In order to reach Son Tra, you will need to focus on how to arrive in Da Nang city. The connection to this destination is very good especially if you are traveling from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City but also from some important international airports like Seoul, Kuala Lumpur or Tokyo. If already in Vietnam, there is the train or bus possibility available from Hue. From Da Nang, the scenic suspension bridge Han will take you to Son Tra, which lies only 10 kilometers away.
Son Tra Peninsula
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Homeland to the descendent of the dragons, Vietnam is a destinations where legends and fabulous creatures play a significant part in the culture as they are associated to the formation of the country's natural beauty. Believed to have been visited by nymphs for its alluring beaches or by fairies using Ban Co Peek as a chess board, Son Tra Peninsula is famous for its attractive scenery which charmed even these delicate mythological spirits.
Stunning, Unforgettable Blends
Shaped like a mushroom with the Son Tra Mountain as its cap, this Vietnamese getaway covers a total area of 4,000 hectares, Da Nang City lying about 10 kilometers on its North East. The connection to mainland through Han Bridge has its special charm since this suspension cable bridge is the longest one in the country. With plentiful species of plants and animals, combining on its territory mountains, sea and pristine forests, Son Tra has been declared a natural preservation area.
Indochina's Eyes of Gold
Rising almost 700 meters above sea level, the mountain giving the peninsula its name acts like a giant screen protecting the blessed land from storms and cyclones. Ban Co Peek translated as ''Chess Board Peek'' individualizes itself through a big, flat stone similar to a chess board. Whether you believe in the chess playing fairy legends or not, climbing the prestigious mount will offer you an overall view of Da Nang City and the scenic Marble Mountains. Bearing nicknames like the ''Fairies' Landing place'', ''Monkey Island'' or ''Indochina's Eyes of Gold'', Son Tra Peninsula can be seen as a place of diversity. Whereas the first name underlines its mystic, the second one stands for biodiversity and the third for a historical episode when this place of heaven was part of the American War.
In need of exotic exploration? With more than 300 species of plants spread in the 30 square kilometers of forests, rare animals, some inscribed in Vietnam's Red Book of endangered species, Son Tra can be considered a synonym to exotic. Passing the fine sand barriers Bai Nam or Bai But and entering the crystal clear waters, the aquatic life will enchant with more than 42 fragile species of coral. You will dive into a world where the chess playing fairies of Ban Co Peek have metamorphosed into the neon shades of the fairy fish or the butterflyfish swimming in schools.
According to Forbes magazine, Da Nang Beach has been the 6th most beautiful on the planet, no wonder the legends highlight this lure by nymph appearances! Swimming, sunbathing and playing beach sports can also be enjoyed on Bai Bac or Bai Rang.
Son Tra Peninsula is the destination where you get to play chess with the fairies, bathe with the nymphs and embrace the exotic beauty of Vietnam.