Son Tra Peninsula, Da Nang

Thứ tư , 27/11/2013, 20:45 GMT+7 /
Son Tra Peninsula is located about 10 km from the center of Da Nang city and is 693 m high above sea level with its primeval forest has been attracting more and more tourists with each passing year. Tourist can see Son Tra Mountain from everywhere of the city.

Son Tra have a shape of mushroom of which cap is Son Tra Mountain and stalk is a beautiful sandy beach. This place is an ideal area for bathing, playing sports, fishing and swimming. The peninsula also acts as a huge barrier that protects Da Nang from storms and cyclones coming from the sea. Covering an area of 4,000 hectares, Son Tra is the habitat of around 1,000 different plant species, 51 birds, 15 reptiles and 42 species of coral. Red cheek gibbons and species of turtle are listed in Vietnam’s Red Book of endangered species. Coming to Son Tra, Tourists can have a chance to watch monkeys. The peninsula was called Monkey Mountain with many kind of monkeys such as the yellow monkey, red- faced monkey at the time in the mountain. Another unique feature is that, there are about 12 herds of brown-legged langurs, scientifically known as pygathrix nemaeus. This is an extremely rare species with 200 individuals in Vietnam and in Son Tra forest. The protection of the fauna and flora systems of Son Tra will contribute to conserving the biodiversity and natural beauty of the city. It is an ideal place for sightseeing, tourism, convalescence and cultural activities.

Son Tra peninsula was surrounded by the sea and wooded areas with an extensive array of beaches such as Bai Bac, Bai Nam and Bai But where is heaven for seeking water activities such as swimming, bathing, scuba diving, fishing and visiting caged fish farms as well as sightseeing by boat. The “can-not-missed” place is the huge Mui Nghe stone, lying to the east of the peninsula. It is a most impressive sight with its rocky protuberances projecting into the open sea. Above the rock, it can be hypnotized by the sparkling blue sea water, far from this place, tourists can see a dazzling array of colorful marine creatures and coral reefs. Because of a height of about 700m, Son Tra peninsula has coastal tropical forests with the climate changes according to time of the day and seasons of the year. In the afternoon, clouds fill on the mountain slopes, making the peninsula like a water –colour painting. Forests and the sea are seen through a hazy mist. When the sun rises, the beautiful beaches around Son Tra are visible with golden sand and clear water. Son Tra peninsula attracts more and more tourists also thank to fine sandy surface run around, Suoi da( stone stream) situated by the side of the foot of the mountain and several breaks of waves are running steadily up and down. All are so majestic and romantic. Staying at Son Tra, tourists will admire this fascinating landscape.

At this time, tourists can explore the value of each and every moment and the true calling of the hearts. From the top of the highest mountain of the Son Tra- Ban Co Mountain, you will see the coast lines, the entire city of Da Nang, the Hai Van Pass and the marble mountains. The Han River looks like a silky ribbon running towards the sea. At night, the city becomes more fascinating because of the sparkling colorful lights. With long, white sandy beaches, picturesque landscapes and primeval forests, Son Tra peninsula is a special present of the nature to Da Nang. It is a must –see place for any tourists in Vietnam.  
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