5 interesting things you should do in Son Tra Peninsula

Son Tra is a special gift of the God to Danang city where is one of the most promising destinations when coming to Danang city. Many things you can explore in Son Tra peninsula  which make you surprise. These are top 6 thing you should do. Don't miss it.

Son Tra peninsula – a fragile gem in beautiful Da Nang just 5km from Sea Wonder Hotel, Son Tra is a beautiful peninsula with long, white sandy beaches, picturesque landscapes and primeval forests – a must-see for any tourist in Vietnam.  Try below activities, You will have the opportunity to immerse into the spectacular natural with many surprises and enjoyment.

1) Marvel at the decorative Linh Ung Pagoda

Son Tra Quan Am (Son Tra Goddess of Mercy) is the in-official symbol of Danang city, similar to the Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Unveiled from July 2010 at Linh Ung – Bai But Pagoda, Quan Am statue and Linh Ung pagoda is is now known as one of the most significant pilgrimage destinations for Buddhists in Vietnam, taking 6 years to build.

Linh Ung Pagoda Da nang

The Quan Am statue is 69.7 metres in height and positioned on a lotus shaped platform which is 35 metres in diameter. There are 17 stories built inside the statue. Each storey has 21 Buddha idols.

The Son Tra Quan Am holds the city peace and spiritual life.

2) Discover Dong Dinh Museum

10 kms from downtown, on mountain-side of major road up to the peak. Dong Dinh named by the native plant, Caryota mitis lour, Burmese fishtail palm. This is the first private museum in Danang, found by Mr. Doan Huy Giao.

Discover Dong Dinh Museum

Artefact are dated back to 100-2,500 years ago. Belonging to ancient cultures like Dai Viet, Sa Huynh, and Cham Pa, they were collected from central and highlands hill – tribes.

There is selective collections of oil painting and sculptures at the sizeable gallery.

3) Trekking in Son Tra Giant Banyan Tree

An amazing and unique giant banian tree with dozens of roots spanning down to ground, Hon Nghe point,  North –east of the peninsula.No ones know exactly how old the tree is. For logals, the tree may reach up to 1,000  year – old. 20m hight. 9 root- clusters. Largest roots reach up to 1m in diameter.

Trekking in Son Tra Giant Banyan Tree

17 kms from the city centre, winding & hilly roads, the tree is a favourite place for tree lovers and alike ones, esp during the hot summer days.On clear days, there is a good view forwarding Danang, Son Tra main path and Cham Island.

For reasons, I prefer to name the Son Tra giant tree as living folks heritage and spirit.

4) Explore the forest path for monkeys

The peninsula was named  Monkey Mountain by US troops, as there were many monkeys at the early time in the mountain, during the US war in Danang. Very few green trails  offer an opportunities for monkeys watching. Beware of following the right guide for eco tour while enjoy the monkeys and nature.

At present, Son Tra Nature Reserve on Son Tra Peninsula abounds with an eco-system of coastal tropical forests protected under the national regulations for forbidden forests. About 60% of the forest land on the peninsula are primeval jungles, including endemic species of peninsula forests in Indochina, such as Parashorea stellata – Kury, Parashorea stellata – Kurz, Combretum quadrangulare Kurz, … and many fruit trees such as strawberry, persimmon, myrtus …

Explore the forest path for monkeys

Another unique feature of the Son Tra Nature Reserve is the existence of about 12 herds of brown-legged (or five-coloured) langurs, scientifically known as pygathrix nemaeus. This is an extremely rare species with only 200 individuals living in Vietnam and in Son Tra forests. In addition, there are other rare species such as the yellow monkey, red-faced monkey, muntjac, wild boar and musk-deer; 106 species of birds including the silver pheasant (scientific name as polyplectron germaini), 23 species of reptiles and countless species of insects.

5) Swimming and diving in Son Tra

Indulge yourself into the local pristine beaches and diving. Furama and Temple Danang are now offer diving with strict PAD instructions & conditions.

diving in Son Tra da nang

In Son Tra peninsula, the area stretching from Hon Chao to south of Hai Van around the Son Tra peninsula is home to 191 coral species as well as three species of sea-grass, 72 species of seaweed, 53 species of mollusks, 23 kinds of echinodermata (starfish, urchins, etc) and 221 plankton species.

Do you feel excited after reading above information. We think you will have a good trip in Da Nang. So what are you waiting for, let's start planning your holiday right now. Dranahotel  hope you have a fun and safe trip!

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