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“Scenic Panorama View & Unesco Heritage”

Son Tra Mountain (Monkey Mountain)
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Half-Day Son Tra Peninsula Tour by Jeep
Ranked #2 of 68 things to do in Da Nang
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Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

We went there on 1st Oct. We rent car cost 1.1 million VDN for full day car usage as in one day we went to 3 places for brief sight seeing. In the beginning we plan to Son Tra first then follow up with My Son and end with Hoi AN since raining we reshuffle the program.
Hoi An an hour drive from Da Nang is an ancient city along the river and under Unesco World Heritage. The city got more influence from China culture. There are also some story from previous century how the chinese people migrates to Vietnam by the sea.
We spend there about 2 and a half hours because in the middle of our visit rains very heavy. Quite interesting for some good view for photo. They are shop selling some souvenir as well in side the ancient city
Entrance fee is 120.000 vdn per pax
It still worth to visit since the entrance is not too expensive but no need to spend so much time there. Because of raining only enter 3 places out of 7 ancient house for visit. They are also cultural show at the cultural centre . The morning show scheduled at 10:45 a.m and in evening at 3:15 p.m

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Reviewed October 9, 2018

At Son Tra Mountain (Monkey Mountain), you can meet many primates, including one of the rarest apes in the world - brown-footed langur. Named "Monkey Mountain" by American troops in the Vietnam War, the area is still covered by a lush rainforest. Hike or bike along the main paved road for a chance to run into a family of doucs watching passersby from the treetops.
A great discovery when you are immersed in nature here.

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Reviewed October 8, 2018

Son Tra mountain is just a quick trip away from the city. I recommened taking a motorbike so you can take in the nature and the sights. There is just one road the goes up and down the mountain, and you can start at either the west or east end.

Some places to note are Lady Buddha (which is more at the base of the mountain rather than on the mountain itself), Ban Co Peak, and search for "Nha Vong canh" on Google Maps for a little rest area with drinks and snacks and a great view of Da Nang Bay toward the Hai Van Pass.

Thank Daniko8
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

Son Tra (Monkey) Mountain has a breath-taking view from it, standing 693 metres above sea level. Locally known as the Son Tra Peninsula, it was a prominent observation base during the American-Vietnam War.
Get there early for some peace and quiet, preferably before 10am, before all the bus loads of tourists arrive!
The day we were here, it was very hot. However, there is plenty of shade under the multitude of carefully-shaped bonsai trees. The pagoda was built during the 18th century and if entering, you need to have your knees covered, with long skirts being provided for both women and men if needed. The mountain also houses a 67m-tall white statue of the Goddess of Mercy. It certainly makes for good photos.
Entrance to the whole area is free-of-charge. Don't be too disappointed if you don't see monkeys around the touristy area. We didn't see any on our visit. You need to get onto some of the hiking trails to see them.

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Reviewed October 5, 2018

As I stay in Danang for a couple of weeks I got the chance to meet many local people.
For a trip to monkey mountain (and I mean going at the top) you need a motorbike and knowledge of the tour.

If you get to know someone, just asked them if they join you. ;)

Thank rebeccaontheway
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