Son Tra peninsula
Son Tra Peninsula - Just 10km from the City center of Danang, the Son Tra Peninsula is an area of outstanding natural beauty. The backdrop of the peninsula is Son Tra Mountain, which rises up majestically from the lush tropical jungle and the golden beach beyond.
Son Tra Peninsula is a government protected natural forest, with the shoreline and jungle forming a natural barrier from storms and cyclones for Danang City. For this reason, this area is a botanist’s dream, with many rare species of flora and fauna to be found. The site covers over 30,000 square kilometers and is home to over three hundred varieties of plants and many rare and endangered species of animals. Upon one side, at the foot of the mountain is the stone stream, named Suoi Da in Vietnamese. The stream is so named because the waves from the sea gently roll up the stream, and over the centuries this has caused interesting rock formations to be pushed up along the shoreline of the stream.
Visitors are free to use the expansive golden sandy beach and swim in the cool waters of the sea, although there is a very strictly enforced policy of no littering, and causing no lasting damage to the area. The coral reefs which are located just offshore are simply stunning, and definitely something snorkelers would consider exploiting before they become a popular scuba diving site. Overall, you should not miss a time to visit this breathtaking natural environment. The local people believe that the Son Tra Peninsula is a gift from the gods, and one which needs to be protected and nurtured. Spend a day exploring whilst you are visiting Danang and there is no doubt that you will form the same opinion.