tra Resort & Spa

With a separate beach, and French architecture the resort brings a luxurious and classy space. Moreover, it also has other facilities such as airport shuttle, spa, massage services and a restaurant with Vietnamese and international dishes ...

- Location: Hoang Sa Street, Tho Quang Ward

- Price: 2,400,000 VND - 3,400,000 VND / room / night ($103.4 - 146.6)

- Phone: 0345 924 925

- Email:

3 - Tien Sa Retreat Da Nang in Son Tra Penisula

This is an ideal destination for tourists in all kinds of comfortable and luxurious rooms with a high-class seafood restaurant. Tien Sa Retreat Da Nang also provides entertainment services such as parachute, tram, train, water motorbike, snorkeling, fishing,... for tourists to explore and have fun.

- Location: No.1 Yet Kieu Street, Tho Quang Ward

- Price: 1,190,000 VND - 3,100,000 VND / room / night ($51.3 - 133.6)

- Phone: 097 610 22 11

- Email:

IV - Son Tra Peninsula map


With the advantages of nature, cool climate and many attractive tourist destinations, Son Tra Peninsula Danang is increasingly becoming an attractive destination for tourists around the world. Go there at least once in your life to feel the beauty of this land!
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