1. Son Tra Peninsula

Vietnam’s Son Tra Peninsula (also known as Monkey Mountain) is a distinctive peninsula, located about 13 kilometers northeast of the Da Nang city center. This location is perfect for viewing the city from above.

Address: Tho Quang Ward, Son Tra District, Da Nang, Viet Nam 

Visiting Da Nang, visitors should not miss the Son Tra stunning peninsula with miles of white sand beaches, attractive scenery, and ancient woods. Running from Hon Chao to the area south of Hai Van Pass is the home of diverse marine ecosystems such as seagrass, seaweed, mollusks, etc.

2. How to get to Son Tra Peninsula?

One of the following modes of transportation is available for getting to Son Tra Peninsula:

  1. Booking a tour: Going on a tour is the ideal choice for first-timers. You do not need to plan where to go, what to do, where to visit, or what to eat.
  2. Cars: Renting a self-driving car at Son Tra Da Nang is an activity that is loved by locals and domestic/foreign tourists and is a priority choice if you need to travel long distances or have a large number of participants.

Price: from 800,000 to 1,200,000 VND/ car/ day (depending on the type)

Where you can rent cars:

  • Da Giang Company

Location: 7 Vu Van Dung Street, An Hai Tay Ward, Son Tra District, Da Nang City

Phone: 0905 611 211 – 0906 100 044

  • Gia Huy Rental Service

Location: 112/80 Tran Cao Van Street, Thanh Khe District, Da Nang City

Phone: 0903 529 586

  1. Motorbikes: Riding motorbikes will make you feel comfortable and convenient to explore any corner you want.

Motorbike rental price reference: 

  • 100,000 to 150,000 VND/ motorbike/ day (depending on the type)
  • 50,000 VND for gas
  • 5,000 to 10,000 VND for parking

Where you can rent motorbikes:

Motorbike – The number 1 prestigious motorbike rental shop in Da Nang

  • Location: 03 Thich Thien Chieu, Tho Quang, Son Tra, Da Nang
  • Phone: 0905.9090.43
  • Website: https://motorbike.vn/
  • Price: 100,000 to 150,000 VND/ motorbike/ day (depending on the type)

Duong Gia Hotel Danang – quality motorbike rental

  • Location: 06 – 08 Pham Thieu, An Hai Bac, Son Tra, Da Nang
  • Phone: 0983.728.286
  • Website: https://duonggiahotel.vn/
  • Price: from 100,000 VND/ motorbike/ day (depending on the type)

3. Things to see in Son Tra Peninsula?

3.1. Dong Dinh Museum

Dong Dinh Museum, the first privately owned museum to operate in Da Nang, is situated 10 kilometers from the city on the Da Nang side of the Son Tra mountain slope. Dong Dinh Museum is one of three private museums nationwide in Son Tra National Forbidden Forest, displaying ancient ceramic artifacts dating from 100 years to 2,500 years which belong to the Dai Viet culture, Sa Huynh culture, Champa culture, Chinese culture, and other cultures in the region.

  • Location: 472G+HC8, Hoang Sa, Tho Quang, Son Tra, Da Nang
  • Opening hours: 8:00 – 17:00 daily
  • Visiting time: from 13:00

3.2. Ling Ung Pagoda

Linh Ung Pagoda (Bai But) is the ideal location for a religious person or those who just looking for a peaceful, quiet spot. The pagoda blends modern architecture with the traditional design of Vietnamese temples. The Lady Buddha statue, the highest in Vietnam, is the Linh Ung pagoda’s most significant and noticeable feature with 67m height. As well as getting a chance to thoroughly immerse yourself in the culture, you will have the opportunity to learn more about Vietnamese beliefs and customs.

  • Location: Lumbini Garden, Hoang Sa, Tho Quang, Son Tra, Da Nang
  • Entrance fee: free
  • Opening hours: 24/24
  • Ticket price:

Adults: 20,000 VND (1$)

Children < 12 years old: free

3.3. Son Tra Nature Reserve

Son Tra Natural Reserve is the last remaining coastal rainforest in Vietnam. It is home to 287 kinds of creatures, including 29 species that are categorized as rare.

3.4. Thousands Year Giant Banyan Tree

In 1771, the banyan tree was formally identified. It has been considered regarded as Vietnam’s most magnificent tree ever since. The tree has an enormous shape and nine root clusters with a particularly large 22-meter height. You can relax, take in the fresh sea breeze, take in the view of the deep blue water, and immerse in the sound of the trees rustling in the area around the ancient banyan tree.

  • Location: Son Tra Peninsula, Tho Quang, Son Tra, Da Nang

3.5. Da Den (Black Rock)

Bai Da Den, also known as Black Stone, is a fantastic option if you’re looking for a place to escape everyday life’s bustle and find a place to put all your cares to rest. Because there are numerous, massive, black rocks stacked on top of one another across this area, it was given the name Black Stone. The lawn area and numerous small lakes, together with the black rocks, make for a vibrant sight.

  • Location: Son Tra Peninsula, Tho Quang, Son Tra, Da Nang

4. What to eat in Son Tra Peninsula?

4.1. Fresh Seafood

Seafood is a very well-liked food in the Son Tra Peninsula because it is a huge sea area. Throughout the island, numerous dining establishments serve a wide variety of fresh seafood meals made from shrimp, fish, squid, crab, and other shellfish. The seafood here is so affordable since it was recently caught, and always fresh.

4.2. Coconut Wine

Coconut Wine is a kind of alcohol you should not miss when visiting the Son Tra Peninsula. This wine is produced using conventional yeast and glutinous rice fermentation techniques. Coconut’s mild and sweet flavor in coconut wine will not make you drunk.

4.3. Wild Vegetables, Wild Meat

This location is well known for its dishes made with wild veggies, which are one of Da Nang’s delicacies that many visitors find difficult to pass up. Locals in Son Tra enjoy wild, delicious vegetables that are grown there. They can be prepared in a variety of ways, including steaming, dipping in a special dipping sauce, stir-frying, or dipping in a hot pot.

5. Best time to visit Son Tra Peninsula

Son Tra Peninsula is at its most beautiful between March and September, making those months the ideal time to visit. The weather is dry and wonderfully sunny, and the sea is quiet enough to appreciate without worrying about a storm.

6. What to prepare before visiting Son Tra Peninsula?

  • Sunscreen
  • Shoes
  • GPS on your phone
  • Map
  • Money

7. Conclusion

If you are planning a trip to Da Nang, Son Tra Peninsula is a great choice. Above are the things you should consider to be on your notes for a wonderful visit to Son Tra Peninsula, Vietnam. Please contact Metta Voyage to get more information and get ready to spend quality time on Son Tra Peninsula.

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