Table Of Contents
- Monkey Mountain Da Nang Introduction
- Monkey Mountain Da Nang Location
- What to visit on Monkey Mountain Da Nang, Vietnam?
- Monkey Mountain Da Nang entrance fee and the best time to visit
- How to visit Son Tra Mountain Da Nang?
Monkey Mountain Da Nang Introduction
Da Nang, a dynamic and worth to live city in Vietnam, traveling to Da Nang, not only visit the beautiful city with unique bridges, marble mountains, Ba Na Hills, etc but also exploring Monkey Mountain (Son Tra Mountain) is a great choice for people who love the green nature and vast sky.
Monkey Mountain is a primeval forest with a cool climate all year and a beautiful natural landscape with diverse, rich flora and fauna. There are more than 100 species of animals with dozens of rare and precious species listed in the world’s conservation red book such as red chicken, brocade python, aquatic species. Especially, there are more than 400 brown-shanked Douc Langurs.
Monkey Mountain Da Nang Location
Son Tra Mountain belongs to Tho Quang ward, Son Tra District, Da Nang city, just 35 minutes drive to the North of Danang city center. It is a breath-taking national park in Da Nang that stands at the height of 693m above sea level.
Monkey Mountain Da Nang is an ideal place for people who are looking for a cool, peaceful place to escape the heat and hustle life of the city. Monkey Mountain is on the Son Tra Peninsula, this pristine mountain is also surrounded by wild beaches such as Bai But, Bai Nam, Bai Bac, and Tien Sa Beach.
What to visit on Monkey Mountain Da Nang, Vietnam?
Beautiful views on the way to Son Tra Mountain
If you are a lover of adventure tours, Monkey Mountain is a place not to be missed. Slope curves on the peak of Monkey Mountain are ideal challenges for those who are adventurous by motorbike. Please make sure that your motorbike engine is strong enough to get to the peak, and then your effort will be welcomed by the fascinating panoramic view of Da Nang city.
Meanwhile, climbing enthusiasts can enjoy the dense forest, discover rare animals. It is estimated that it takes four hours to walk from North Beach to the top of the mountain.
Linh Ung Pagoda on Son Tra Peninsula
On the way to explore the Monkey Mountain Da Nang, you must stop to visit the Linh Ung Pagoda Da Nang. Linh Ung Pagoda which is a famous religious tourism place was built in the 18th century. In this pagoda, it is very common to see the wild monkeys come down to find some foods from tourists. Moreover, you will enjoy the cool climate from the Ocean, wonderful panoramic views of Da Nang.
The highlight of this grand pagoda is the famous tallest Lady Buddha statue in Vietnam with 67m height facing the Ocean, blessing the local fishermen and Da Nang people.
The 1000-year-old banyan tree
The next attraction on the trip to Monkey Mountain Da Nang is the thousand-year-old banyan tree. Quietly located on the eastern edge of the Son Tra peninsula, the 1000-year-old banyan tree is now a check-in place for many young people every time they come to Da Nang. The tree has a wide canopy, the trunk circumference of 10 m, 26 secondary roots sticking deeply into the ground creating a massive appearance, and majestic landscape.
The tree canopies of layers, layers intertwined, hidden in the mist, accidentally created an enchanting and sacred atmosphere. Since Son Tra peninsula was put into operation for tourism, the banyan tree has attracted a lot of tourists to Da Nang.
The Chessboard peak
Ban Co (Chessboard in English) peak is the highest summit in Son Tra peninsula, standing at the height of nearly 600 m above sea level. From the Chessboard peak, you can enjoy spectacular panoramic views over the entire Da Nang city, Ba Na Hills, Cham islands, Hai Van pass, Lien Chieu bay, and the Eastern sea far away.
According to the legend, two gods were sitting and playing chess on Son Tra Peninsula for many days already, but they were still inconclusive. Then one day, one of them was distracted by beautiful fairies flew down the beach nearby. Took that chance, the other quickly tied the match to make it could not be finished forever. One got back to heaven and the sat alone to find out the way to win. Therefore, local people set up the statue of the deity who sat alone in front of the chessboard so the mountain peak’s name has also come from the legend. The beach where the fairies flew down is the Tien Sa Beach “fairy beach” nowadays.
Tien Sa Beach
Tien Sa (fairyland) beach is at the end of Yet Kieu street, next to Tien Sa port, about 10 km from Da Nang city center and is an attractive beach in Da Nang. This beautiful beach is associated with the legend of the Chessboard peak and has entered music and poetry. Tien Sa Beach is independent of the north of the wild Son Tra peninsula.
At this place, you will be immersed with nature, blue sea, white sand, and light sunshine. Tien Sa is an ideal attraction, and it is 100% safe for you to relax, picnic, organize events.
Monkey Mountain Da Nang entrance fee and the best time to visit
The best time to visit the Monkey mountain Da Nang Vietnam depends on the season and weather but we highly recommend exploring it on sunny days from 6 am to 6 pm. Moreover, it is free of charge to visit Son Tra Mountain. When you come here, please respect the nature and just take some beautiful photos.
How to visit Son Tra Mountain Da Nang?
Well, to explore the Monkey Mountain Da Nang on Son Tra Peninsula, you can drive a motorbike with helmets and strong engine. Because of the way to the peak of Son Tra Mountain is quite dangerous so you should drive carefully.
If you would like to be safe, and fully enjoy the wild beauty of Son Tra Mountain, you should book Hoi An Private Car via Best Hue City Tour Travel. We provide the Hoi An/ Da Nang to Monkey Mountain by private car with an English speaking driver. Book the car, enjoy the trip and our experienced driver will help you with everything.