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Son Tra Peninsula

Sơn Trà Peninsula is about 10km North East of Da Nang city centre and 693m high above sea level. The peninsular is about 60 square kilometer large.

Sơn Trà is connected with Da Nang via the longest suspension cable bridge in Viet Nam, the Thuan Phuoc Bridge, which was just opened for public use on July 19, 2009. The new bridge brings the peninsular closer to Da Nang and certainly will help to develop the peninsular Son Tra to become an attractive touristic destination. The best time for you to visit Son Tra is in summer when you can have a good time at some charming beaches such as Bai But, Bai Rang or go picnic in the natural preservation area with plenty of plants as well as attractive streams.

Bai But is famous for its alluring sceneries where there is a conforming arrangement of the mountains, the beach and the sea. You can both contemplate continual waves reaching the shore and enjoy the delicious seafood in some restaurants nearby. Next to Bai But is Bai Rang, a white beach with many species of coral. One can travel by boat to see the coral reefs or stay in the house-on-stilts gazing at the sea.

There’re many myths about this peninsula. Long time ago, a legend claimed that fairies have been often observed landing on the top of Son Tra Mount to play chess. That is thought to be the reason why there’s a big flat stone like a chess board there and that place is called Ban Co Peek (Chess Board Peek). From here you can take a look at the whole Da Nang city and the bow-shaped seashore forming Da Nang Bay. If you have a chance to climb here at dawn or sunset, the scenery is fantastic. The clouds are all pink and appear so close to you. The sun is hidden but the light reflects on the sea surface and makes the water glistening. Another story is that the young fairy nymphs were so attracted by one of the most elegant beaches that they secretly landed there to play and bathe. To remind everybody the myth, people called this beach Tien Sa (Fairies’ Landing). Nowadays, tourists can stay at a resort named Tien Sa located on where the myth took place. This resort is regarded as an ideal place for relaxing, sightseeing, meeting etc…

Sơn Trà, where the word “nature” is concretely defined, is one of the most promising destinations when coming to Da Nang city.

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The fairies playground

Asif Mahmood Alam 2010-05-14

Excellent post.Specially the myth about the chess playing of the fairies is fabulous.The place is really beautiful and the natural beauty is overwhelming.Really,very nice indeed


nice place

bayu 2010-05-14

very good article. I will add to the knowledge of beauty vietnam. a very comfortable place to tour and relax while enjoying the beautiful atmosphere. hopefully will be more articles like this


Son Tra

Edith Baum 2010-05-04

Good article! This place looks very nice, I think it is still hidden. Last August when we were in Vietnam, none of the guide books mention this spot. Too bad!


a true gift of nature

J. Pierce 2010-04-29

A 10km drive from downtown Danang, the Son Tra peninsula is truly a must-see. The entire peninsula has magnificent beaches, charming rapids and thick primeval forests apart from being surrounded by the Da stream, Bai But, Bai Bac, Bai Nom and 20 other streams where clear, clean water flows. Rich in animal life, interesting coral sites, and a variety of flora, no wonder the government has recognized its potential and classified it as a National Park. Acting as natural barrier protecting Danang from storms originating from the sea, it is indeed a true gift of nature.


very beautifullll ^_^ b

syetanmaniz 2010-04-28

woaaa beautiful views, if I went to Vietnam, I would spend myself visiting this place -)


Beautiful Place

mohsin ali 2010-04-28

This place Sơn Trà Peninsula is like a piece of heaven in our world. Its Nice to discover new places like this. i would love to travel to this place.


Nice place...

NadyBoy 2010-04-28

You made me kind of courious about this Sơn Trà Peninsula. I may visit that place in my near future. Nice to find out about new places like this. They are not so well published on internet. Great article.


A Beautiful Place to Watch

kashif 2010-04-28

It is no doubt that there are many beautiful places in Vietnam and Son Tra Penisular, Da Nang is one of them where tourists want to come again and again due to beautiful beach and the great hospitality of Vietnamese.



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