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Post: 26-08-2016 08:50:20 AM - Views: 1071
(Visavietnam.net.vn) - For a long time, Son Tra Peninsula has been seen as a green lung and wind barrier for Danang City on the central coast. Sơn trà, where the word “nature” is concretely defined, is one of the most promising destinations when coming to Danang city.
The Son Tra peninsula (Vietnamese, Son Tra is a name of a flower, Son Tra Flower) is also a great hideaway, especially for those wishing on indulge themselves in white sand beaches, picturesque landscapes and primeval forests.
Son Tra peninsula – a fragile gem in beautiful da nang just 5km from sea Da Nang city centre, Son Tra is a beautiful peninsula with long, white sandy beaches, picturesque landscapes and primeval forests – a must-see for any tourist in vietnam.
Standing on the peak of Son Tra Mountain, 693 meters above sea level, visitors can have a panoramic view of the city with Ngu Hanh Son Mountains looming in the south, Cham islet in the southeast, the Han River in the west, and Hai Van Mountain in the north.
Son Tra is actually a harmonious mosaic of river, sea and mountain.
Covering around 4,000 hectares, Son Tra Nature Reserve is known for its biodiversity, so it is an attractive destination for nature lovers. It is home to around 289 species of vascular plants, 287 species of animals, and 106 species of birds.
Especially, 160 red-shanked douc, a kind of langur that was declared endangered in 2013 by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, have been recently discovered on Son Tra.
A snorkel trip to see coral reefs is highly recommended on Son Tra. At Nghe Cape, visitors can find coral reefs stretching 4-5 hectares at Tranh and Black Rock beaches while Bac and Nom beaches are home to 52 coral species.
The corals on the peninsula are not only diverse in species but also in colors. Tourists can choose to relax on a cruise, go fishing and catch squids together with local fishermen.
They can also take a look at a banyan tree which locals say is 1,000 years old. The tree is around 20 meters high and has some 30 adventitious roots.
At the foot of Son Tra Mountain, resorts have sprung up on beaches such as But, Nam, Rang, Xep, Con and Tre but nature there is well preserved. There, tourists can book a dive and snorkel trip to experience exciting underwater adventures.
Surrounded by the sea and wooded areas, the peninsula has an extensive array of beaches like bai bac, bai nam and bai but – heaven for those seeking water activities like swimming, fishing and sightseeing by boat. One can also take a dive to explore extraordinary coral reefs. With its strong winds and large waves, Bai Bac beach is perfect for surfers.bai but and bai nam are more gentle and safe for scuba diving. Those heading below the surface will be treated to 42 different species of brilliant coral reef as well as scores of marine life like fairy fish, macropodus, and butterfly fish. The spectacular scenery here feels like entering into a breath-taking underwater palace.
Sơn trà is connected with Da Dang city via the longest suspension cable bridge in Viet nam, the Thuan Phuoc bridge, which was just opened for public use on july 19, 2009. The new bridge brings the peninsular closer to Da Nang and certainly will help to develop the peninsular son tra to become an attractive touristic destination. Son Tra is a special gift of the god to Danang. It can be seen from every places of the city.
Strolling along a beach or to the forest and climbing the mountain are other activities tourists should consider while on this beautiful peninsula.