Son Tra Radar Station

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Son Tra Radar Station is a not-so-famous tourist destination but still has a lot of exciting things to explore. If you are a person who is passionate about the experience, you will be very excited to conquer it. This is a great place to enjoy the panoramic view of the city and the green beaches from above. Let’s explore this interesting place with Culture Pham Travel.

Son Tra Radar Station

We also provide many tours for customers to select from. If you want to explore the Son Tra Radar Staton, you can choose Da Nang City Tour (from 37 USD/ Person) or Jeep Tour To Marble Mountain (152 USD/ person)

We can take you to Monkey Moutain by booking Hoi An to Monkey Mountain Private Car (73 USD/ Sedan car) or Da Nang to Monkey Moutain By Private Car (from 30 USD/ Sedan car). 

Not only offer tours but also sell transfer services, such as Da Nang Airport to Mercure Ba Na Hills (600,000 VND/ Sedan car) and Da Nang Airport to Senna Hotel Hue (1,400,000 VND/ Sedan car).

Overall Information

When Was The Son Tra Radar Station Built?

Rada station was built by the US military in 1965, located right on Son Tra mountain, at an altitude of 621 m above sea level. At that time, it guided American aircraft to take off from Utapao airport (Thailand) and Guam to bomb the North of Vietnam. In addition, the station’s mission is to patrol and guard the sky over the entire East Sea, thereby developing and responding to acts of airspace infringement.

After liberation, Son Tra Rada station was still used as an observatory in many areas from aviation, the air force and the navy. Currently, it is under the management of the H90 and 375 divisions, then renamed from Son Tra Radar Station to Rada 29 station to guard the airspace from Dong Hoi (Quang Binh) to Buon Ma Thuot (Daklak).

Another Name For Son Tra Radar Station

In addition to the latest name, Rada 29 station, Son Tra Radar Station is also known as the “Eye of the God of Indochina”. From afar, it stands out with three massive white spheres surrounded by massive mountains. The radar can see in a radius of up to 300 kilometers, and the wave scan range can cover the entire area from Indochina to Hong Kong and Hainan.

When Should You Go To Son Tra Radar Station?

The Rada station is located at a relatively high position, and the road to it is also a bit more complex than other points. Therefore, to have the safest and most perfect trip, you should consult and choose a time with good weather, no rain, and good visibility.

Son Tra Radar Stationn

The ideal time is summer (from March to August). At this time, the weather is dry, the sky is clear, and the road is much cooler and more comfortable along the way. Of course, there will also be sunny times in other months, but you should consult the weather in advance to avoid dense foggy days.

Geographical Location And How To Get There

Location Of Radar Station On Son Tra Peninsula

Rada station is located high on the Son Tra peninsula, about 621 m above sea level. About 14 km from Da Nang city center with about 40 minutes by motorbike. This place is covered with clouds all year round, like a wonderland.

Instructions For Moving

Regarding the way, there are many routes for you to choose from, depending on each person’s starting position. Here are 2 routes that you can refer to:

From Da Nang, you can move toward Dragon Bridge or Thuan Phuoc Bridge and then follow Tran Hung Dao Street. At the end of this road, turn right and go straight towards the mountain leading to the Son Tra peninsula.

Visitors can also follow the Vo Nguyen Giap – Hoang Sa sea route. Just keep going straight by sea. By choosing this route, you will enjoy the coolness of the sea breeze.

Suitable Means of Transportation

As mentioned, this station is located at a rather high and steep location, so you will need help by car or taxi to move to Son Tra Radar Station. Therefore, we recommend renting a motorbike to move around. The price to rent a motorbike is also relatively low, only about 100,000 VND to 150,000 VND per day.

Radar Station On Son Tra Penisula

If you choose a motorbike, you should stop the motorbike from being able to control the road and speed. Motorcycles can climb slopes and overcome obstacles that cars cannot. Especially riding a motorbike you can enjoy the cool and pleasant atmosphere when riding a motorbike.

What’s To Do At Son Tra Radar Station?

Admire The Da Nang City From Above

As mentioned, Son Tra Rada station, at an altitude of 621m, is known as the “Eye of Indochina”. With this ideal location and height, you will have a great view of the poetic natural scenery of Da Nang City.

Son Tra Radar Statio From Above

Not only can you see the city of Da Nang, but you can also turn your eyes to the East Sea, watching the sea and mountains. So this is a place you must attend if you are a nature lover.

Visit The Famous Vong Canh House

This is one of the ideal tourist destinations that almost every visitor needs to pay attention to when coming to Son Tra Radar Station. Vong Canh House is one of the top famous places on the Son Tra peninsula, located at an altitude of more than 600 m above sea level. It is built on a rocky outcrop overlooking the sea and has a wide view.

Son Tra Penisula Radar Station

In addition, when visitors come here, there is a beautiful stone-carved monkey statue in front of the house. This statue is considered a symbolic image of Son Tra mountain and a keeper and protector of the mountain space here.

Take Great Photos

One thing visitors, especially young people, will love at Son Tra Radar Station is “selfie”. With the scenery of the mountains, the clouds floating in the sky, and the clouds covered all year round like a fairyland, you will have to take pictures when you see it.

Tourist Attractions Near Son Tra Radar Station

In addition, on the way here, you can admire the natural scenery, stop to visit, and explore many other attractive places. Surely the trip will bring you unforgettable emotions and memories.

Son Tra peninsula is a very hot “coordinate” for those who have self-sufficient travel experience in Da Nang, which owns countless impressive destinations, from scenic spots to beaches,… Therefore, if you have given yourself a long journey to explore this place, don’t just stop at the Radar station but take advantage to discover a few more nearby attractions.

Son Tra Lighthouse

Go to Son Tra lighthouse to find an ideal viewing spot other than Rada station. It is the oldest and most beautiful lighthouse in Vietnam, built in French architecture, and has a fairly wide view. Therefore, it is a great place to help observe the vast natural scenery. Especially you can zoom in on the view of the region to admire the poetic Han River.

Son Tra Radar Statio

Dong Dinh Museum

Dong Dinh Museum is an ideal place for those who love peace and antiquity and want to avoid the hustle and bustle of the city. The Museum is likened to an ecological garden surrounded by green trees. Along with that are the ancient houses, creating a feeling of lightness and closeness.

Dinh Dong Museum

But be aware that Dong Dinh Museum has a customer ticket fee of 20,000 VND, less than 1 USD.

Linh Ung Pagoda

Having been to Son Tra Peninsula and visiting Son Tra Radar Station, no one does not visit this temple. This is one of the three famous Linh Ung pagodas of Da Nang, built and implemented in 2004.

Son Tra Radar Station - Culture Pham Travel
Son Tra Radar Station – Culture Pham Travel

It is named Linh Ung because it is very sacred. Besides, the pagoda also owns the tallest statue of Avalokiteśvara  Buddha in Southeast Asia (67 m) and has an excellent view of the city and Da Nang Sea.

We have searched and synthesized all the information related to Son Tra Radar Station. Culture Pham Travel hopes that this information will be helpful to you. We hope you have a great experience when visiting Da Nang.

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