Son Tra Peninsula – Jewel of Da Nang
Son Tra Peninsula is considered the “jewel” of Da Nang tourism, with the roads winding around with diverse flora and fauna. The peninsula is located in Tho Quang ward, Son Tra district with an area of 4,439 hectares of land. It has a long, clear blue beach all year round. Let Join Vietnam Locals to discover the most prominent destinations of Son Tra Peninsula, Da Nang.
Traveling to Son Tra Peninsula – 09 impressive destinations you definitely must not ignore
1. Linh Ung pagoda
Linh Ung Pagoda in Son Tra Peninsula is the largest, newest and most beautiful temple in 3 Linh Ung pagodas of Danang. Located 10 km from the center of Da Nang city to the Northeast, at 693 m altitude, the pagoda is considered a privilege that nature has generously granted to Da Nang city. The important highlight of Linh Ung Pagoda is that the statue of Buddha Avalokiteshvara is considered the highest in Vietnam (67m). The statue stands with its back against the mountain facing the sea, one hand catches the tamarind seal, the other holds a nectar of water as a peaceful sprinkler for the fishermen who are reaching far away, bringing with them many prayers for a peaceful wave calm sea and national security.
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2. Ban Co peak
The road to the winding mountain peak is a journey that you can experience many beautiful and poetic landscapes of Son Tra Peninsula. Passing through the road from the peninsula’s foot to the top of the Chess Board, all fatigue is dispelled by the immense space like the fairyland scene. Standing on this high point of nearly 700 m, you can see the whole view of Da Nang. Far away is a bustling city with buildings and nine famous bridges across the Han River.
3. Banyan Tree
In 63-sub-area of Son Tra nature reserve, there are many multi-species trees forming a multi-population complex, in this population, there is a very beautiful banyan tree with many sub-roots hanging deep into the ground to create a rare beauty. Local people also called this tree as a giant tree or a multi-year tree. According to the report of the Son Tra Peninsula Management Board, this banyan tree has a body circumference of 10m, 26 secondary roots, each root is about 25m high. This banyan tree is considered a heritage tree of the city and is being visited by many tourists. Here by this place you can take a deep breath and relax and don’t forget to take pictures for yourself to mark your enjoyment, admire and exploring this spot
4. Indochine magical eye – Rada station
Indochine magical eye is another name of 29 radio stations on Son Tra Peninsula. Today, Son Tra peak is still used to set radar stations to serve many fields from civil aviation, air force and Vietnamese navy. Radio 29 has the function of ensuring the safety of a large airspace of the country from Dong Hoi (Quang Binh) to Buon Ma Thuot. Since this is a military area and is still used in territorial sovereignty protection, visitors cannot get closed to radar stations but there are still many places on the roads around the mountain you can stop and take interesting photos with three characteristic white spheres.
5. Tien Sa port
Along with Song Han port (Han River port), Tien Sa port has a key position in Da Nang port system, making an important contribution to the development of the tourism economy of the city and the central. Tien Sa port is a natural deep-water port, a long berth, capable of receiving quite large vessels and has great potential for development. The geographical position is quite favorable, which has helped Tien Sa Seaport not only develop strongly in shipping economy, but also contribute significantly to tourism. In addition to receiving international cruise ships to Da Nang, Tien Sa Seaport is also a great landscape for tourists to enjoy.
6. Tien Sa beach
Tien Sa eco-tourism beach is located at the end of Yet Kieu street, close to Tien Sa port, 10 km from the city center and is an attractive tourist destination. This place is associated with the legend of the Earth descending and has entered poetry and music. Tien Sa beach is independent to the north of Son Tra peninsula with the scenery still wild and quiet. Here you will be immersed with nature, with blue sea, white sand and golden sunshine. Tien Sa is an ideal destination, and it is absolutely safe for tourists to relax, picnic, organize events.
7. Black rock beach (Bãi đá đen)
Nestled on the north bank of Son Tra Peninsula, the Da Den beach is unbelievably wild even though it is located more than an hour by train from the center of Da Nang City. To reach this address, you can depart by waterway, from Han river, across Tien Sa port bridge, through Tien Sa – Son Tra tourist area. There are many big black stones, alternating or stacked, creating beautiful views this place. In particular, in the rocky area there are many beautiful spaces like artificial lakes. Shielded by large rocks, the water here is green all year round, gentle waves suitable for tourists to swim. In some suitable locations, the tourists could be guided to join the coral fishing and diving groups.
8. Mui Nghe (Mũi Nghê)
Mui Nghe or Hon Nghe is located in the southeast of Son Tra peninsula, it is the first place to welcome the dawn of Da Nang city. Now, with its unspoiled, mysterious beauty, Mui Nghe has been chosen by tour designers around Son Tra peninsula to deploy scuba diving services and is one of the attractive destinations within tour around Son Tra peninsula. In Mui Nghe, scuba diving services are exploited because of the potential, because there are more than 42 rare and precious coral species. Besides, based on the advantages of many of Mui Nghe’s shrimp and fish, some of the tourism companies have bring the fishing with the fishman include in this spot sightseeing.
9. Danang intercontinental hotel
Starting operation in June 2012, the InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort has now become a destination for many stars, politicians and important figures in the world. Designed by architect Bill Bensley – the top 5 famous architects in the world and enthusiastic from Sun Group investor, the difference of the resort is the deep philosophy of Vietnamese culture. in each architectural line. In 2015, the resort has continuously improved the quality of services to match the level. The resort has a harmonious design with the beautiful nature of Son Tra peninsula which will give visitors many unforgettable experiences.
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