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Son Tra Mountain

Go looking for wildlife, explore a huge Buddhist monument and enjoy the gorgeous scenery when you make your way to the top of this green covered mountain.

Journey up the forested slopes of Son Tra Mountain for spectacular views over the Bay of Da Nang and the East Sea. The 696 metre (2,283-feet) peak sits on the Son Tra Peninsula and is home to the rare red-faced monkey, which earned it the nickname of Monkey Mountain.

Reach the summit by rental car, motorbike or by booking a jeep tour. As you make your ascent, stop by the Linh Ung monastery and walk through its large courtyard filled with statues. This is an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists in Vietnam. Gaze up at the 67-metre (220-feet) tall statue of the Goddess of Mercy, which is standing on a lotus-shaped platform. Then venture inside the structure to see the 21 Buddha statues on each of its floors. At night, the towering monument is illuminated.

During your time on the mountain, go looking for the red-faced monkeys by hiking along trails. Other animal species in Son Tra's forests are wild boars, deer, reptiles and silver pheasants.

You may also see two radar domes. They belonged to the American military during the Vietnam War and are now operated by the Vietnamese military. There is also a helicopter pad, which was used by the US army to furnish its ground troops with supplies.

Although much of the peninsula is covered by a dense jungle, there are plenty of nice beaches here, such as Bai Bac Beach. Combine your mountain trip with a visit to one of these sandy stretches to sunbathe and swim. Experienced divers will enjoy scuba diving among the corals off the peninsula's coastline. Snorkeling and diving trips for all ability levels including beginners can be found in the area.

Son Tra Mountain and the Son Tra Peninsula are approximately 19.3 kilometre (12 mile) northeast of Da Nang. The journey here takes about 30 minutes by car.

Get the most out of your time spent at Son Tra Mountain. Here's a list of the most popular activities:

Your next great adventure is right in front of you! You may want to try out a Full-Day Jeep Tour of Marble Mountains, Son Tra Mountain & Hai Van Pass or a Private Half-Day Monkey Mountain Wildlife Spotting Tour.

For many more activities, check out our Da Nang things to do page.


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InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort ¥35,620
InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort

InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort

Bai Bac, Son Tra Peninsula, Tho Quang Ward, Son Tra District, Da Nang
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Offering direct access to the beach, this Da Nang resort is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Son Tra Banyan Tree and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ban Co Peak and Son Tra Mountain. Linh Ung Pagoda and Statue of Bodhisattva of Mercy are also within 6 mi (10 km).

    Son Tra Resort ¥11,087
    Son Tra Resort

    Son Tra Resort

    Bai Nam - Bai Con, Tho Quang Ward, Son Tra District, Da Nang
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Nestled on the beach, this Da Nang resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Linh Ung Pagoda and Statue of Bodhisattva of Mercy. Son Tra Banyan Tree and Ban Co Peak are also within 9 mi (15 km).

      Tropical Forest Hostel & Apartments ¥2,176
      Tropical Forest Hostel & Apartments

      Tropical Forest Hostel & Apartments

      123 Le Van Luong Str., Son Tra Dist., Da Nang, Da Nang
         
        2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Tho Quang Beach, this beach hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Hoang Sa Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of My Khe Beach and Da Nang Bay. Han River is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) away.

        Reddoorz Premium Near Son Tra Mountain
        Reddoorz Premium Near Son Tra Mountain

        Reddoorz Premium Near Son Tra Mountain

        123 Le Van Luong, Tho Quang, Son Tra,, Da Nang, DAD
           
          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Tho Quang Beach, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Hoang Sa Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of My Khe Beach and Da Nang Bay. Han River is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) away.

          Pho Nui Hotel ¥2,012
          Pho Nui Hotel

          Pho Nui Hotel

          Block 15-16, Le Duc Tho, Son Tra, Da Nang
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Tho Quang Beach, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Hoang Sa Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of My Khe Beach and Han River. Da Nang Bay is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) away.

            Casa de Arte Apartment
            Casa de Arte Apartment

            Casa de Arte Apartment

            41 Tran Nhat Duat, Tho Quang, Son Tra, Da Nang
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Tho Quang Beach, this apartment building is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Hoang Sa Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of My Khe Beach and Han River. Da Nang Bay is 2.5 mi (4 km) away.

              The Code Hotel & Spa ¥6,870
              The Code Hotel & Spa

              The Code Hotel & Spa

              Hoang Sa, Son Tra, Da Nang
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Tho Quang Beach, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hoang Sa Beach and My Khe Beach. Han River and Da Nang Bay are also within 3 mi (5 km).

                Dan Oasis Beach Hotel and Apartment ¥2,928
                Dan Oasis Beach Hotel and Apartment

                Dan Oasis Beach Hotel and Apartment

                A2.3 Hoang Sa, Tho Quang, Son Tra, Da Nang
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Tho Quang Beach, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course and within 3 mi (5 km) of Linh Ung Pagoda and Statue of Bodhisattva of Mercy. Dragon Bridge and Museum of Cham Sculpture are also within 6 mi (10 km).