The one-of-a-kind peninsula in Vietnam, located at Tho Quang Ward, Son Tra district, Da Nang city, about 10 km northeast of city center. Son Tra with three sides bordering the sea affords an ideal place for a beach holiday with many kinds of activity. Everywhere in Da Nang city, you can see the peninsula looks like a mushroom with the top is Son Tra mountain, the stalk is yellow sand.
It produces enough oxygen for 4 million people and houses around 400 rare langur individuals. Son Tra was known as a green lung of Da Nang city, but it is being damaged by urbanize issue with more than half of forest square is destroyed by resort and hotel building.
The peninsula covers an area of more than 4,400 ha, 13 km in length with a circumference of about 60 km and an average elevation of 350 m. Along with Hai Van Pass and Danang Bay, Son Tra Peninsula as a cover film, shielding Da Nang city.
Far away, Son Tra is a floating island with 3 parts. The sea currents flowing along the coast have brought alluvial ash from this land to the island, forming the peninsula.
In addition to the value of biodiversity, underground water, Son Tra also plays an important role in national defense. From Son Tra peninsula, you can watch the entire port area of the 3rd Marine – where the ships are anchored, the fishermen, the Coast Guard. On the top of Son Tra is the military and aviation radar system with the ability to cover the sky and the South China Sea.
In the war, Son Tra was dubbed “the eyes of Indochina.” French colonialists and American imperialists who landed in South Vietnam wanted to occupy this peak. “The US imperialists built radar on Son Tra Peninsula to cover the South China Sea,” said researcher Nguyen Dinh An.
At present, the western part of the peninsula is Tien Sa tourist port. This is the most important deep-water port in Central Vietnam, the last of the East-West Economic Corridor originating from Myanmar, through Northeast Thailand, South Laos, Quang Tri, Thua Thien Hue and ending in Da Nang.
The best time to visit Son Tra is from February to May when the weather is cool and the humidity is not high.