Son Tra Mountain
Tourists who want to have a quick escape from Da Nang’s busy city centre can go to nearby Son Tra Mountain (Monkey Mountain), a sought-after destination famous for its peaceful and panoramic sights.
Also known as Son Tra Peninsula, the mountain is surrounded with breathtaking beaches such as Bai Nam, Bai Bac, Bai But, and Tien Sa Beach that offer a relaxing sight once viewed from the top of the mountain. Once used as an observation base during the American-Vietnam war, Son Tra Mountain provides a great spot for anyone who wants to see nearby Hi Van Mountain, Da Nang City, and Cham Island. Come via motorbike and see photo-worthy sights, or you can choose to hike to the top and see other iconic landmarks — which include the statue of Lady Buddha — along the way.
Son Tra Mountain is an attraction 12-kilometres north of Da Nang.
Opening Days and Hours
Opens daily, from 7:00 to 18:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance is free.
How to Get There
- Fly to Da Nang via Jetstar, Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Express, and Vietnam Airlines.
- From the airport, board a taxi to the city centre.
- Charter a taxi to Son Tra Mountain, then hike the rest of the way.
- Solo Travelers
- Groups of friends
Time to Spend
Suggested duration in this attraction is 4 hours.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
To explore the place better, visit Son Tra Mountain as early as 7:00.
Tourists are encouraged to bring their own food and water while hiking the mountain. Though there are small stalls selling food, visitors can also dine in Da Nang restaurants such as Madame Hanh, Citron Restaurant, My Casa, La Maison 1888, Happy Heart Cafe, and Majaraha Indian Restaurant.
- Lady Buddha
- My Son
- Museum of Cham
- Art in Paradise
- Da Nang Museum
Accommodations are offered by nearby hotels like Moonlight Da Nang Hotel, Brilliant Hotel, Sanouva Da Nang Hotel, Minh Toan Galaxy Hotel, and White Snow Hotel. Rates range from USD 28 to USD 95.